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Below is a family biography included in History of Page County, Iowa published by Iowa Historical Company in 1880.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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HOOPER, L. H., farmer, section 13, P. O. Clarinda; born in Athens county, Ohio, February 13, 1840, following the business in which he is now engaged until the fall of 1859. Mr. Hooper then came to Page county, became the owner of forty acres of excellent land, of which he has made a comfortable homestead. He was married June 17, 1862, to Miss Mary E. Tucker, of Des Moines county, Iowa. They are the parents of six children: Celestia, Richard, Belle, Calvin, Scott, and Cora, all at home. Mr. Hooper has had excellent success as a grower of small fruits, one of his three fine orchards being almost solely devoted to that class.

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This family biography is one of 558 biographies included in The History of Page County, Iowa published in 1880.  For the complete description, click here: Page County, Iowa History and Genealogy

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