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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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ENFIELD, M., physician and surgeon, P. O. Clarinda; born March 9, 1845, in Wisconsin. There he grew to manhood subject to all the vicissitudes of a farm boy, receiving his education in the common school, in Evansville Seminary, and at Lawrence University—all in his native state. Until 1869 he followed farming and teaching. In that year he began the study of medicine with Dr. R. Broughton, of Broadhead, Wisconsin. He graduated from Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois, in February, 1873. He then came to Clarinda, and began the practice of his profession, which he has continued since. He enjoys a most liberal share of public confidence and patronage. Married February 28, 1874, to Miss Lila Broughton, a native of Wisconsin. They are the parents of three children: Gracie A., John B. and Donald.

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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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