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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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ROGERS, O. A., cashier, P. O. Clarinda; born January 1, 1850, in Watertown, New York. His parents went to Aurora, Illinois, in 1854. He there passed his youth and received a common school education. When sixteen years of age he went to learn the turner’s trade with the firm of Rising & Kendall, of Aurora, with whom he remained two years. Among his other occupations he was messenger boy in a telegraph office, When he came to Iowa he went to Hamburg, Fremont county, remaining only a short time. He then went to Manti, in the dry goods house of O. S. Ride & Co. In 1870, when Shenandoah was laid out, the firm last named moved their stock to that town, and Mr. Rogers went as salesman, opening the first stock of dry goods in the city. In 1872 he went into the bank of Moore & Webster, as book-keeper, with whom he remained until 1875, At that time Messrs. Rogers & Webster opened a bank in the new town of Essex, under the style of B. M. Webster & Co., he being the junior member of the firm. In January, 1879, he disposed of his interest to his partner, and coming to Clarinda entered the banking house of Webster, Linderman & Co., as the junior member of the firm, assuming the duties of the cashier. Mr. Rogers was married September 1, 1872, to Miss S. E. Tiperry, a native of Illinois. They have two children: Rock G. and Pearl M.

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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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