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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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McPHERRIN, S. C., attorney at law, of the firm McPherrin Bros., P. O. Clarinda; born November 26, 1853, in Knox county, Illinois. His experience until early manhood was similar to his brother’s. He was further educated in the Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, from which he graduated in the classical course in 1876. He became a law student with Judge Lyman Trumbull, of Chicago, and a student in the Union College of Law from which he graduated 1878, which admitted him to practice before the bar of Illinois. He came to Clarinda in June, 1878, entering into partnership with his brother, already a successful lawyer in the city. Mr. McPherrin was married on July 25, 1879, to Miss Jessie Moore, a native of Clarinda, and a most accomplished lady. She is a graduate in the classical course of Northwestern University, at Evanston, of the class of 1879. Graduating with honor, she took the prize in oratory, and the Greek and Latin scholarship prizes. They are the parents of one child: Hugh Webster. The firm of McPherrin Bros, is a most successful one. The genius of “Genesee” is honored in the elder member of the firm, while both embellish their chosen profession.

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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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