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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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WILCOX, S. S., merchant, P. O. Shenandoah; born in Orleans county, New York, January 11, 1819, in which state he lived until 15 years of age. He then became a resident of Ohio, in which state he remained four years.From that time until the spring of 1861 he resided in Warrick county, Ind., when he moved to Fremont county, Iowa, settling on a farm until the spring of 1875. He then came to Shenandoah, engaging in the mercantile business with entire success. Mr. Wilcox is a carpenter by trade, an occupation which he followed until his coming to Iowa. He is now occupying the responsible position of elder in the Church of Latter Day Saints, elsewhere noticed, and is the present mayor of the city of Shenandoah. Was married to Miss Sarah A. De Forrest, a native of Warrick county, Indiana, November 12, 1840. They are the parents of four children: Mary E., (wife of T. N. Pace), Joseph H., Fannie E. (wife of William White), and Eben S.

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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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