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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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DUGAN, SAMUEL C., farmer, section 19, and the owner of 140 acres of good land, P. O. Clarinda; he was born January 31, 1853, in the state of Illinois. At the age of thirteen years he with his parents moved to this county. He was educated in the common school. He was married September 23, 1872, to Miss Julia L. Parrott, a native of France. They have two children: Archie and Edward R. living. Mr. Dugan’s parents are still living and residents of this township, making their home with their oldest son, William. The father is seventy-two and the mother seventy years old; natives of Ireland, but emigrated to America many years ago. They lived in Pennsylvania and Illinois for a number of years before coming to this county. The old folks have divided up their large estate among their children and have no charge on their minds. They are kindly cared for by their boys who live in their immediate neighborhood. The sons are industrious, energetic farmers, and with their families are members of the United Presbyterian church.

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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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