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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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CALL, SILAS, farmer, section 31, P. O. Shenandoah; born in Merrimac county, New Hampshire, December 10, 1825. He resided there, following the occupation of a farmer, until 1865, when he moved to Bureau county, Illinois, where he engaged in the same occupation until the spring of 1868, when he came to Grant township. He has, by industry and care, built him a home on one of the finest farms in this township. He was married February 3, 1852, to Miss L. Bullock, a native of Grafton, New Hampshire. They have had three children, of whom one is now living: Mary E. Mr. Call is one of the oldest settlers in the township, and a man of strict integrity and sterling worth.

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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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