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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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GAYLORD, T. C., hotel-keeper, P. O. Essex; born in Delaware county, Ohio, February 28, 1840. Worked at milling until nineteen years of age. Enlisted in company I, Thirty-second Ohio infantry, August 28, 1861, for three years, or during the war. Was mustered out in August, 1865, at the close of the war, having passed through the battles of Maryland Hights, Baker’s Creek and Vicksburg, without receiving a scratch. Was married July 13, 1865, to Miss L. I. Kirk, a native of Ohio. Came to Page county in 1872. Entered his present occupation in the spring of 1878. Was appointed constable, to fill a vacancy, and in the following fall was elected to fill the same position, which he has done until the present time.

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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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