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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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PACE, T. N., merchant, P. O. Shenandoah; born in Cumberland county, Kentucky, August 17, 1831. At the age of nine years moved to Warrick county, Indiana, his father having previously died. In 1861 went with his mother to Evansville, Indiana, living there until her death. On the 5th of August, 1861, enlisted in company G, First regiment Indiana cavalry, at the organization of the company he was elected its captain. On March 16, 1863, he received promotion, ranking as major. In May, the same year, he was again promoted, ranking as lieutenant colonel of his regiment. In February, 1864, he became colonel of his regiment. Was mustered out in 1864 with this rank. Colonel Pace was in the battles of Frederickstown, Missouri, and on many another hard fought field before the close of the war. Colonel Pace was married August 12, 1863, to Miss Mary E. Wilcox, a native of Indiana, by whom he had one child, now deceased. He came to Shenandoah in 1874, engaging in his present business and becoming closely identified with all the enterprises conducive to the growth of the city. He is an active, intelligent man and eminently deserves the confidence reposed so universally in him.

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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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