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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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LAVELY, T. S., farmer, section 19; born in Pennsylvania, July 10, 1848. When fifteen years of age he went to Nashville, Tennessee, where he remained two years. At the end of that time he returned to his home—which he had left when eight years of age—and remained there one year. He then went to Henry county, Illinois. Again returned home, remaining a short time. From this time until coming to Page county he frequently changed his residence, living in several States for a short time only in each. Was married to Miss M. E. Drace, of Page county, March 19, 186-. He is the father of four children, all boys: Charles C., Ira E., George H. and Lawrence L. Owns 166 acres of fine, well-improved land.

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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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