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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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LYTLE, THOMAS, proprietor of Lytle House, P. O. Shenandoah; born in Randolph county, North Carolina, January 16, 1824. When eleven years of age his father went to Grant county, Indiana, settling on a farm and residing there until the fall of 1854. He then came to Iowa, locating in Fremont county, engaging in both milling and farming for the next six years. In 1860 he returned to Indiana, following different occupations until 1865, when he moved to Missouri, following farming for a period of four years. He then returned to Fremont county, Iowa, remaining until April, 1876, when he came to Shenandoah and began to conduct the Lytle House. Mr. Lytle has been twice married. His first wife was Miss Elizabeth Lowder, a native of Indiana; died August 6, 1862, leaving ten children, three of whom are deceased: Marion M., Wilis, James C., Winnie, Thos. D., Elizabeth, and Tobias. His second wife was married to him March 6, 1865. She was formerly Mrs. Catherine V. Sankey. She has one child, Richard, by her former husband.

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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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