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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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TONER, THOMAS, farmer, section 13, P. O. Clarinda; born in Washington county, Pennsylvania, in 1806, where he lived until eighteen years of age, then with his parents moved to Guernsey county, Ohio, where the subject of this sketch matured to manhood a farmer, and lived until 1847; he then moved to Lee county, Iowa, where he lived until 1854, when he settled on his present homestead. He was married in 1832, to Eliza McCluskey; she was also a native of Pennsylvania, born February 12, 1806. They have a family of six children: Charles, Esther J., Rosana and Mary E., living, and Robert W. and Henry, deceased. All the family are members of the Reformed Presbyterian church.

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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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