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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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MARTIN, W. C., furniture, P. O. Shenandoah; bora in Monroe county, New York, February 11, 1819. Went to Athens, Ohio, with his parents, when one year old, remaining until eighteen years of age. He then went to learn a trade with Wm. D. Bartlett, of Athens. He served an apprenticeship of three years, afterwards engaging in business at Akron, Ohio. Went to Kansas in 1869, remaining until 1872, when he came to Shenandoah. Was married to Miss Mary E. Kidder, a native of New Hampshire, in January, 1844. They are the parents of two children: Mary L. and Harris L.

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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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