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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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ADAMS, W. E., grocer, P. O. College Springs; born in Putnam county, Illinois, July 19, 1853. His parents moved to Du Page county, Illinois, while he was still a child. Came here in 1870, with his parents, settling in Amity township. Married February 11, 1874, to Miss Annie K. Kempton, a native of Michigan, by whom he is the parent of two children; one living: Roswell E. Begun his present business in February, 1880. As a business man he possesses excellent qualifications, and merits the large patronage he receives. A man of integrity, and of strong character, he enjoys the esteem of his fellow townsmen.

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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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