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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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KILE, W. E., farmer, P. O. Clarinda; born in Franklin county, Ohio, July 6, 1837, and moved at the age of fifteen years, to Mount Pleasant with his father, and then to Jones county, and from there back to Mount Pleasant, where they lived three years and a half. Then his father moved to Ohio, and he came to Page county, Iowa, March 27, 1856, and settled in Clarinda, and has lived here ever since, following farming, and has resided on this farm ever since the year 1868. He was married to Miss Parmelia R. Britt, a native of Canada West, January 1, 1861. They are the parents of two children, Alice L. and Hattie N. He owns 160 acres of well improved land, two houses with nice groves and springs, one barn and two orchards. Mr. Kile came to this county with less than $50, and has built himself up to his present standing.

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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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