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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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COPSON, W. H., of the Shenandoah Reporter, P. O. Shenandoah; born in Albany, New York, February 17, 1851. Lived in that city and the city of New York until thirteen years of age, when he went to Green county, Indiana. From this place he went to Summerfield, Illinois, remaining until 1868. Missouri next claimed him as a citizen, when he came to Iowa, locating at Hamburg, Fremont county. He has been connected with the Riverton Republican, as well as the Hamburg paper. When he came to Shenandoah he entered the employment of the Reporter, remaining until he formed his present partnership. In the early part of Mr. Copson’s life he followed the business of broom making, entering the newspaper business in 1868. Was married July 2, 1876, to Miss D. H. Noble, a native of Wisconsin. They are the parents of two children: Frederick W. and Gertrude M.

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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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