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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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NORTH, WILLIAM, farmer, section 36, P. O. Essex; born October, 1821, in Champaign county, Ohio. Was educated in the common schools of the county, in which he was born. He came to Iowa in 1856 and located at Iowa City, where he lived until 1870, in which year he came to Page county, and located where he now lives. He is the owner of 1420 acres of Page county’s finest lands, the most of which is under cultivation. He was married in October, 1842, to Miss W. Weed, who died in October, 1869, leaving a family of seven children: Lucy, Ida, Melissa, Hattie and Neva, living, and two deceased — Hiram and California. Was married again, to Mrs. Elizabeth Carwin, by which union they have had one child: Lyman. Mrs. North was the mother of two children by her first husband: Alta B. and William B., living.

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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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