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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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REEVES, WILLIAM, merchant, P. O. Coin; born in Meigs county, Ohio, December 18, 1848, and resided in the county of his birth until seven years of age. In the spring of 1855 he came with his parents to Fremont county, Iowa. Sickness, and the death of his father near St. Louis, the death of his sister near Hamburg, and that of his mother soon after their arrival at their destination, cast, not only a cloud over the life of young Reeves, but filled it with those experiences peculiar to orphan children. Nothing but the strongest will and greatest energy sufficed to make Mr. Reeves a successful man. He has triumphed where others would have failed, and gained where many lose. He was married to Miss Ida McComb, July 5, 1880. Has been in the mercantile business for many years.

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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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