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Below is a family biography included in History of Warren County, Iowa published by Union Historical Company in 1879.  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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DASHIELL, DR. M. A., physician and surgeon; P. O. Richland; born in Dearborn county, Indiana, in 1826; his natural taste led him to the selection of medicine as a profession; he came to this county in 1853, and settled in Hartford, Richland township, which has since been his home, where he has long since attained high rank in the profession and built up a large and lucrative practice, extending many miles into the country, and being often called upon by his brother practitioners in other localities to consultations on serious and critical cases; he is a member of the Warren County Medical Society and the State Medical Association; he has served as a member in both the lower and upper house of the Iowa State Legislature; his presence in the sick room is often not less beneficial to the desponding patient than his professional treatment; as a physician he is attentive and obliging; he possesses considerable professional pride and courtesy, and is highly esteemed by the profession for his ability, skill and integrity; in all places and under all circumstances he is loyal to Truth, Honor and Right; few men have more devoted friends or merit more the confidence and esteem of their fellow-citizens; he married Miss L. Noble, in 1851; she was born in Indiana; their family consists of five children: Mary, Jessie, Martha, Noble and Mark A.

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This family biography is one of 548 biographies included in The History of Warren County, Iowa published in 1879.  For the complete description, click here: Warren County, Iowa History and Genealogy

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