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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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BERRY, W. H., attorney; of the firm of Henderson & Berry; was born in Cass county, Illinois, in 1849, and removed with his parents to this county in 1867; he was educated at Simpson Centenary College, and graduated in the class of 1872; he read law, and was admitted to the bar before Judge Maxwell in 1873, and has been associated with J. H. Henderson in the practice of his profession since that time; he married Miss Alice M. Barker, daughter of M. R. Barker, Esq., one of Warren county’s early settlers, in 1875; she was born in Indianola, and educated at Simpson Centenary College, and graduated in the same class with her husband.

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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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