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Below is a family biography included in History of Lee County, Iowa published by Western 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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O’CONNOR, F. H., DR., physician and druggist, 122 Main street, between Second and Third streets; the Doctor was born in Ireland; came to this country and located at Ft. Wayne, Ind., in 1847; remained there until he came to Keokuk, in 1852; immediately after his arrival here, he established the business he is now engaged in, and engaged in office practice of his profession, which he has continued ever since; his is the oldest established drug house in Keokuk. He manufactures many standard preparations which should find their way into every family; his “Excelsior Hair Tonic” is without doubt one of the most excellent preparations now in use; his sales of this valuable article extend to nearly every part of this country; he has many letters from Washington, D. C., New York, Philadelphia and other cities, which testify to the value of the preparation. His Hair Restorative, Condition Powders, etc., are very highly recommended by those who have used them, in various parts of the United States; they have been before the public for many years, and are fast surpassing the worthless preparations with which the country has been so long afflicted.

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This family biography is one of 668 biographies included in The History of Lee County, Iowa published in 1879.  For the complete description, click here: Lee County, Iowa History and Genealogy

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