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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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CARPENTER, GEORGE R., conductor on C., R. I. & P. R. R.; was born in Galesburg, Ill., June 28, 1853, where he remained until 1870, when he came to Keokuk, remaining until 1872, in which year he went to Springfield, Ill.; thence to Kansas City, Mo., in 1875; in 1876, to Warsaw, Ill., in which place he married Miss Adelia Brawner March 6, 1877; she was born April 11, 1854; they removed to this city the 6th of March, 1877; she died June 10, 1878.

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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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