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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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SCOVEL, R. A., dealer in stoves and tinware, Washington street; residence, Columbia street; born in West Point, in 1851; after receiving an education such as could be obtained at the common schools of the day, at the age of 24, he entered his present business. May, 1878, he married Miss Lena Seim, daughter of Geo. Seim, a cabinet maker of West Point; she was born in West Point, in 1853. He is a Republican; has been City Recorder for three years. Mrs. Scovel is a member of the Presbyterian Church.

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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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