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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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REES, WILLIAM, of the firm of William Rees & Co., steam printers; born in New York City Dec. 16, 1835; from 1850 to 1853, he was engaged in learning his trade of printer, in Pitts burgh, Penn.; came to Keokuk in 1853; in 1857, he conducted the Daily Post of Keokuk, for a short time; for one year, he was proprietor of the Doniphan Post, in Doniphan Co., Kan.; since 1860, he has been engaged in the general printing business in Keokuk. Oct. 15, 1863, he married Miss Dale Tackaberry, a native of the State of New York.

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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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