Muscatine County Iowa
Here is what the abbreviations in the bios stand for: far: farm; Co.: company or county; dir: dealer; IVA: Iowa Volunteer Artillery; IVC: Iowa Volunteer Cavalry; IVI: Iowa Volunteer Infantry; P.O.: Post Office; S. or Sec.: section; and st.: street.
Source: History of Muscatine County Iowa, Biographical Section, 1879, page 668
FRANK BACON, of Bacon & McIntire, dealers in dry goods and general merchandise, corner Fourth and Cedar streets; residence corner Sixth and Cherry; born at New Haven, Conn., Jan. 30, 1835, and, when 18 months of age, his parents removed to Camden, Oneida Co., N. Y.; at 21 years of age, he came to Iowa, and, in the fall of 1856, engaged as clerk with J. J. Rider, of Wilton; he continued with him until the spring of 1860, when he purchased the entire business interest of his employer, and continued alone until the spring of 1870, when Mr. Charles McIntire became a partner; in June, 1874, with others, he organized the Farmers' and Citizens' Bank, of which he was elected President. April 2, 1861, he married Miss Harriet E., daughter of J. J. Rider; she was born in Seymour, Conn., in August, 1843, and, with her parents, came to this county in 1856; they have three children----two sons and one daughter; the eldest, Charles C., was born in February, 1862; John E., in June 1864; and Mary, in June, 1868. Radical; members of M. E. Church.
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