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 593
NICHOLAS BARRY, of the firm of Nicholas Barry & Son, plumbing and gas fitting; Mr. Barry was born in County Wexford, Ireland, in 1824; emigrated to Cleveland, Ohio, in 1847, in which city he married Miss Alice Potts; they removed to Rock Island, Ill., in 1857, thence to Muscatine in 1867; their children are Patrick J., Mary E. (now Mrs. P. Fahey), James, Nicholas, Katie (now Mrs. John Hadden) , Silas, Thomas. Mr. Barry was Superintendent of the Gas Works in Rock Island during his residence in that city, and has been Superintendent of the Muscatine Gas Works over ten years; he is a man of much enterprise, and has placed himself in the front rank of the men in his business in the State of Iowa.
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