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 596
W.D.BURK, attorney at law, of the firm of Burk & Russell, Muscatine; is a native of Johnstown, Cambria Co., Penn.; he came to Muscatine Co. in 1859; entered the law department of the State University at Iowa City and graduated in the class of 1873; he entered the law office of Richman & Carskaddan and remained with them two years; in the early part of the present year, he associated with J. J. Russell in the practice of his profession.
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