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 597

RICHARD CADLE. of the firm of Cadle, Mulford & Co., manufacturers of sash, doors and blinds, Front street, Muscatine; was born in the city of New York Feb. 20, 1819 where he learned the carpenter's trade; he emigrated to the West, and spent one year in Illinois; came to Iowa, and located in Muscatine in October, 184, and engaged with his brother in the saw-mill business, and afterward worked at his trade; in 1847, he was elected Clerk of the District Court, and held that office two years, then engaged in the building business; he was appointed Postmaster, and held that office during President Fillmore's administration, then associated with J. S. Patten for two years, in the manufacture of sash, doors and blinds; was again elected Clerk of Courts, and served as Clerk and Deputy Clerk until October, 1861, he left the Court without a Clerk, and enlisted in Co, H, 11th Reg.I. V. I.; he acted as Quartermaster at the headquarters of Gen. Grant, during the siege of Vicksburg; he was in the service three years, and served as Quartermaster with rank of First Lieutenant, at Louisville; returned to Muscatine, and engaged in manufactirub sash, doors and blinds; he held the office of City Clerk six years; also Township Clerk for six years, and has held the position of Secretary and Treasurer and Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows. He married Miss S.A. Magoon, a native of Lancaster, Ohio, Oct. 5, 1847; they have three children--- two still living--- George H. and Eva.

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