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 599
DR. S. M. COBB, physician and surgeon; is a native of Maine, and was born Feb. 4, 1819; he was brought up in York Co., and received his education there, then studied medicine and graduated from the Medical School of Maine, at Bowdoin College, in the spring of 1852, and engaged in the practice of medicine. He married Miss Mary G. Bradbury, a native of Maine, in July, 1845; she died in December, 1851; he married Miss H.S. Mitchell, a native of York Co., Me., in December, 1852. In June, 1856, he came to Iowa and located at Osage, Mitchell Co.; after practicing medicine there for four years, he came to Muscatine in 1860, and since then has practiced his profession here; in September, 1862, he was appointed Assistant Surgeon of the 35th Regt. I. V. I.; the following year, he was commissioned Surgeon; remained with the regiment until the close of the war, and was mustered out Aug. 10, 1865; he holds the office of Pension Examining Surgeon. He has four children---Ella T., Cassius M., Dana W. and Lucilla M.; lost one son in infancy, Alden R.
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