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 641
W. D. CONE, M. D., physician and surgeon; also owns a farm of 256 acres, northwest of town, valued at $35 per acre, Conesville; born March 17, 1838, Coshocton Co., Ohio; came with parents to Muscatine Co., in the fall of 1854. Enlisted in Co. B, of the 35th I.V.I.,Dec.5, 1863; participated in the battle of Pleasant Hill, La; was also under A.J. Smith in the battle of Pea Ridge, Ark; subsequently, he was assigned to the Commissary Department at Keokuk, also having charge of the Hospital Department; in May 1865, was assigned to the Veteran Reserve Corps; musterd out in October, 1865; while in the hospital, commenced the study of medicine, which he continued, attending lectures at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Keokuk, where he graduated in February, 1867; afterward graduated at the Bellevue Hospital Medical College of New York in February, 1868, since which time he has followed his profession in connection with carrying on his farm. Married Miss Kate F. Lord, daughter of Richard Lord, of Muscatine, June 7, 1870; she was born April 21, 1845, in this county; have two children--- Edna L. and William L. Mr. C. served his county as Supervisor in 1863; is at present one of the Trustees of the township. Religion, Liberal; Republican.
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