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 600
R. H. COOK, proprietor of Park House livery stable, also general collecting, loan and real estate agent; was born in Henry Co., Ind., in 1840. Married Miss Martha Nixon, of Washington Co., Ind; they have two children--Luella and Carrie; they removed to Cedar Co., Iowa in 1873; thence to this city in 1876. Mr. C. is a stauch Republican. In religious matters, liberal; is a member of the I. O. O. F.
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