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 626
W. P. CRAWFORD, farmer, Sec. 10; was born in Orange Co., N. Y., in 1825; came to Muscatine Co. in 1851. In November, 1853, he married Miss Sarah A. Terry, a native of Orange Co., N. Y.; they have had four children. three still living---Emily, Oliver and Nellie. Mr. Crawford and wife are members of the Presbyterian Church; he acts with the Republican party. Has held various local offices; at present, is the incumbent of the offices of Secretary of the School Board, member of the Board of School Directors and School Treasurer. He owns 155 acres of land, which is well improved.
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