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 634
MRS. LYDIA A. DAVIDSON, formerly Mrs. Hoope, Sec. 18; P. O. Muscatine; born in Philadelphia, Penn., Jan 9, 1842; removed with her parents to Delaware Co., Penn., and thence to Muscatine Co. Feb. 1, 1867. Married William M. Davidson Dec. 12, 1866; he was born in Chester Co., Penn., March 8, 1835; died Sept. 19, 1872; have two daughters--Ellie E., born Oct. 17, 1867; Sidonia S. G. born July 8, 1871. Mrs. D. is a member of the Episcopal Church; Mr. D. served as clerk in the Quartermaster's Department one year, under J.J. Hooper. Democrat.
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