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
ELMUR DAY, farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Sweetland Center; born in Washington Co., Penn., Nov 23, 1821; removed in 1850 to Greene Co., where he followed farming until 1865, then returned to Washington Co.; the same year, came to Muscatine Co. and purchased the farm where he moved his family in October, 1865. Mr. Day married Miss Rachel D. Comkey March 12, 1849, a native of Green Co., Penn; born Aug. 18, 1823, and died Jan. 14, 1861. He married again Miss Susan Kelley Dec. 30, 1863; born in Fayette Co., Penn., Dec. 6, 1830, and died March 23, 1870. Mr. Day has five children by former wife--Elizabeth (now Mrs. Mann), John W., Hannah B., Alice J., and Samuel M., Elmur Day, and one deceased--Livisa M., and by second wife two--Ida M. and George L. and one deceased--Laura F. Mr. Day was elected to the Legislature in 1871, and has been a member of the Presbyterian Church since 34 years of age, where he has ever been a faithful member; is a Democrat.
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