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 602
JAMES M. DORAN, attorney at law and Justice of the Peace, Muscatine, was born in Pittsburgh, Penn., Dec. 18, 1849; when 4 years of age, his parents came to Iowa, and settled in this county in 1853; he was brought up and received his education in this county; he studied law and was admitted to the bar Aug. 31, 1876, and since has practiced his profession here. He was elected Justice of the Peace in the fall of 1878, and is also Deputy Collector of Taxes. He married Miss Mary O. Clark, a native of Ohio, in October, 1875; they have two children.
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