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
W. A. DRURY, grocer, Second street; was born in Wayne Co., Ind., in the year 1816; in 1820, his parents removed to Morgan Co., thence to Mercer Co., Ill. in 1834, and from the latter county they removed to Rock Island Co., Ill, in which county W. A. Drury married Miss A. Comstock, a native of Vermillion Co., Ind., born in 1827; they have one son--Ross Drury, who married Miss C. Russel, of Chicago, Ill; they reside in this city (Muscatine). W. A. Drury has been a resident of Muscatine since 1845; engaged in his present occupation in 1854; previous to that was engaged in the real estate business. Politically, Mr. Drury acts with the Democratic Party; he has filled various local offices of trust in this city; his reputation as a business man stands high; and fair dealing and strict integrity have characterized all his intercourse with his fellow-citizens; his grocery store on Second street is as large as any in the city.
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