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 672
F. D. FARRIER, of Farrier & Wooster, bakery and confectionery, Railroad street, residence, Fourth street, Wilton; was born in Belmont Co., Ohio, in September, 1847; when 10 years of age, his parents removed to Missouri, where his father (who had been a dealer in dry goods) engaged in farming until the spring of 1860, when they removed to this county and settled near Wilton. At the age of 16, in February, 1864, F. D. enlisted in the 11th I. V. I.; participated at Atlanta and with Sherman's march to the sea; was mustered out at Louisville, Ky., July 22, 1865. Sept. 21, 1871, he married Miss M. B. Stout, who was born in Pennsylvania Dec. 15, 1855. In July, 1876, he, in company with J. C. Sharp, opened his present business; the May following, Mr. Sharp sold out to his present partner, John Wooster. They have three children---Florence L., Della May and an infant. Republican; Mrs. F. is a member of the M. E. Church. Mr. F. is a member of the A. O. U. W., No. 100, Wilton Lodge.
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