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 603
JAMES FITZGERALD, wholesale dealer in imported and domestic wines, gin, brandies, Kentucky bourbon and rye whiskies, Iowa avenue, between Front and Second streets. Mr. Fitzgerald is a native of Ireland; born in 1838; emigrated to this country in 1864; came to Muscatine in 1867. Married in Chicago, Ill., in 1869, Miss N. Kennefick; they have four children living--Nellie, John, James and Eddie; lost three- Willie, Nora and George. Mr. Fitzgerald acts with the Democratic party. He is an enterprising citizen, an energetic business man, and is liberal in all public enterprises that give promise of general good. Members of the St. Mathias Catholic Church.
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