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 635
PLINY FRY, far., Sec. 7; P. O. Muscatine; born in Carroll Co., N. H., July 8, 1842; at 12 years of age, came West with his parents to Mahaska Co., Iowa, in 1854, and removed to Muscatine Co., in 1869 and settled, where he now owns forty acres of land. Married Miss Mary C. Deane Aug. 31, 1870; born in Kennebec Co., Me., Sept. 22, 1841; came to Muscatine Co., with her parents in 1858. Mr. Fry is Secretary of the Y. M. C. A., of Muscatine. Mr. and Mrs. Fry are members of the Orthodox Friends' Church. Mr. Fry is a Republican.
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