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 661
MRS. EVE GATES, Sec. 13; P. O. Letts; Mrs. Gates is the widow of the late Seth G. Gates, who died Feb. 7, 1878; her maiden name was Fitzgerald; she was born in Pennsylvania in 1822. She married in 1840 Mr. Reuben Fry, who was born in Somerset Co., Penn., in 1820; she had two children--Lucretia now deceased, and Debbie, who married William R. DeWitt; resides in Missouri. Mr. Gates was first married to Cornelia Pettit Sept. 5, 1839; she died Aug. 22, 1846; Mr. Gates had three children by his first marriage, two of whom are living--Silas R. and Louis W. both of whom served in the Union army during the rebellion. Mrs. Gates has six children by her second marriage--Harriet (married Mr. John W. Meeker), James B., H. N., Cornelia A., Jesse A., and George W. Mrs. Gates' mother, Mrs. Oaks resides with her.
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