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 606

M. Y. Howe, Principal of the First Ward School, Muscatine; was born in Clarion Co., Penn., March 25, 1835; he was brought up there and attended school, and afterward entered Alleghany College, Meadville, Penn., where he received his collegiate education; he engaged in teaching, and continued in that profession until August, 1872, when he came to Muscatine, and since then he has held the position of Principal of the First Ward School. He married Miss Sarah E. Brisbin, a native of Clarion Co., Penn., July 6, 1867; they have six children, two sons and four daughters.

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