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 658
WM. E. LOWRY, farmer, Sec. 22; P. O. Buffalo, Scott Co.; was born in St. Louis, Mo., May 5, 1827; in 1840, with his parents, came to Iowa, locating in Muscatine Co., on the farm where he now resides, consisting of 400 acres. In 1862, Mr. L. married Miss Virginia Wagoner, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, born in 1837; she and her parents came to Iowa in an early day settling in Scott Co.; they have six children living ---Sarah, Katie, May, Frederick, Charles and William. Mr. L. Enlisted in the 35th I.V.I., Co. B, and served three years. David Lowry, his father, died of cholera in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1832. His mother again married Mr. S. H. Merry, a native of Virginia; he died in 1860, and his mother in 1874. His father was a native of Ohio; his mother of Pennsylvania. Mr. L. is a Democrat.
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