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 610
J. L. McCOLM, of the firm of J. McColm & Sons, dealers in foreign and domestic dry goods and carpets, 182 and 184 Second street, Tremont Hall Building; is a native of Indiana and was born in 1843; he was brought up in Ohio; when the war broke out, he enlisted in Co. A, 30th Regiment Ohio Inf., and was in a number of battles; he was in the service three years; after his return, in 1864, he came to Iowa and located in Muscatine; since then, he has been engaged in the mercantile business, and has built up a large and extensive trade. He married Miss Sarah Pollock, a native of this county; they have two children----Charlie and Eddie.
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