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 691
J. W. McELRAVY, editor of the Weekly Enterprise, West Liberty; born in Harrison Co., Ohio, in 1836; came to Iowa in 1868, and located in West Liberty. Married Arabella Lewis; she was born in Cedar Co.; have three children---Edna, Gracie,and Eleanor.
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