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 612
GEORGE MEASON, Justice of the Peace; was born in Fayette Co., Penn., in 1806; he grew up to manhood there, and married Miss Mary Ewing, of Fayette Co., Penn.; in 1832, while living in that State, he was chosen by the people to offices of trust and distinction; he was elected Treasurer of Fayette Co., and was also elected Sheriff of the county; was Commissioner, and held the office of Associate judge; he came to Iowa in 1852, and located in Muscatine, and has lived here since then, except six years he spent in Kansas; he was elected County Judge in 1855, and held that office two years; he was Assistant Assessor of Internal Revenue; afterward was appointed Assessor of Internal Revenue; he has held the office of Mayor of this city for eight consecutive years; he was elected Justice of the Peace in October, 1876. Mr. and Mrs. Meason have six daughters and one son living.
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