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 678

A. O. MUDGE, dentist, Fourth st.; residence, Fifth st., Wilton; born in Clarendon Co., Vt., Nov. 22, 1843; when eight years of age, his parents removed to Warren Co., N. Y., where they remained for four years; came west and settled in Jones Co., of this state. In August, 1862, he enlisted in the 12th Iowa Infantry, with which he participated at Arkansas Post and other battles; mustered out at Helena, Ark., May, 1863. Attended the Baptist Collegiate Institute at Milton, Wis., for several terms. In April, 1867, he married Miss Ellen E., daughter of N. M. Walrod, of Welton, Clinton Co., Iowa, where she was born in 1852; in the winter of 1867-68, he studied dentistry, and practiced in Welton, that county, for two years; and after farming for two years, in the summer of 1872, he removed to Wilton, of this county, where he has since continued to practice his chosen profession. They have one child--Loyal H., born in April, 1869. Republican.

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