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 631
CHARLES PAGE, Sec. 2, now inside the city limits; was born in Norfolk Co., England, in 1830; in 1849, Mr. P. sailed for the United States, first stopping a short time in St. Louis, Mo.; thence came to Iowa, locating at Muscatine, where he has since been engaged in several important enterprises, such as the Muscatine Water Works, and various other public enterprises of importance and note. Mr. P. was formerly extensively engaged in distilling in the city of Muscatine. In 1855, Mr. P. returned to England, and married Miss Mary Ann Pycroft, a native of Norfolk Co., England; they have had five children, all of whom are living---James W., Charles N., Lucinda J., Mary Ann and Henry C. Mr. P. is one among Muscatine's substantial citizens; public-spirited and thoroughly enterprising. Acts with the Democratic party.
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