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 619
P. SHANNON, dealer in groceries, provisions, etc., Chestnut street, between Front and Second streets; a native of Ireland; emigrated to Missouri in 1846; came to Muscatine County in 1853. Married first wife, Margaret Burns, in Washington Co., Mo.; she died in this county; present wife was Rosa Fale; they have one child--Maggie. Mr. Shannon is a Democrat. Member of the Catholic Church. Mr. S. has an extensive trade and may be considered one of the enterprising business men of Muscatine.
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