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 652
ARTHUR E. STILES, farmer, Sec. 4; P. O. West Liberty; owns eighty-five acres of land, valued at $30 per acre; born July 25, 1852, in Cuyahoga Co., Ohio; came with his parents, Herby R. and Ann Stiles, to Scott Co., Iowa, when quite small, and to Bloomington Tp., Muscatine Co., in 1866. Married Louisa Furnas, of this county, Dec. 25, 1875; she was born July 10, 1852, in Marion Co., Ind; have one son--Newton E., born Oct. 25, 1876. First commenced keeping house in Moscow Tp., and came to his present farm in March, of this year, 1879. Wife is a member of the M. E. Church; Republican.
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