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 644
CHARLES A.WALKER, P. O. Conesville; Station Agent for B.C.R.& N.R.R., also agent for American Express Co., son of John and Martha A Walker, born April 3, 1854, in Blair Co., Penn.; parents moved to Scott Co., Iowa, in the spring of 1856; father died there March 23, 1860; in February, 1872, went to Iowa City, where he remained till January of 1873; went to Kossuth, Des Moines Co., attended school there, and in April came to Conesville and commenced learning telegraphing and railroad business with Mr. Fulmer, the station agent; in April 1875, was appointed station agent. Married Miss Emma M. Fulmer July 11, 1876; she was born April 8, 1856, in Indiana Co., Penn.; have one daughter--- Bessie E., born Jan. 7, 1878. Mr W. has four brothers, the eldest a Presbyterian clergyman at Deep River, Poweshiek, Co., Iowa ; one a printer, at Moline Ill., and two at Brooklyn, Iowa, one of them a grain-dealer, and the other an employee of the C.R.I. & P.R.R.Co..; his mother is living in Brooklyn; he has one sister, who died in Iowa City, in February, 1873. Member of the M.E.Church. Republican.
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