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 659
EDWARD WATHAM, far., Sec 8; P. O. Pleasant Prairie; was born in the city of New York in 1848; removed thence, with his parents to Albany, remained three years, removed thence to Chicago, remained about the same length of time, removing thence to Davenport, Iowa, and in 1859, they settled in Muscatine Co., where they now reside; his parents are natives of Whitechurch, England; they had three sons and three daughters, all now living--Richard, George, Edward, Jane E., now Mrs. Henzie; Sarah Ann and Emma J., now Mrs. Kreger. Mr. W. married Miss Nancy E. Funck Nov. 13, 1877; she is a native of Iowa; they have one child--John D. Mr. W. is a Democrat.
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