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 689
GEORGE WORRALL, Postmaster, his wife proprietor of hotel, Atalissa; born Sept. 19, 1804, in Harrison Co.Ohio; in 1828, went to Wayne Co., Ind., and subsequently to Hamilton Co.; in 1841, returned to Ohio; in June 1855, emigrated to Cedar Co., Iowa; at Pedee, engaged in mercantile business, and was also Postmaster; in 1857, came to Atalissa and engaged in the same business and was appointed Postmaster, which position he has held ever since. In September 1862, he enlisted in Co.B, of the 37th I. V. I., called the Gray-Beard Regiment, and used for guarding posts; the principal places were St. Louis, Rock Island, Memphis, Indianapolis, Ind., Cincinnati and Gallipolis, Ohio; at the latter place he was discharged in January, 1865. returned home , and has since been Postmaster. He married Sarah Barnett in 1830; she was born in 1830, in Ohio, and died in 1841; he married again, Leah Hodgin, in 1843; she was born in Ohio and died in in 1846; married again, Sarah W. Hart, March 6, 1854; she was born Sept. 30, 1827, in Morgan Co., Ohio; she was in the millinery business three years in Ohio, and opened the first millinery and dressmaking establishment in this town in 1857, which she continued until 1874, when she engaged in the hotel business; Mr. W's children by his first wife were--- Thomas, Nathaniel, Jonathan, Mary Eleanor, and John, all of whom are dead; second wife, Elias and an infant, also dead; by third wife, three living--- Jerome, who still lives at home; Emma H. and George; Lost one---Frank V. Mrs. W. in a member of the Presbyterian Church; Mr. W. is a Republican.
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