Biography of Richard M. Boon
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RICHARD M. BOON. a successful fanner of Clark County, was born in London derry, Ireland, June 25, 1835, His parents, Charles and Nancy Boon, with their family, left the Emerald Isle in 1847 and landed in Quebec, Canada, but settled in Maine. Like many of his countrymen, the subject of this sketch received only a limited education, as much of his time was occupied in helping to support the large family, which consisted of thirteen children, including himself.

In 1858 Mr. Boon was united in inariiage with Miss Jane Wilson, who was born April 5, 1845, in Canada. They were married in Marlow County, Province of Quebec. Their union has been blessed with ten children, all of whom are living excepting the eldest daughter, who died February 16, 1888. About seventeen years of Mr. Boon's life has been spent in the woods, where be has been engaged in logging, driving teams, etc. He came to Clark County, Wisconsin, in November, 1868, bought a tract of 120 acres, and by hard work, economy and judicious management cleared up a neat little farm of eighty acres. It is located in section 9, Pine Valley Township, and prior to its purchase by him was frequented with plenty of deer and other wild game. Mr. Boon is a highly respected citizen, and a member of the I. O. O. F.


FROM:
Biographical History of
Clark and Jackson Counties Wisconsin
Lewis Publishing Company.
Chiago, 1891.