Bio: Boon, Richard M. (History - 1835)
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----Source: 1891 Bio. Hist. Of Clark Jackson Co., Wisconsin, pg. 164
RICHARD M. BOON, a successful farmer of Clark County, was born in Londonderry, 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 marriage with Miss Jane Wilson, who was born April 5, 1845, in Canada. There 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 he 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.
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