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Past and Present of Livingston County
Volume 2. Biographies
by Major A. J. Roof. 1913
William H. Boon is the owner of a well improved farm of ninety-two acres on section 11, Livingston county, to which he came in 1852 upon his removal with his parents from Boone county, Missouri, where he was born in 1848, a son of Jackson and Sarah (Miller) Boon, both of whom have passed away and are buried in Livingston county. The son received his education in the district school near his father's home, laying aside his text-books at the age of sixteen years and subsequent to that time assisting his mother in the work of the home farm for about ten years. He then decided to start out independently and acquired the farm which he now owns and where he engages in general farming. Since taking charge of this property he has made many important improvements and erected thereon a handsome residence and other buildings that have greatly enhanced the value of the property which by its neat appearance bespeaks the prosperity of its owner.
In 1868, in Livingston county, Mr. Boon married Miss Nancy Turner, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Turner, both of whom have passed away. Mrs. Boon also died in 1888, after twenty years of happy domestic life, her interment taking place at Mount Pleasant cemetery. They were the parents of the following children: Leah, a resident of Chillicothe; Roy, a telephone operator of Spring Hill: Paschal, an agriculturist of Grundy county; Ettie, the wife of William Wood, a farmer of Daviess county; and Lenore, Mary, Elzora, William and Stella, all of whom have passed away.
Progressive in his methods of agriculture, Mr. Boon has also turned to the political organization which classifies itself by that name and gives thereto his unqualified support, believing that the principles embodied in the "bull moose" platform will bring about that freedom from bondage in corrupt practices that have so long held in thrall government affairs as administrated by the two older parties. His religious affiliation is that of the Baptist church of which he is a faithful member, giving his material and moral support to its work. Well and favorably known, he has made many friends in this locality and the success which he has attained none can begrudge him.