Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 4/26/2010 at 11:47:04
Lewis Boone, a representative of the family in whose honor the county of Boone was named, was born in Worth township, this county on October 11 1861. His parents Tyler and Mary (Nutt) Boone, were both natives of Putnam county, Indiana, and took up their abode among the earliest settlers of Boone county, Iowa. The family came overland to this county from Indiana, its representative settling in Worth township and also in Des Moines township. Tyler Boone, the father of our subject, still resides in Wroth township, but the mother there passed away in 1903.
Their children are five in number, as follows: Philip, who is a resident of Athberton, Montana, Mrs Julia Luther, living in Sioux City, Iowa, Mrs Eva Burlingame, who makes her home in Madrid, Iowa, Mrs Minnie Hull of Worth township. All were born and reared in Wroth township, this county.
Lewis Boone grew to manhood in his native county and attended the common schools in the acquirement of an education. He was actively engaged in general agricultural pursuits until 1902, when he came to Madrid and for the past twelve years has there been employed as a laborer.
In Worth township, Mr Boone was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Dyer, a native of Coles county, Illinois, and a daughter of Joseph and Nancy Dyer, who took up their abode among the earliest settlers of Boone county, Iowa, locating in Worth township, where they spent the remainder of their lives. They had twelve children, five of whom survive namely: Mrs Anna Hurley, of Greene county, Iowa, Mrs Elizabeth Boone, Mrs Vina Huffman, a resident of Worth township, Lawrence, living in Colfax township, and Matthew of Worth township. All were reared in this county, Mrs and Mrs Boone have two sons. William who was born June 17, 1885 and resides with his parents in Madrid, and Roe born December 14, 1890, who is a resident of Dubuque county, Iowa. Both were born, reared and educated in Wroth township.
Mr Boone gives his political allegiance to the republican party ad has ably served as a member of the school board in Wroth township. He is identified fraternally with the Modern Woodmen of American at Madrid, and both he and his wife are devoted members of the Christian church of Worth township. Mr Boone has spent his entire life within the borders of this county and enjoys and extensive acquaintance among the pioneer settlers of both Indiana and Iowa.
1914 Boone County History Book
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