William Myrtle Boone
Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/11/2010 at 14:10:08
William Myrtle Boone deceased was a representative of a vary ld and prominent family of this county. He was born in Kentucky and was a great grandson of Squire Boone, a brother of the noted hunter Daniel Boone, of Kentucky fame. During his boyhood William M Boone accompanied his parents ton their removal to Indian the family locating in Putnam county, but in May 1852, they came to Boone county, Iowa where the father, Squire Boone, spent the remainder of his life in Worth township. He donated the land for the Squire Boone cemetery on section 14, that township, and took a very active and prominent part in public affairs. He was a stanch abolitionist and later never wavered in his support of the republican party, He died in 1878 at the ripe old age of eight-five years, honored and respected by all who knew him.
William M Boone grew to manhood in Indiana and there married, in 1841, Miss Nancy Parker also a native of Kentucky who had accompanied her father on his removal to Indiana during her girlhood. She died in Boone county, Iowa January 1, 1896, at the age of seventy-two years, ten months and sixteen days. At one time she was a member of the Christian church. To Mr and Mrs Boone were born nine children: Mrs Alice Page a resident of Luther, Iowa, Edward deceased, Jesse P of Luther, Squire who died in infancy, Virgil a farmer of Worth township, Mrs Matilda Page of Luther, Laura deceased, Oliver Perry, and one who died in infancy.
Throughout his active life Mr Boone followed farming and he became prominently identified with public affairs, serving in several local offices. His political support was given the republican party and in religious affairs he favored the Univeralist church. He died on July 10, 1911, when over eighty-nine years of age, He was one of a large family of children, but only two are now living, these being, Tyler Boone who resides with his daughter, Mrs Hull of Douglas township, and Betty a resident of Madrid, Iowa.
1914 Boone County History Book
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