J C Berton
Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/13/2010 at 18:16:05
J C Berton is a factor in journalistic circles of Boone county as editor of the Pilot Mound Monitor, which he purchased in April 1913, and in which connection he has since developed an up to date and well equipped printing plant. His birth occurred in Vermont February 6, 1880, his parents being William and Ellen (Campbell) Berton likewise natives of that state. The father served in the Union army throughout the entire period of the Civil war and was subsequently an officer for twenty years. The grandfather of our subject likewise served as an army officer, and the military record of the family is a most creditable one.
J C Berton was reared and educated in the state of his nativity and when fourteen years of age learned the printerís trade, with which he has been identified continuously to the present time. In April 1913, he came to Pilot Mound, Iowa and purchased the Pilot Mound Monitor, which he has since published. The paper has five hundred subscribers and a large advertising patronage, and is a bright, newsy sheet devoted to the dissemination of information of general interest. Mr Berton has installed a new plant and has made it modern in ever particular.
In January 1908, Mr Berton was united in marriage to Miss Edna F Gerdom, her parents being Charles and Ophelia Gerdom, natives of Pennsylvania. Our subject and his wife have two children, Clifford and Ellwood, the former three years of age and the latter one year old. In his political views Mr Berton is a republican. He is a young man of enterprise, ambition and energy, and in furthering his own prosperity his also contributing to the up building of his community in appreciable degree.
1914 Boone County History Book
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