Portrait & Biographical Album of Whiteside Co. 1885
10 Jun 2005
Source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Whiteside County, IL
Originally published 1885 Chapman Bros., Chicago, IL
Transcribed by: Becky Jones
Pages 332, 335
Warren Bond, resident at Morrison, was born April 13, 1823, in Denmark, Lewis Co., N.Y., and is the son of Henry and Betsey (Graves) Bond. He was reared to man’s estate in the State of his nativity, and in 1842 came to Illinois. On the 16th day of April in that year he located in Fulton Township, and while a resident of that township he became prominent in the management of local affairs, holding several official positions. In 1852 he purchased 240 acres of land situated on section 32 and lying on the Morrison and Fulton road, in the township of Ustick. He has given much attention to raising stock, and is entitled to much credit for his efficiency in improving the grades of Whiteside County cattle.
He has been for many years identified with the energetic, intelligent and prosperous farming element of the township where he has resided. The contrast in his earlier and later circumstances is to be inferred from the facts that, in his native State he used to labor from sunrise to sunset, threshing with a flail and cleaning grain, and receiving compensation at the rate of five cents a bushel.
On coming to Whiteside County he worked for John Hollinshead in the township of Ustick, at $12 a month. In less than 20 years his gross receipts from his stock and farm averaged about $2,000 annually. Mr. Bond is the owner of 160 acres of land in Kearney Co., Neb. He sold his land in Ustick Township, and in the spring of 1883 retired from active agricultural life, removing to Morrison, where he built a residence and is living in the enjoyment of the accumulation of the efforts of his years of prime.
He is a Republican in political bias, and has devoted reasonable attention and effort to the interests of his party in view of his understanding of the obligations of his citizenship. He was always active in local politics in Fulton and Ustick Townships, and has served as a member of the County Committee. He served the town of Ustick as its Supervisor for ten years, also served as Census Enumerator for Ustick Township in 1880. Has taken a lively interest in school affairs, having held the office of School Director, Trustee and Treasurer. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity and belongs to the Royal Arch Chapter.
Since his retirement to Morrison, Mr. Bond has engaged to some extent in financial operations.
The marriage of Mr. Bond to Harriet N. Camfield occurred July 13, 1844. Following is the record of their children: Edna E., born Nov. 5, 1847, married Delos P. Martin, Oct. 18, 1865, and lives in Nebraska; Loretta H., born Feb 15, 1850, was married Dec. 31, 1868, to William J. Reed, and lives in Ustick Township; Viola E. was born Dec. 21, 1851, and was married March 18, 1872, to Austin Goff, and died Dec. 3, 1872; George E. was born June 5, 1854, married Sarah Bulkley Dec. 20, 1876, and died July 15, 1881; Vesta M. was born July 10, 1856. She was married Jan. 1, 1874, to Wilson Springer, and now resides in Kearney Co., Neb.; Olive J. was born Aug. 28, 1858, and was married Aug. 15, 1876, to Alonzo Springer, a farmer in Union Grove Township; Ada A. and Ida A., twins, were born March 2, 1861; they died respectively Sept. 14 and Sept. 21, of the same year; Isabel I. was born Aug. 28, 1863, and was married in August, 1881, to Walter Webber, a farmer in Kearney Co., Neb.; Alva W. was born Sept. 26, 1865, and is still with his parents.