Transcribed from volume III, part 1 of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed December 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM195. It is a two-part volume 3.


George D. Boon

George D. Boon, deceased, was born at Fredericksburg, Ohio, and was a veteran of the Union army in the Civil war, a member of the Fourth Iowa battery. He completed his literary education at Monmouth College, Monmouth, Ill., and then took up the study of medicine in the medical department of the University of Michigan, in which he graduated in 1868. In the fall of 1870 he located at Chetopa, Kan., then a new town. There he spent the rest of his days in the practice of medicine and surgery. He rose to high rank in his profession, and was for many years a member of the United States board of pension examiners and surgeon for the Missouri Pacific Railroad Company. He was a prominent leader in the Republican party and in the Grand Army of the Republic. As a citizen he was public spirited, progressive, and universally respected. He died at Chetopa, in 1906, at the age of fifty-nine years, and on the day of his funeral all business houses and public offices were closed out of respect to his memory. His funeral was largely attended, and in loving remembrance, long will be held his kindly deeds, his tender care and skill as a family physician, and his well performed duty to neighbor, friend, patient, family, and country. When a student at Monmouth College he met and formed acquaintance with Miss Martha Danley, then also a student in the same college. She became his wife, and as a young married couple they came west and to Chetopa to establish a home, and the husband, then but recently a graduate in medicine, entered upon what in after years proved to be a successful professional career. Mrs. Boon survives her husband and resides in Chetopa, where she is held in the highest esteem, being a prominent member of the United Presbyterian church and active in the missionary societies. She was born in Washington county, Pennsylvania, educated in Monmouth College, at Monmouth, Ill., and taught school several years. She is a direct descendant of Thomas Brownlee, of Torfoot, Scotland.

Page 472 from volume III, part 1 of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed December 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM195. It is a two-part volume 3.

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