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William Boone
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Birth: Jan. 7, 1854
North Petherton
Somerset, England
Death: Feb. 2, 1919
Woodbridge Township
Hillsdale County
Michigan, USA

Most of the following was taken from Hillsdale County History 1903 pp226-7

William Boone: One of the leading farmers of Woodbridge in this county, is William Boone, a native of Somersetshire, England.

Williams's father in his native land was a farmer, came to the US with his parents in 1856, settles in Yates Co, New York, and lived there until 1865, when he moved to Michigan where he had purchased 106 acres of land partially cleared and improved. On this farm he made his permanent home, improved and developed it until his death in 1891. His wife survived him for five year and died in 1896. They had eleven children, seven sons and four daughters. He took no special interest in politics, for his farm work and his domestic life filled the measure of his desires and give agreeable occupation to all his faculties. At the same time he was deeply interested I the welfare of the locality in which he cast his lot and aided in every proper way to advance and improve it.

William grew to manhood in Hillsdale Co and received a limited education in its public schools. He remained at home until he was twenty years of age and then began life for himself by settling on a rented farm of 120 acres of good land half a mile east of the homestead. Three years later he rented 320 acres near Jonesville, which he farmed successfully one year. After living on the old homestead one year, he bought sixty-one and a half acres of land upon which he located and union which he since resided. He developed and improved, owns and cultivates this homestead, managing all his agricultural operations with success and energy.

He bought his first land from money saved from rented farms and located on it in the spring of 1879. He has since replaced the old house with a modern brick residence, barn and outbuildings to correspond therewith and he has one of the model farms of his township. In 1874 he married Alice Hinkle, a native of Hillsdale County, whose parents were early settlers in Wright Township.

William was a Republican in political allegiance, has served as township treasurer for two years and fraternally he is connected with the Odd Fellows and the Patrons of Husbandry, giving valuable aid into the life and activity of both orders. He is one of the well-to-do farmers of the township in which he lives, having every so demeaned himself as to win and keep the regard and good will of all who knew him and respect and confidence of the people.

Family links: 
  James H. Boone (1819 - 1891)
  Louisa Loxstone Boone (1820 - 1897)
  Alice Hinkle Boone (1854 - 1929)*
  William James Boone (1879 - 1963)*
  Charles Earl Boone (1884 - 1975)*
  John B. Boone (1842 - 1913)*
  Sarah J. Boone Easling (1844 - 1932)*
  Henry Boone (1846 - 1900)*
  George W. Boone (1847 - 1932)*
  Anna E. Boone Welch (1849 - 1939)*
  Edwin Windom Boone (1852 - 1931)*
  William Boone (1854 - 1919)
  Emily Boone (1855 - 1857)*
  Lousia Boone (1856 - 1859)*
  Alice E. Boone Hinkle (1858 - 1923)*
  Lincoln B. Boone (1861 - 1876)*
  Flora Louisa Boone Simmons (1864 - 1961)*
  Frank D. Boone (1865 - 1939)*
*Calculated relationship
Oak Grove Cemetery
Hillsdale County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Section B Lot 1039
Created by: Leanne M. Meyer
Record added: Oct 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60587465
William Boone
Added by: Sally Enbody-Hodshire
William Boone
Added by: Leanne M. Meyer
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