Llewellyn L. Coon, a worthy native son and representative agriculturist of
Delaware county, owns and operates a well improved farm of one hundred and
twenty acres on section 23, Delaware township. In this section he has resided
continuously from his birth to the present time, his natal day being July 23,
1866. His parents, Elisha S. and Sarah J. (Hunt) Coon, both of whom were natives
of Indiana, came to Iowa in the early '50s. They took up their abode on a farm
in Delaware township, Delaware county, and here spent the remainder of their
lives, being widely recognized as substantial and esteemed residents of the
community. To them were born two children, namely: Edwin E., who is deceased;
and Llewellyn L., of this review.
The latter attended the common schools in the acquirement of an education and
remained under the parental roof until twenty-six years of age, when he was
married and established a home of his own. General agricultural pursuits have
claimed his attention throughout his entire business career. He has improved his
property by the erection of substantial and modern buildings and has also
planted trees, which greatly enhance the attractiveness of the place.
In 1892 Mr. Coon was united in marriage to Miss Sadie Coats, a native of
Delaware county and a daughter of Ezra P. and Eliza (Hetherington) Coats, who
came to Iowa in the early '50s. The father still resides here, but the mother
has passed away. To our subject and his wife have been born four children, as
follows: Edwin M., at home; Alien L., who is deceased; Mildred E.; and Leslie L.
Mr. Coon gives his political allegiance to the democracy and has ably served in
the capacity of school director. Both he and his wife have spent their entire
lives in this county and enjoy an extensive and favorable acquaintance within