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Delaware County, Iowa


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Llewellyn L. Coon


Delaware Twp.



       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 its borders.



~ source: History of Delaware County, Iowa and its People, Illustrated, Volume II. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, Chicago. Page 92.  Call Number 977.7385 H2m; LDS microfilm #934937.

~transcribed and contributed by Constance Diamond for Delaware County IAGenWeb


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