BIOGRAPHIES of Madison County TN

John Willis Boon

John Willis Boon, who since 1918 has been one of the county trustees of Madison county and makes his home at Jackson, was born in this city March 30, 1864, his parents being Sion W. and Mary Lou (Pyles) Boon. He was a young man of twenty years when, with the duties of school life behind him, he turned to the business world to face the responsibilities of adult age. He first entered the Jackson post office, in which he was employed from 1884 until 1890, after which he became identified with the Illinois Central Railroad, continuing with that corporation until 1918, or for a period of twenty-eight years. At the latter date he was elected county trustee and in 1922 was reelected to the position, which he is now filling for the second term, his excellent record during his first period of service leading to his recall for further activity in this field. He is also a director of the Alexander Undertaking Company, but the major part of his time and attention is given to his official duties.

On the 12th of March, 1895, Mr. Boon was united in marriage to Miss Mary E. Teague, a daughter of William and Margaret Teague, and they have become parents of one child, Mary E. The religious faith of Mr. and Mrs. Boon is that of the Cumberland Presbyterian church and politically Mr. Boon has been a stalwart democrat since age conferred upon him the right of franchise. He is well known in fraternal circles, belonging to the Order of Railway Conductors, the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, the Knights of Pythias, the Golden Cross, the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks and the Loyal Order of Moose. He has a wide acquaintance in his native city, where he has spent his life, and the sterling worth of his character and his devotion to the public welfare are attested by all with whom he has been brought into contact.

Tennessee the Volunteer State 1769 - 1923: Volume 3