Bio: Coon, N. D. (1839 1910)


Surnames: Coon, Mason, Root, Burnette

----Source: History of Eau Claire County Wisconsin (1914) page 686

N. D. Coon, who for two score years was the leading and influential business man of Eau Claire, Wis., was born in Herrick, Pa., November 19, 1839. He acquired his early education in the schools of that place, and in 1859 studied music in North Reading, Mass., under Lowell Mason and George F. Root. In 1861 he enlisted in the One Hundred and Forty-first Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, and served with distinction during the war. In the spring of 1866, with a view to bettering his condition, he came to Wisconsin and for some time was engaged in teaching music in the principal towns of northern Wisconsin. In 1873 he came to Eau Claire and opened a small store for the sale of musical merchandise. He was a careful and prompt business manager, upright and honorable in all his dealings, and by his frugality and close application succeeded in building up a large business in his line, and was one of the leading citizens of west Eau Claire.

In 1867 he married Miss Sarah E. Burnette, of Cleveland, Ohio, and one daughter, Alice S., was born, who now makes her home with her mother. Miss Coon is a woman of exceptional business qualifications, and since the death of her husband, which occurred July 13, 1910, has continued the business, enlarging its scope until now (1914) she has one of the best equipped and up-to-date music stores in northwestern Wisconsin, where she handles all kinds of musical instruments and musical merchandise.



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