Bio: Moon, Chester D. (1914)

Surnames: Moon, Gilman, Baker, Porter, Haueisen, Dudley, Bucklin, Stanley 

----Source: History of Eau Claire County, Wisconsin (1914) pages 798-799 

Chester D. Moon, secretary of the Northwestern Lumber Company, and the son of Delos R. Moon, Sr., and Sallie (Gilman) Moon, was born in Eau Claire, July 9, 1879. His father, who was one of the early bankers and lumbermen of this city, was a native of Chenango county, New York. His mother, Sallie Gilman, born in Ohio, was a daughter of John L. and Cornelia (Baker) Gilman, natives of Vermont and New York respectively, and descended from English and Scotch ancestry. Delos R. Moon (sketch of whom appears elsewhere in this volume), father of Chester D., came to Eau Claire in 1857 and engaged in the banking business with Hall Brothers, of Aurora, Ill. In the early Sixties, associated with Gilbert E. Porter, he engaged in the lumber business at Porter's Mills, this county, under the firm name of Porter & Moon, and from this partnership eventually sprang the Northwestern Lumber Company, with which he was connected until his death, November 4, 1898, at the age of 63 years. He left a family of seven children as follows: Lawrence G.; Frank, who is now deceased; Angeline, wife of J. G. Dudley; Sumner G.; Chester D.; Pauline, wife of Otto F. Haueisen and Delos R.  

Chester D. grew to manhood in Eau Claire, receiving his primary education in the public schools, after which he attended Shattuck School, at Faribault, Minn., and Phillips' Academy, at Andover, Mass., where he prepared for Yale. Returning to Eau Claire from Andover, he entered the lumber yards of the Northwestern Lumber Company in 1896 as a common laborer, from which position he worked his way to shipping clerk; from that he was advanced to work in the office and later was made manager of mills at Eau Claire, remaining in that capacity until 1907, since which time he has been secretary and purchasing agent of the company. He has filled the office of vice president of the Stanley, Merrill & Phillips Railway since 1903. He is a stockholder in the Union National and Union Savings Bank, of Eau Claire, and a stockholder in the Union Mortgage Loan Company. 

On May 22, 1902, Mr. Moon married Miss Edith Bucklin, daughter of Charles W. and Fannie (Stanley) Bucklin, of New York City, and they are the parents of two children, Marjorie and Bucklin R. Moon. Mr. Moon is a member of Christ Episcopal Church, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and is a man whom every one esteems for his manliness and goodness of heart.



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