Bio: Moon, Delos Rensselaer Jr. (1914)
Surnames: Moon, Oily, Freely, Dean
----Source: History of Eau Claire County, Wisconsin (1914) page 801
DeLos Rensselaer Moon, Jr., ranks among the younger class of enterprising, energetic and successful business men of Eau Claire. A native of New York state, he was born at Dansville, August 29, 1879. His parents, DeLos Rensselaer and Sallie Freely (Oilman) Moon, were natives of New York state and Ohio respectively, and on his mother's side is descended from English and Scotch ancestry. His father, DeLos R. Moon, was born in Chenango county, New York, and at the age of eight years, came to Kendall county, Illinois, with his mother, and in 1845, removed to Aurora, Ill., where at the age of nineteen he entered Hall Brothers' Bank as bookkeeper. In 1857 he came to Eau Claire, and took charge of the Bank of Eau Claire, and in 1861 engaged in buying and selling logs and timber land.
Mr. Moon acquired his education in the public schools and at Phillips' Academy, at Andover, Massachusetts, where he took a general course in science. After completing his education, he entered the employ of the Northwestern Lumber Company in 1900, remaining until 1902, when with others he purchased the Linderman Box & Veneer Company, of which he became president, and in which capacity he is still serving. Under the careful management of Mr. Moon and his associates, the business of this concern has been greatly enlarged, the sales having increased from $75,000 in 1901 to $350,000 in 1913. In 1910 the factory of the above company was totally destroyed by fire, but was at once rebuilt, newly equipped, and is now considered one of the best and up-to-date factories in the country.
Mr. Moon was married October 16, 1901, to Miss Bertha Elizabeth Dean, of Eau Claire, and to them have been born two children, Elizabeth, aged ten, and Laura Dean, aged four years. Mr. Moon is a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, the Eau Claire Club, Eau Claire Country Club and the Eau Claire Auto Club. He is highly esteemed by a host of friends whom he has gathered around him by his thorough business habits and social qualities. He is genial and affable in manner, always ready to bestow a favor, to speak a kind word or do a kind act, and being enterprising to an eminent degree, he takes a lively interest in all measures tending to the welfare and prosperity of his city and county.
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