Biography - JOSEPH E. BOND
The native sons of Illinois are noted the country over for exceptional business ability, and those who have been so fortunate as to serve an apprenticeship in Chicago, the city of marvelous enterprise, must of necessity have become imbued with the spirit which prevails there. One of the young and progressive business men of Marseilles, J. E. Bond, was born in Champaign county, Illinois, in November, 1865, and consequently is in his early prime, full of ambition and promise.
The father of our subject was David Bond, a native of England and for years one of the representative citizens of Champaign county. The mother of J. E. Bond bore the maiden name of Elizabeth Edwards. With his two brothers and six sisters he passed his early years in his native town, attending the public schools, and when he had completed his high-school course he entered the state university. Having spent as much time in preparation for the more serious duties of life as he felt justified in doing, Mr. Bond went to Chicago, where he obtained a position with the well-known packing firm of Swift & Company, with whom he remained for eighteen months. Thus thoroughly initiated into the systematic methods of an extensive concern,, he resigned his place in order to accept a better one with Baird & Company, and later was employed by the Link Belt Company. In November, 1895, he came to Marseilles and is now the superintendent of the Western Egg Case Company, and vice-president of the Bule Gas-Engine Company. He has worked untiringly for the prosperity of these two companies, and to his efforts are due much of their present success and high standing.
The marriage of Mr. Bond and Miss Margaret Moore, a daughter of the Rev. J. Moore, of Kewanee, Illinois, was solemnized at Lake Forest, Illinois, in September, 1894. They have two sons, Joseph E., Jr., and Roger M. Mr. and Mrs. Bond are members of the Congregational church, and are valued workers in the Sunday-school. They have many sincere friends here and elsewhere, and are justly esteemed by all who enjoy their acquaintance.
Extracted by Norma Hass from Biographical and Genealogical Record of LaSalle County, Illinois published in 1900, volume 1, pages 343-344.