Biography - Harvey Bouton
HARVEY CADY BOUTON, proprietor Farmer and Fruit-Grower, Anna, Ill. Some individuals spend a life-time in the endeavor to discover the avocation for which nature has best fitted them, and to which their talents can most profitably and usefully be directed. Not so with the subject of this sketch. Mr. Bon ton was born to his business, his father and his uncle being old in experience in printing, publishing and general newspaper enterprise before him. His birth occurred on June 28, 1856, in Centreville, St. Joseph Co., Mich. From his infancy, he was accustomed to watch the manipulations of type and press, and while yet in his early boyhood handled the composing stick and rule. His education was received at good home schools, and at Notre Dame University, Ind. After serving several years with his father in publishing the Jonesboro Gazette, he in March, 1877, struck out for himself, and began issuing the Farmer and Fruit- Grower in Anna, at first as a semi-monthly. In December, 1877, it was made an eight-page weekly journal. In 1882, it was again enlarged, and has remained thus to the present time. On October 10, 1877, he was married to Alice Alden, by whom he had one child, Susie S., born March 9, 1880.
Extracted 02 Apr 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V, page 59.