Oregon Pioneer Biographies


 

"Portrait and Biographical Record of the Willamette Valley - Oregon," Chapman Publishing Company, Chicago, 1903

Samuel Lincoln Bond

As a merchant of Irving, Lane County, Samuel Lincoln Bond occupies a prominent and influential position in this section of the community. He is a native of this state, having been born on his father's donation land claim one mile west of Irving, February 27, 1861, his father, Allen Bond, being a pioneer of 1853. He was born in Shenandoah County, Virginia, December 5, 1833, and was taken to Indiana at the age of three years. There he married Rachel Robinson, and shortly after their marriage the young people crossed the plains with ox-teams. During the passage Mr. Bond met with the misfortune of losing his team, and was thus compelled to complete the trip with the assistance of his brother. He at once took up a donation claim of three hundred and twenty acres upon his arrival in Lane County, Oregon, and here he erected the first log cabin in the neighborhood, and remained an active citizen of this locality until 1898, when he removed to Irving and died here, October 22, 1902, his wife having passed away in 1901. He was a Republican in politics and always took an active part in the promotion of the principles which he so heartily endorsed. As a member of the state legislature he ably represented his party in 1876, and as a patriot he was a member of the home guard during the Indian troubles of the early days. His wife was a member of the Christian Church. Eleven children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Bond, of whom four sons and five daughters are now living.

S. Lincoln Bond was reared upon his father's farm and educated in Clear Lake, Lane County, and in Portland Business College, in the latter receiving a thorough course in business training. On returning to the farm he engaged in agricultural pursuits and carried to the work the advantages of his business training, remaining so employed until the fall of 1882, when he came to Irving and entered upon a mercantile life in partnership with his father. This partnership was continued until the death of the latter, and since then Mr. Bond has continued the work alone, having a complete line of merchandise such as usually found in a general store. He has also a lumber-yard and deals as well in grain, hogs, etc. At the death of his father he was appointed one of the administrators of the estate and sole administrator of the firms of A. Bond & Son.

December 24, 1884, Mr. Bond was united in marriage with Miss Belle Bushnell, the daughter of G. E. Bushnell, and they have the following children: Livia, now attending the academy at Philomath, a young lady of excellent attainments, having just completed a four-years course in music; Franklin L. and Samuel C. Like his father, Mr. Bond has always been public-spirited, and takes an active interest in the affairs of the community, and as such he holds a position on the board of trustees of Philomath College, and in the United Brethren Church, of which he is a member, he is also trustee, having previously served for three years as steward.


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