biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Martin Bacon. Among the old and respected citizens of Oskaloosa who are at present engaged in business in that city is the subject of this biographical notice. He is carrying on the grocery trade, and is meeting with that success which energy and perseverance, coupled with honest dealing are sure to bring. Martin Bacon was born in Washington County, Ohio, March 25, 1822. He is a son of William and Ellen (Miller) Bacon, and was brought up to the trade of a carpenter, which he mastered and followed for many years. He was married in his native county in August, 1843, to Miss Lucy Benjamin. Of their union three children have been born, two sons and one daughter, the two elder in Ohio, the youngest in Van Buren County, this State. Henry married Florence F. Mattox, and is engaged in the grocery business in Oskaloosa: Eliza J. was united in marriage with Johnson Henderson, and departed this life to join the silent majority on the other shore, Aug. 6, 1874; Charles married Annie Nelson, and they are living in Oskaloosa. The subject of this notice moved to Mahaska County in 1854. In 1855 he went to Van Buren County, here he was engaged in running a paper mill. Remaining in the latter county until 1862 he removed to Oskaloosa, and was occupied as a millwright until 1878. During that year he engaged in his present business and has continued the same since, meeting with success. His good wife died July 10, 1883. In politics Mr. Bacon votes with the Republician party, and socially is a member of the I. O. O. F.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy