biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
R. H. Bacon. The firm of Cruzen & Bacon, grocers at Oskaloosa, composed of Jerome B. Cruzen and R. H. Bacon, has established a good and constantly increasing trade. Their success has been attained by fair and honest dealing, and is attributable to their own energy and perseverance. R. H. Bacon was born in Washington County, Ohio, Jan. 29, 1845, and is a son of Martin and Lucy A. (Benjamin) Bacon. He came to Mahaska County in 1854, and took up his residence in White Oak Township. A year and a half later he went to Van Buren County, where he resided for eight years, when he returned to White Oak Township, and after being engaged in agricultureal pursuits there for upward of three years, moved to Oskaloosa. He then engaged as engineer, and for seven years was occupied in that capacity in a flouring-mill. He then spent two years on the farm, when he came to Oskaloosa and embarked in the grocery business, which he continued for about a year, and then disposed of the same. In August, 1885, our subject formed a partnership with Mr. J. B. Cruzen, under the firm name of Cruzen & Bacon, which co-partnership exists at the present time. R. H. Bacon was united in marriage, at Oskaloosa, Nov. 10, 1875, with Miss Florence E., daughter of Cyrus Mattox. She is a native of that place, and has borne our subject one child, a daughter, Daisy May. Mrs. Bacon is a member of the Christian Church, and holds fellowship with the denomination at Oskaloosa. In politics Mr. Bacon votes with the Republican party, and socially is a member of the Masonic fraternity, belonging to Triluminar Lodge No. 18.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy