Thursday, January 19, 2012
Those Places Thursday - Porter & Bonds Drugs - Mt. Vernon, IL
According to William Henry Perrin* Rufus J. Bond, was born 11 Nov 1847 in Shiloh Township, a son of Michael Bond, a native of North Carolina who came to this county in 1829. Rufus was educated in Jefferson County and began clerking in the drug store of Samuel S. Porter at the age of twenty-two. By 1893 he was a partner with a half-interest in the store.
From the Saturday Herald (Decatur, IL) 25 Feb 1888, Porter & Bond was one of the many buildings in Mt. Vernon that was totally destroyed by the cyclone that hit Mt. Vernon on 20 Feb 1888.
*History of Jefferson County Illinois, 1883, Chicago, Globe Publishing Co.