D.M. BONE, furniture dealer, Petersburg; son of Robert S. and Nancy (McCoy) Bone, who were among the early settlers of Menard Co., and of Scotch-Irish origin. He was born in this county April 18, 1846, and raised upon a farm, and his early education was obtained at district schools, after which he attended the Cherry Grove Seminary, of Knox Co., Ill., two years; he then entered the Hopkins Grammar School, of New Haven, Conn. In 1866, he entered Yale College, graduating in 1870, after which he returned to Menard Co. and for a time superintended his father's farm. The following year, he was appointed Principal of the Petersburg Seminary, continuing in this capacity one year; then for a time followed stock dealing. In 1874, he established his present business and to-day is doing the leading business in his line. He is a young man of fine business as well as mental powers and fast becoming a prominent businessman of Menard Co. He married Mary P., daughter of Dr. Aleck Rainey, April 16, 1874; they have two children.