P. C. Bacon, Indiantown, was born August 24, 1856, in Senachwine Township, Putnam Co., Ill. His father, Emory Bacon, was a native of Ohio. He fought bravely in the late war, and died in the hospital at Memphis, Tenn. He was married to Susan L. Ash, who died in Putnam County. She was the mother of three children, who are now living and whom she reared after her husband had offered up his life on the altar of his country. The names of the children are: Paul Clifford, Joseph Chauncey and Maude Bacon.
Our subject was educated at the State Normal University. He came to this county in 1877, and bought 160 acres of land. The last four years he has been engaged in the cheese business. He was married February 7, 1877, to Mary E. Dorr, a native of this county. She is the mother of two children, viz.: Edgar D., born Oct 29, 1880, and Jessie M., born August 27, 1882. Mr. and Mrs. Bacon are members of the Congregational Church. He is a Republican, and member of the A. F. and A. M. and I. O. O. F.
Source: History of Bureau County, Illinois, H. C. Bradsby, Editor. World Publishing Company Chicago 1885