M. J. BONY
M. J. Bony is one of Sierra county’s leading farmers, being the owner of the historic old Nichols ranch of six hundred acres, in the management of which he is scoring a distinctive success. He was born in Reno, Nevada, March 14, 1897, and was reared in that city, receiving his educational training in its public schools. He learned to be a locomotive engineer, but his civil career was interrupted by his enlistment in the United States military service at Reno in December, 1917. He was a ground man with Squadron E, of the air service, at Rockwell Field, on North Island, near San Diego, until the close of the war and was honorably discharged in March, 1919. He then accepted a position as railroad engineer for the Verdi Lumber Company in Nevada, in which C. D. Terwilliger, now manger of the Clover Valley Lumber Company, of Loyalton, was at that time interested. Mr. Bony, heeding the advice of Mr. Terwilliger, came to Loyalton, Sierra County, California, and here ultimately became interested in a meat market in association with Alex Guidici, his brother-in-law. In June, 1928, he bought his present farm, which is one of the pioneer ranches of the Sierra Valley. He has developed this place into an up-to-date and successful dairy farm, keeping eighty milch cows. This is one of the best farms in the valley and Mr. Bony takes a justifiable pride in the success which he is achieving in its management.
Mr. Bony was united in marriage to Miss Frances E. Guidici, of Adams Neck, Plumas County, and they are the parents of two children, Edmund Francis and Raymond Victor. Mr. Bony is a member of Darrel Dunkel Post of the American Legion at Reno, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks at that place and the Knights of Columbus. He is a Democrat in his political views and has shown a commendable interest in local public affairs, giving his support to those things which contribute to the general welfare. Mrs. Bony is a member of the Catholic Church at Loyalton. They are both genial and companionable and are extremely popular throughout the community in which they reside.
Transcribed by Gerald Iaquinta.
Source: Wooldridge, J.W.Major History of Sacramento Valley California, Vol. 3 Pages 325-326. Pioneer Historical Publishing Co. Chicago 1931.
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