Erected 2015 by James Gorud
JOSIAH BOND MEMORIAL PARK
Josiah Bond II was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin May 14, 1858 and died in Alto, Arizona, September 12, 1938. He was the 5th of six children of Josiah Bond I and Emily Strong Bond of Kenosha.
In addition to the public schools in Kenosha he attended Racine Collete, in Racine, Wis. after which he attended Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. and The University of Michigan.
He married Mamie Kimball of Superior [sic] Wis. about 1887. They lived in Minong and had one son and three daughters. While there Mr. Bond donated this park site to the Town of Minong. In 1896 his first wife died in Superior, Wisconsin.
After this he attended the Colorado School of Mines and became a registered mining engineer.
In 1904 he married Minnie Ammerman of Summerville [sic] New Jersey. Five children came to this marriage. The eldest, Josiah Bond III, gave his life for his country in the Normandy invasion in World War II.
Josiah Bond II settled in Alto, Arizona, an active mining community, in 1906, where he lived until his death. He was always active in civic affairs, interceded with governmental authorities for the needy and was a respected and beloved elder in the land.