AS RECORDED IN:
COMMEMORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF
TOLLAND AND WINDHAM COUNTIES CONNECTICUT.
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF PROMINENT AND
REPRESENTATIVE CITIZENS AND OF MANY OF THE EARLY SETTLED FAMILIES
PUBLISHER: J.H.BEERS & CO., CHICAGO; 1903 P. 891
JUNO, the well-known proprietor of
“Highland Farm,” and one of the thrifty agriculturists of Tolland county,
Conn., is a man who has come up the hard road of toil to a prominence and
position which entitles him to the respect of the community.
Born of parents in limited circumstances he had few educational
advantages, but early in life principles of honesty and integrity were taught
him from which he has never departed. These,
aided by an unbounded energy, have enabled him to surmount every obstacle and
reach a position of influence and substantial regard.
Juno was born in the Province of Quebec, Canada, near Lake Champlain, Jan. 8,
1846, a son of Stephen and Julia Juno. He
was one of a family of ten children, eight of whom were boys.
Five of this family survive and are thrifty citizens, four of whom live
in Southbridge, Mass., where they are successful mechanics.
In 1863 the parents moved to Southbridge from Canada where the father had
been a farmer, and there Louis Juno remained a short time, but later left home,
having been from the age of twelve self-supporting.
Going to Springfield Mr. Juno obtained employment from
a Mr. King in driving a team, but remained with him but a short time.
He returned to Southbridge where an attack of typhoid fever incapacitated
him for almost a year. When
sufficiently recovered to be able to resume work, Mr. Juno was employed by a Mr.
Newton of Worcester, Mass., in getting out timber for ship building.
In this way Mr. Juno drifted to Connecticut as this business was carried
on wherever good timber could be found.
thus engaged Mr. Juno came to Rockville from Hebron in 1867, and engaged his
services to Park Hammond, as a farm hand on the New England farm.
Later he entered the employ of the Carlisle Thread Co., and was engaged
in spool making at Walker’s Reservoir. At
this time his pleasant personality and evident industry attracted the attention
of Cyrus White, who engaged him as his coachman and as overseer of many of Mr.
White’s interests, among which was the care of the Opera House which Mr. White
owned. In the fall of 1890, Mr. Juno
was given charge of what was then known as the “Cyrus White Farm” and his
pleasant connection with this exceptional man ended only with the death of Mr.
White in 1891, after an association of twenty-three years.
In June 1891, Mr. Juno purchased “Highland Farm” and removed to it
having for the previous fourteen years occupied an excellent house which he had
built on High street. This farm is
very valuable and cost Mr. Juno a large sum, its location in the borough and
immediately adjoining the built up portion of the city making it most desirable
property. After this purchase Mr.
Juno laid out Reed street and sold off a number of building lots and his present
plans include Hale street, Avenue A and Avenue B, while meantime Highland Farm
is considered one of the choicest outlying homes around Rockville.
Rockville, on Nov. 25, 1868, Mr. Juno was united in marriage with Miss Ellen
Sullivan, a native of County Limerick, Ireland, born Sept. 28, 1848.
She came to the United States when she was ten years old, with her
parents, Timothy and Mary Sullivan, who located at Portland, Conn., where the
former was employed in the brownstone quarries and there the remainder of their
lives was passed. Mrs. Juno was
employed in the silk mill in Rockville when a young lady and was thus engaged at
the time of her marriage. The family
born to Louis Juno and wife was: Edward,
born Aug. 30, 1869, died July 27, 1871; Mable
F., born Jan. 17, 1877, now Mrs. James Breen, of Rockville;
Louis A., born in 1880, in the employ of the White Corbin Co. division of
the U.S. Envelope Co., of Rockville, a graduate of the Rockville high school and
later of Morse’s Business College of Hartford;
George A., born in 1882, drowned Feb. 1, 1903; and Gertrude B., born in
1884, a graduate of the high school, class of 1902, now teaching in Belknap.
The death of Mrs. Juno took place March 22, 1900, and she lies at rest in
St. Bernard's’ cemetery at Rockville.
Juno now conducts the Highland Farm dairy, in connection with his farming
business, since 1894 he has been agent of the Osborne farming implements, and at
one time was also engaged in the sale of fertilizers.
locating in Rockville, Mr. Juno has become a valued member of Court Snipsic, No.
32, of Foresters, and is also a member of the Vernon Grange and St. Bernard
Temperance society. In politics he
has never taken any interest. He has
been anxious that his children should have every educational advantage possible
and his care has been repaid by the most creditable family which has grown up
around him. Progressive in his
methods Mr. Juno has watched with pleasure the growth of his city which he has
materially assisted. He is an
example of temperance and industry and is considered one of the most desirable
and esteemed of Rockville’s citizens.
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