|Birth: ||Aug. 30, 1845|
|Death: ||Nov. 19, 1925|
Obituary from Friday, November 20, 1925 edition of the Turlock Tribune:
"Gilbert Stone dies at home in Turlock"
"Gilbert H. Stone died yesterday morning at his home 216 West Avenue at the age of 80 years. He was a native of NY and had lived here 8 years. He is survived by a widow [Maranda J. Patterson Stone] and one daughter, the latter being Mrs. G. H. Hubbard. The body is at the O'Hara Funeral home awaiting arrangements for the funeral."
[Note: Gilbert was actually survived by all but one of his children, my great grandfather, Robert Patterson Stone. However the remainder of his children were living in Ohio and he was living near his daughter, Lillian (Stone) Hubbard in California.]
GILBERT H. STONE
The proprietor of one of the fine stock ranches of central Kansas, Gilbert H. Stone, maintains his residence at Nickerson and from that point superintends his extensive business interests, in which he is meeting with good success. He was born in Medina county, Ohio, August 30, 845. His grandfather, William A. [sic] Stone, removed from Connecticut to Rochester, New York, and thence to Ohio, where he died at the age of sixty-nine years. He wedded Elizabeth Branch, and they reared three sons and six daughters, but all are now deceased with the exception of Lucy E., who is now a widow and resides in Ohio, aged eighty years. One of her brothers, William B. Stone, died in the Buckeye state at the age of ninety-one years. Orson Stone, the father of our subject, was born in Connecticut, on the 8th of August, 1809, and his death occurred in Medina county, Ohio, in 1893. When three years of age he was taken by his parents to Rochester, New York, and in 1832 the family located in Ohio, removing to that state when it was yet a wilderness. He was there married, in 1842, at the age of thirty-eight years, to Asenas [sic] Kimber, a native of New York, and they had three children: Gilbert H., the subject of this review; William A. anl Levi A. The second son was born in 1849 and was a cabinet maker by occupation. His death occurred in Ohio, in 1898, and he is survived by his wife and one daughter. The youngest son is still residing in the Buckeye state, and is engaged in farming on the old homestead, which at the father's death was divided between the three sons. He is married and has five children.
Gilbert H. Stone received his early education in the common schools of his native place, but in later life he has greatly added to his knowledge by observation, reading and practical experience. When the trouble arose between the north and the south his loyalty to his country asserted itself and he valiantly offered his services to the Union cause, but on account of his youth they were rejected. He remained at home and worked upon the old farm, of which he had charge until he was twenty-three years of age, and he also farmed a portion of it until he reached his thirty-third year. In 1867 he was united in marriage with Miss Maranda J. Patterson, a daughter of Robert Patterson, who entered the war of 1812 at the early age of sixteen years. His death occurred in 1848, leaving two sons and six daughters. His wife was in her maidenhood Miss Rosanna [sic] McIntyre, and after her husband's death she was again married, but had no children by her second union. Her death occurred in Ohio, at the age of seventy-six years. Mr. and Mrs. Stone have become the parents of six children, namely; Robert, who is engaged in farming in Missouri, is married and has three children; Lillian O., who attended school at Emporia and also the Great Bend Normal, is now a successful and popular teacher, and has followed that profession in Hutchinson and in the district schools; Walter O., is engaged in farming operations; Roy H., who for three years was a student in the Nickerson Normal College, is now in the shops at Akron, Ohio; Clarence A., who is also attending college, is a youth of seventeen years; and Pearl G.[sic] is a young lady of fifteen years.
In the year 1878 Mr. and Mrs. Stone took up their abode in Kansas, first locating on one hundred and sixty acres of railroad land, and later pre-empted eighty acres in Huntsville township. In 1884 he sold that farm, but soon afterward bought another, which he also disposed of, and in March, 1901, he took up his residence in Nickerson, where he now owns a good home and three blocks of land. In addition to his city property he also owns eighty acres west of Nickerson and one hundred and sixty acres in Hayes township, where he is extensively engaged in the raising of a good grade of stock, dealing in horses, cattle and hogs. He now has about twenty-three horses and mules on his place. His land is under a high state of cultivation, and he is accounted one of the leading farmers and stock-raisers of this locality. His political support is given the Republican party, and he is an active and efficient worker in its ranks, believing firmly in the principles set forth by its platform. Mr. Stone is truly a self-made man, and as the architect of his own fortunes he has builded wisely and well placing his confidence in those reliable qualities of energy, industry and honesty which in the end never fail to bring the merited reward. Pages 476-477. A Biographical History of Central Kansas, Vol. 1, 1902.
Orson Stone (1809 - 1892)
Asenath Kimber Stone (1816 - 1893)
Maranda Jane Patterson Stone (1845 - 1935)
Robert Patterson Stone (1868 - 1919)*
Lillian S. Stone Hubbard (1870 - 1959)*
Walter Orson Stone (1874 - 1947)*
Roy Harold Stone (1877 - 1956)*
Clarence Arthur Stone (1883 - 1975)*
Pearl Zina Stone Blaine (1886 - 1979)*
Gilbert Hubbard Stone (1845 - 1925)
William A. Stone (1849 - 1896)*
Levi C. Stone (1853 - 1927)*
Turlock Memorial Park
Plot: Plots 260/261, Block 12
Created by: Airrow
Record added: Sep 03, 2005
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