|Death: ||Jan. 4, 1956|
Saves Own Life
Miss Eva Stone Pushes Self
Out of Burning House On
Trail Despite Cast On Leg
--Sister's Home Razed
North Adams, May 18 – Miss Eva L. Stone, 62, who, despite a heavy cast on her right leg, saved her own life by pushing herself out of the burning home of her sister, Miss Edith Stone, 60, of Mohawk trail, during an 8:30 a.m. fire today, was reported tonight as resting comfortably at North Adams hospital. According to her physician, Dr. Antoine Dumouchel, the woman has second-degree burns on her back and the entire length of her left arm. Edith was burned on the left side of her face while moving a calf to safety.
All furnishings of the five-room dwelling, including valuable antique clocks and furniture, were destroyed, along with the valuable papers of David Stone and approximately $100 in cash, collected recently from the sale of a registered bull.
The fire is believed to have started around the chimney or stove, which had been shut off by Miss Eva Stone before she left the house to telephone at a neighbors. Eva built the house about six years ago and she does all the farm work.
Neimon Briggs of the Mohawk trail was driving by when he saw the house ablaze, and in the rear found Miss Eva Stone in the driveway, dressed only in her night clothing. The woman had been in bed in a room next to the kitchen. Mr. Briggs carried her out of danger to a nearby field, where Fire Chief John E. Sauinier, with the assistance of his men, rendered first aid.
The burned woman was wrapped in blankets, placed on the fire department stretcher and taken in fire apparatus to the hospital, from which she had been discharged about a week ago. Her leg had been broken in a fall during the late winter.
Firemen confined efforts to saving a barn, from which three horses and two calves were released by neighbors. The house was burned to the ground in less than an hour. Miss Stone and her brother stayed tonight with relatives.
[Springfield Republican (Springfield, Massachusetts), May 19, 1944]
Body of Trail Woman
Dead 1 to 2 Weeks
Found in Home Today
The body of a 74-year-old local woman, dead at least a week and possibly twice that long, was found by police at her home around 11 o'clock this morning.
Found in Home
She was Miss Marie Eva Stone of 1582 Mohawk trail, whose death was attributed to a cerebral hemorrhage by Medical Examiner George T. Mullen. She was found on the couch of her home, located just below the Hairpin turn.
Police checked on the woman at the request of her brother, Leon Stone of Hartford, Conn. He had been informed that the telephone in her home had not been answering and he knew she was supposed to have been at home.
Some 12 years ago, despite a cast on a broken leg, Miss Stone dragged herself from a blazing building on the Mohawk trail, home of her sister, Edith. She had suffered the broken leg in a fall at her home.
Miss Stone was a native of this city, daughter of the late Peter and Celina (Richard) Stone. She attended local schools and was a member of Notre Dame church.
For a number of years she worked as a milliner for two New York department stores, returning here only a short time before her narrow escape from death in the trail fire.
In addition to her sister, Edith and her brother, Leon, Miss Stone leaves two other sisters, Mrs. Lillian Collins of the Mohawk trail and Mrs. Cora Stewart of Arnold place.
The body was removed first to the San Soucie funeral home and then taken to the vault at Hillside cemetery, where it will be held until arrangements can be made for burial in Southview cemetery. That procedure was recommended by Dr. Mullen due to the condition of the body. A requiem mass for her will be held at a later date at Notre Dame church.
[The North Adams (Massachusetts) Transcript, January 19, 1956]
Miss Marie Eva Stone
Burial services for Miss Marie Eva Stone, 74, who was found dead yesterday morning at her home, took place at 3 o‘clock this afternoon at Southview cemetery. Rev. John P. Richard of Notre Dame church officiated.
Miss Stone is believed to have been dead at least a week and possibly two weeks prior to being found on a couch at her home, 1582 Mohawk trail, about 11 o'clock yesterday morning. Dr. George T. Mullen, medical examiner, listed a cerebral hemorrhage as the cause of death. Miss Stone was discovered by police who checked the home after learning that telephone calls there had not been answered.
The body was placed in the vault at Hillside cemetery yesterday. A high mass of requiem will be celebrated later at Notre Dame church.
[North Adams (Massachusetts) Transcript, January 20, 1956]
Celina Richard Stone (____ - 1936)
Marie Eva Stone (____ - 1956)
Cora L. Stone Stewart (1888 - 1956)*
Plot: Section A, Lot 702, SW quarter, Grave 2
Created by: Memories of You
Record added: Feb 26, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 125643965
Meg Harrer Brooks
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