|Birth: ||Feb. 10, 1839|
|Death: ||Mar. 15, 1912|
DR.STONE PASSES AWAY FRIDAY MORNING=After a well spent life of 73 years, the spirit of Dr.J.E.Stone took its flight Friday morning, Mar.15,1912. His death was not unexpected, for he had been in ill health since the the greatest sorrow of his life occurred-the death of his beloved on May 8,1905,-but nevertheless his passing away causes regret and sorrow among his many friends here and elsewhere. Dr.Stone was a native of Virgiinia, having been born in Boyton, Va. on Feb.10,1839. He attended the schools of his native county until early childhood, but received his literary education principally in Tennessee. He began the study of medicine, however in Arkansas, under a tutor, and graduated with honors from the Missouri medical college located at St.Louis. Dr.Stone was a brave and gallant soldier, entering the Confederate army in May 1861, in Company R, First Arkansas Mounted Rifles, and serving over four years. He was an earnest and fearless participant in the battles of Springfield, Missouri and Pea Ridge, Ark., was severely wounded during the former. He was then transferred to the Army of Tennessee, and took an acitve part in the engagements at Jackson, MIssissippi; Chickamauga, Richmond, Kentucky, Duggin's Gap, New Hope church, Atlanta, Jonesboro, Franklin and elsewhere. When hostilities ceased, he located in Van Buren county, Arkansas, where he practiced his profession for five years. He then went to Memphis, and thence to Walnut Bend, Arkansas, and in 1883 came to Forrest City where he has since continuously resided. He had been in the city council at intervals for twenty years, and also was twice elected mayor. He was a member of the Episcopal church and of several Masonic lodges of the city. Funeral Sunday morning, at the Forrest City cemetery, under the auspices of the Masonic lodge, services by Rev.E.T.Mabley of the Episcopal church. Dr. Stone was married to Miss Ora Branch, of Shelby Co., Tennessee, on the 22nd day of October, 1872, who died on the 24th of October 1874. He was again married on May 10,1879, to Miss Mansfield Rodgers Dupuy, to whom he has been entirely devoted until her death May 3,1905. He owns considerable property in this and Lee county. FORREST CITY TIMES NEWSPAPER MAR.15,1912
BIO:Goodspeed's:1884J. E. Stone, M. D., has reached an eminence in his profession which renders his name almost a household word throughout Forrest City, and the surrounding locality. He received his literary education in Tennessee, and commenced the study of medicine under a tutor in Arkansas, afterward entering the Missouri Medical College (known then as the old McDowell College, and situated in St. Louis), where he was graduated with honors. Entering the Confederate army in May, 1861, in Company B, First Arkansas Mounted Rifles, he served over four years, participating in the battles of Oak Hill (where he was severely wounded) and Pea Ridge, and was then transferred across to the Army of Tennessee, just after the battle of Corinth. He also took an active part at Jackson (Miss.), Chickamauga, Duggers' Gap, New Hope Church, Atlanta, Jonesboro, Franklin, and several other engagements of minor importance. After the war Dr. Stone located in Van Buren County, Ark., where he actively followed the practice of his chosen profession for five years, then going to Memphis, and thence to Walnut Bend, Ark. In 1883 he came to Forrest City, and still enjoys an extensive patronage, besides a large livery business, also owning considerable land, both here and in Lee County. He is one of Forrest City's most enterprising and influential citizens, and has done much in his own peculiar way toward the present advancement and prosperity of the place. The Doctor has been twice married, his first union occurring in Tennessee, and the second in Arkansas. He was born in Virginia in 1839, and is the son of M. G. and Martha (Stovall) Stone, also originally from the Old Dominion. Dr. Stone is a member in high standing of the various Masonic lodges of this place.
Mansfield Rodgers Dupuy Stone (1850 - 1905)
Note: Source:Bio:http://www.arkansasfamilies.net/afamhisstfran.htm-Kathleen Bell-St.Francis Co.Cemetery Records
Forrest City Cemetery (Original City Cemetery)
St. Francis County
Created by: Paul V. Isbell
Record added: Aug 20, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15446348
Paul V. Isbell
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