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Willis Eugene Stone
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Birth: Jan. 17, 1863
Prescott
Hampshire County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jul. 16, 1935
Canton
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA

Willis Eugene Stone was simply known as Uncle Willis by those who remembered him in L. Flora (Stone) Brown's family. As a young man in the Prescott, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, home of his parents, Joseph and Lucy (Towne) Stone, he probably never dreamed that his family would be scattered by the economic conditions of the Great Depression and the needs of the Metropoliton District Water Commission to create a reservoir in the middle of the state of Massachusetts. However, he and his older brother Joseph Fayette Stone moved east to Canton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, where they worked as contract carpenters and built their own homes. Willis married Lillian Dale Beasley in April 1889 and they became the parents of two boys and a girl before the turn of the twentieth century. After his first wife died, he remarried a German immigrant named Anna about 1906. One of his sons found employment in the woolen mill, one became an electrician, and his daughter married Walter B Kelley. They moved to the Roxbury District of Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, where Willis appeared in 1920. Willis E Stone spent the latter part of his life in the household of his daughter and her husband, and they had returned to Canton by 1930. 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Stone (1827 - 1893)
  Lucy Towne Stone (1833 - 1918)
 
 Spouse:
  Lillian Dale Beasley Stone (1869 - 1902)
 
 Siblings:
  Joseph Fayette Stone (1858 - 1953)*
  Lucy Flora Stone Brown (1860 - 1941)*
  Willis Eugene Stone (1863 - 1935)
  Julia Amanda Stone Thresher (1865 - 1959)*
  Myra Lizzie Stone Berry (1867 - 1945)*
  Mary Blanche Stone (1871 - 1872)*
  Mabel Emma Stone Aiken (1873 - 1898)*
  Leon LeRoy Stone (1876 - 1948)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Canton Corner Cemetery
Canton
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: Gayle Puente
Record added: Mar 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49275395
Willis Eugene Stone
Added by: Gayle Puente
 
Willis Eugene Stone
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