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John Burdick "Bert" Stone
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Birth: Sep. 8, 1863
Berkshire County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Feb. 13, 1932
Hampshire County
Massachusetts, USA

John Burdick Stone was the second son of Ward N. Stone and Mary E. Ackert Ascha Stone, farmers in Peru, Berkshire County, Mass. He was the brother of Edwin Bosworth Stone and Walter Lincoln Stone, and the half-brother of Charles G. Ascha, William Henry Ascha (aka Orlando William Palmer), Elva/Eveline A. Ascha, Joseph Turner Stone, and Elizabeth Harriet Stone MacDuff Easterbrooks.

He was a farmer and laborer who owned approximately 250 acres of land in the area where Cummington, Worthington, and Peru join boundaries. On 23 February 1898 he married Jennie L. Reed of Cummington; they had one surviving child, Ruth A. Stone Reed Nevins, later of Springfield, Massachusetts. (Another daughter, Gladys Mildred Stone, was born 7 September 1902, but died before 1910.) Jennie was granted a divorce from John (on grounds of intoxication, physical abuse, and non-support) and custody of the children on 15 December 1902. John lost his land the following year when it was sold at sheriff's auctions to his former wife in payment of $400 court-ordered alimony. "Bert" thereafter lived in Worthington, working at odd jobs until his death. His ex-wife moved away and sold off the land on 11 May 1910.

Death notice from the Daily Hampshire Gazette:

Feb. 15. [1932]--John B. Stone, 69, who was taken to Cooley Dickinson hospital [Northampton] suffering from the effects of a shock about ten days ago, died Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock [13 February]. Burial was Monday [15 February] at 2 o'clock at the North cemetery [Worthington]. Rev. J. Herbert officiated.
Family links: 
  Ward Nelson Stone (1830 - 1914)
  Mary E. Ackert Stone (1827 - 1881)
  Ruth Reed Nevins (1899 - 1949)*
  Charles G. Ascha (1845 - 1915)**
  Orlando William Palmer (1846 - 1930)**
  Edwin Bosworth Stone (1858 - 1946)*
  John Burdick Stone (1863 - 1932)
  Walter Lincoln Stone (1865 - 1905)*
  Joseph Turner Stone (1883 - 1933)**
  Elizabeth Harriet Stone Easterbrooks (1886 - 1960)**
*Calculated relationship
North Cemetery
Worthington Center
Hampshire County
Massachusetts, USA
Created by: Memories of You
Record added: Sep 15, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41998038
John Burdick Bert Stone
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