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John Burdick “Bert” Stone

Birth
Peru, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 13 Feb 1932 (aged 68)
Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Worthington Center, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 41998038 · View Source
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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:

Worthington
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.


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  • Created by: Memories of You
  • Added: 15 Sep 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 41998038
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Burdick “Bert” Stone (8 Sep 1863–13 Feb 1932), Find A Grave Memorial no. 41998038, citing North Cemetery, Worthington Center, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Memories of You (contributor 46983035) .