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 Walter Lincoln Stone

Walter Lincoln Stone

Peru, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 17 Mar 1905 (aged 39)
Cummington, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Worthington Center, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 43504532 · View Source
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He was the third son of Peru, Massachusetts farmer Ward N. Stone and Mary E. (Ackert) (Ascha) Stone. He grew up and also worked as a farmer in Peru.

On 3 March 1891, age 25, he married Nellie M. Sylvester, a 21-year-old teacher from Cummington (they were married in Cummington by Samuel W. Powell, pastor of the Congregational church of Peru). They would have the following children: Mary E. Stone Deblois (b. 14 November 1891), Ralph Burdick Stone (1894-1899), Robert Dewey Stone (b. 15 May 1898), Melvin Leroy Stone (b. 17 June 1902), and Russell Conway Stone (b. 9 August 1903).

On 22 November 1892, Ward made an agreement and signed papers with Arunah Bartlett of Cummington, an early and distinguished settler who was then 95 years old and had no children. Ward agreed to move into his home on 150 acres in Cummington and take care of Bartlett "in his advanced age and feeble health" and attend "to all his wants in a spirit of kindness as long as he may live" in exchange for gaining possession of his land, which was bordered on the north by the farm of Charles Sylvester (Nellie Stone's father). Ward and Nellie inherited "the Arunah Bartlett Place" in 1894 when Arunah Bartlett died. They ran the farm, produced maple syrup, and raised their children there until Walter Lincoln Stone died unexpectedly on 17 March 1905 of influenza and pneumonia at the age of 39 years 10 months 15 days.

Family Members



Side 1:
"Walter L. Stone
Mar. 17, 1905
AE 39 yrs.

Nellie M.
his wife
died Apr. 26, 1957
AE 87 yrs.


Side 2:
"Children of
W.L. & N.M. Stone
Ralph B.
Sept. 23, 1899
AE 5 years"

Side 3:
"Charles L. Sylvester
Mar. 28, 1923,
AE 84 yrs.

Elvira Smith
his wife
Died Aug. 23, 1910
AE 72 yrs.


Side 4 is blank.





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  • Added: 25 Oct 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 43504532
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Walter Lincoln Stone (2 May 1865–17 Mar 1905), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43504532, citing North Cemetery, Worthington Center, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Memories of You (contributor 46983035) .