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 Thomas Luther Cone

Thomas Luther Cone

Athens, Athens County, Ohio, USA
Death 11 Oct 1917 (aged 80)
Preston, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
Burial Jasper County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 6628992 · View Source
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Husband of Amelia Mahala Prigmore

Carthage Evening Press
Monday, July 16, 1917


T. L. Cone, of Preston, Tells of Stirring Times During War

T. L. Cone, of Preston, who is now 80 years old, and who settled in this county in 1860, was in Carthage today. He conducted the store at Preston for many years.

"When I came to this county I was a young carpenter, 21 years old," said Mr. Cone to a PRESS reporter this morning. "My home had been in Ohio before that. I worked at my trade at a little town called Sherwood, located a little east of the present site of Joplin. This town no longer exists and Joplin has sprung up since. My brother who had come west with me, enlisted in the Sixth Kansas Regiment of the Union army and I tried to enlist at the same time, but they refused me on physical examination.

"Things soon got pretty warm here and I went to Ft. Scott, Kansas where I stayed most of the time during the War, but I was back here several times during that period. For instance, I was in Carthage the next day after the battle of Carthage in July, 1861. There was lots of excitement here that day, I can tell you. In 1866 I returned to the county to reside and bought property in Preston and bought the store there. I continued to operate the store until 1886 or 1887, when I sold it and bought a fine farm of 127 acres joining Preston on the east. I farmed for seven years and then bought back the store at Preston. I continued to operate the store until about five years ago, when I closed out the stock of goods and discontinued business as I was getting too old to be burdened with store work.

"The Preston country is a fine farming region and I have never regretted coming west and spending most of my life here."

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 6628992
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Luther Cone (24 May 1837–11 Oct 1917), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6628992, citing Bradford Cemetery, Jasper County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Carl Reynard (contributor 30230724) .