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James Ethel Stone 1846-1918


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 12/29/2010 at 00:01:07

J. E. Stone Buried Here
Former Resident Died at Home of Daughter in West Bend – Brought Here for Burial
James E. Stone, at one time a resident of this city but who of late years, had been making his home with his daughter in West Bend, died Tuesday, February 5th. Mr. Stone had been an invalid for the past few years and the end was not unexpected. The immediate cause of his death was cerebral hemorrhage. He was past seventy-one years of age at the time of his death. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. M. J. Buffum, of West Bend, Iowa, and Mrs. C. J. Cowman, of Mallard, Iowa.

The body was brought to this city for burial last Friday morning. It was placed in Oak Hill cemetery beside that of his wife who had preceded him some nineteen years ago. The old time friends of Mr. Stone, who knew him as a resident of this city speak highly of him as a man and join us in extending sympathy to the bereaved daughters. (Estherville Democrat, Estherville, IA, February 13, 1918)

Former Resident Buried Here
The body of J. C. Stone was brought here Friday, February 8th, and placed at rest beside that of his wife in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Stone was seventy-one years of age at the time of his death and was at one time a resident of Estherville. Until his death he had resided at West Bend. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, February 13, 1918)

The Death of J. Ethel Stone
Succumbs After Three Paralytic Strokes – Was One of the Earliest Pioneers
One of our pioneer citizens, J. Ethel Stone, passed away peacefully at his farm home north of town Tuesday at 12:30 o’clock. He has been a sufferer from paralytic strokes for the past few years and on Monday, last, was the victim of another attack, and from that time on until death came, he was unconscious. He was 71 years, one month and twelve days old when the Grim Reaper overtook him.

Mr. Stone was born Dec. [24] 1846 in Athens county, Ohio, the third of a family of twelve children. With his parents he moved in wagon to Wisconsin at the age of seven, where he grew to manhood. He came to Iowa in 1858 locating on the old homestead, one mile north of town. Here he lived until 1882, when he went to Walworth county, S. Dak., where he bought some land and live there until 1896, when he again moved back to his old homestead at this place and has remained here since.

He was married to Miss Myrtle Miller of Emmetsburg on May 30, 1888 at Aberdeen, South Dakota. To them two daughters were born, - Mrs. C. J. Cowman of Mallard, and Mrs. J. M. Buffum of this place. His wife preceded him to the grave on November 19, 1898.

Mr. Stone lived on his farm until about five years ago, when he had to undergo an operation at Iowa City. After that time he moved to town, and later suffered two paralytic strokes, which completely broke up his health. The past year and a half he spent with Mrs. Cowman at Mallard, until the last few months he came to live with Mrs. Buffum on the old home farm.

Mr. Stone was one of the oldest settlers of this community, and endured all the hardships frequent with the early inhabitants. He happened to be a passenger on the first train that the Rock Island ran over this road at this point. For many years he drove to Ft. Dodge for groceries and other supplies and was also a stage driver between here and Rolfe for many years. He became a member of the Masonic order in 1879, and a few years ago he became member of the Presbyterian church. He was honored and respected by his fellowmen as a venerable man. He was a hard working man in his younger days and succeeded in gaining abundantly of this world’ stores.

Besides his two daughters, he leaves one sister, Mrs. H. C. Howard of Richville, Minn., and four brothers, C. W. of Bloomington, Wis., Augustus, Samuel and Grant Stone of California.

The funeral services were held this Thursday afternoon at the Presbyterian church in charge of the A.F. & A.M. and the sermon was preached by Rev. S. U. Leinbach. The remains will be taken to Estherville by a company of Masons, where interment will be made beside his wife. (West Bend Journal., West Bend, IA, February 7, 1918)


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