MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 301
submitted by Neal Carter, Sept. 28, 2007
DEATH OF CHARLES STONE
The news published Wednesday the sudden paralytic infection of Charles Stone on Tuesday evening, is followed by the sad announcement of his death at his residence near this city Wednesday evening at 9:45 o’clock. He lived only about twenty-four hours from Tuesday’s fatal premonition.
Mr. Stone was born in Shrewsbury, Worcester county, Massachusetts, February 10, 1825. He removed to Muscatine in September, 1853, and embarked with his brother, William, in the hardware business, conducting one of the largest stores of its kind in the west. He continued in this business for a dozen years or so when he exchanged it for rural pursuits and removed to the fruit farm on the Iowa City road, where he resided to the day of his death.
Deceased was married to Miss Mary Humphreys, March 22, 1856, and leaves a wife and two children, Miss Sue and Charles, who live at the family homestead.
Our citizens who have known Mr. Stone as only the quiet, retiring horticulturalist, sedulously engaged with the care of his farm, have little conception of the large place he occupied in the business life of Muscatine, or of the distinction of Mr. and Mrs. Stone’s social relations, during their residence in the city. It is scarcely too much to say that no store in Muscatine was so popular with both citizens of town and country as the one which tendered the pleasant, genial welcome of the Stone brothers. Deceased was generous to a fault, sympathetic, public spirited, possessed of a large fund of Yankee wit polished with a good New England education, and esteemed for the sincerity of his nature as well as for an unspotted probity of character, and added to these were a handsome presence and grace of manner, which charmed alike in business and social circles. There are many of those old city and country friends who will deeply mourn over the death of Charles Stone.
The funeral will take place from the residence to-day at 2 p. m., the services to be conducted by Rev. E. C. Paget.
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