John Haven Stone

Male 1841 - 1923  (82 years)


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Stone, John

The Evening Kansan-Republican

John Haven Stone was born May 11, 1841, in Ohio. He moved with his father's family to Iowa in 1850. He was united in marriage to Juliette Mattheson, July 31, 1861. The following year Mr. Stone enlisted for service in the Civil war with the 19h Iowa Infantry under the 200,000 call with Captain Somers. He served till the close of the war.

In March, 1872, Mr. and Mrs. Stone and little family moved to Harvey county, and located on the farm northeast of Walton near the county line, which has continued to be the family home and where Mr. Stone passed away, December 6, 1923 at the age of eighty-two years, six months and twenty-seven days.

Seven children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Stone, five of them with the wife and mother survive, namely, Clarence Stone, Stillwater, Oklahoma; Mrs. Stell McClatchey, Watona, Oklahoma; Mrs. Chris Rehigh(?), Omega, Oklahoma; Mrs. Chris Hart whose home is near that of her parents; and Lovell Stone who lives at the family home. Also fifteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Stone had the sorrow of losing a son in infancy, and a married daughter, Mrs. Emily Yaughar of Kingman county, who passed away thirty years ago.

Mr. Stone was a member of the Masonic lodge for fifty years, and also was a member of the G. A. R. from its organization, and it was his wish to be buried from the Masonic Temple at Newton, with his life long associates, of both lodges to administer the last rites.

The funeral service took place Friday afternoon, December 7th, as above stated, Rev. A. H. Morrison, Pastor of the Presbyterian Church at this place officiating. Deceased was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Peabody. Interment was made in the G. A. R. lot in Greenwood cemetery.

Deceased was a man of sturdy principles. Quick to see the need of his country he volunteered and joined the U. S. Army before he was twenty-one years old, like many young men of that time, bravely suffering the hardships of bidding the young wife adieu and leaving home and the pursuits of peace to follow the flag.

Coming with other pioneers to Kansas in 1872, Mr. and Mrs. Stone have made this section their home for more than half a century, rearing their family to excellent man and womanhood, having the comfort of seeing them become dependable, upright citizens which enriches a commonwealth.

The Evening Kansan-Republican, Newton Kansas
21 Dec 1923 Page 6.

Owner/SourceHarvey County Genealogical Society
Date21 Dec 1923
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