Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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George E. Stone

GEORGE E. STONE. This gentleman is among the foremost farmers of Labette county, Kansas, and resides in Elm Grove township. He was born in Spencer county, Kentucky, in 1835, and is a son of Robert Stone.

Robert Stone was also a native of Kentucky, where he followed farming all his life. He married Susan Maguire, who was a native of that state, and they were the parents of five children, namely: George E.; Martha, deceased; Thomas, who is also a farmer in Labette county; Elizabeth E., and Robert L., deceased.

George E. Stone's early life was spent in his native county, where he attended school and learned to till the soil. In 1862 he enlisted in the Union army, and was attached to the 9th Reg., Ky. Vol. Cav. At the time of his enlistment he was a member of the militia, which was organized to drive General Bragg out of Kentucky. Mr. Stone removed to Howard township, Labette county, in 1874, and took up a claim, which he entered at Independence, Kansas. He bought a cabin from Mr. Park, which he moved to his claim. He resided on this farm until 1899, meanwhile improving the property and following diversified farming. In 1900 Mr. Stone bought the north half of the northwest quarter of section 19, township 34, range 19, in Elm Grove township, and has made this place his home since that time. He is well up in agricultural matters, and takes great pride in making his home an attractive one.

Mr. Stone was united in marriage with Mildred Crutcher, who was born in Kentucky, in 1836. The subject of this sketch is a Democrat, in politics, and has always taken much interest in local political affairs. The people have shown their confidence in him by electing him to the office of trustee of Howard township for two terms, and also to the office of justice of the peace. He has been a member of the school board for about twenty years. Fraternally, Mr. Stone is a member of the Masonic order. He attends the Methodist church. He is an honest and upright citizen, and has many friends in the county.