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Obituary of GEORGE W. STONE
Geo. W. Stone was born at Woodhull, New York, July 7, 1842, and died Jan. 13, 1907. For some two months he had suffered from a stomach trouble which did not yield to medical treatment, and when the only hope of relief appeared to be in an operation he went to Topeka for that purpose. He passed through the ordeal successfully on Jan. 12, but when hope for his recovery seemed in sight the prolonged battle for life came to an end, and the warrior, weary and worn, laid down his weapons and passed quietly and peacefully to rest.
Mr. Stone came to Kansas in the spring of the year 1876, and had resided in the state continuously ever since, the most of the time near Garfield.
He served in the union army at the time of the Civil war and was a member of the G.A.R. His army record shows that he enlisted from Woodhull, Stuben county, New York, Sep. 15, 1864, in Company F, 1st N.Y. Cavalry, and was discharged June 8, 1865. Length of service, nine months. He was mustered into the James A. Garfield Post, G.A.R., on Dec. 21, 1883. He was also a member of the M.W.A., which together with the G.A.R., assisted in the services at the funeral, paying their respects to a fallen comrade and neighbor.
In early life Mr. Stone was converted and made a profession of religion and united with the Methodist church, in which he remained a humble and loyal follower of his Savior and supporter of the church. During his last days on earth his faith was victorious, his hope clear for the world beyond, and he expressed himself as ready to go, without a cloud or fear, if it was the Master’s will.
He leaves a wife, two step-daughters, one-step son; also a daughter by a former marriage, who lives a Denver; a brother, John Stone, in New York, and one sister, Malissa Outman, in Pennsylvania.
The funeral was held in Garfield on Jan 16, the services being conducted by his pastor, Rev. Jas. L. Rutan. The G.A.R. and M.W.A. acted as pall bearers and guard of honor. The interment was in the Garfield cemetery.
Transcribed and Contributed by Richard Schwartzkopf

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