January 5, 2008

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Above: Walter Corey Stone, Sr. & Alberta Johnston Long.

I don’t have any memory of my great grandparents on my mother’s paternal side other than what I see of them in family photos. Walter Corey Stone, Sr. passed away before I was born (in 1952) and Grandma Alberta (who was always called “Muzz”, though my mother never knew how she came to have that nickname) passed away when I was five or six (in 1964). Their marriage bore four children, three males and one female: Edwin Eli (m. Dorthy Crowe), Walter Corey Jr. (m. Grace Hicks Walker), Thyra Alberta (m. Ralph Davis), and Arthur Kenneth (“Uncle Kenneth”) (m. Margarie Castanie; m. Doris Ralls; m. Mary Edmondson). Below is a photo taken in 1949 at their 5oth wedding anniversary in Kingsville, Texas.

Front Row, L-R: Thyra Stone (Davis), Baby Girl Stone, Walter C. Stone, Sr., Alberta Johnston Long (Stone), Grace Hicks Walker (Stone), Dorthy Crowe (Stone).

Back Row, L-R: James Edwin Stone (holding Frances Stone), Frances (maiden name..?) Stone, Walter Corey Stone, Jr., Ralph Davis, Edwin Stone, Alan Stone, Betty Stone (Becker), Ben Long, Richard Stone, Marian (maiden name..?) Stone, David Stone.