(Photo: Anthony Corey STONE and Julia Aurelia STONE (THOMPSON))
Going back another generation with the STONE family, Eli Thompson STONE’s father was Anthony Corey STONE. I have very little information about my gr-gr-gr-gr grandfather Anthony. On the back of the only other photo I have of him, written in script, it says, “He liked to play the horses.”
Anthony Corey Stone was born June 1, 1832 in Benson, Hamilton County, NY. He married Julia Aurelia Thompson on October 31, 1854 in Augusta, Oneida County, NY. Anthony died December 13, 1914 in Syracuse, NY. He and Julia had three children: Eli Thompson, Florence, and Samuel Werden.
This last year I was able to obtain two obituary notices via a query on Ancestory.com’s Onondaga BB. Thomas Roux does look-ups on that board and found these for me (thank you, Tom!):
From the Syracuse Post Standard, Monday December 14, 1914, pg. 10, col. 6:
“A. Corey Stone, 82, died at 2:30 o’clock yesterday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Florence C. Howard, No. 1315 East Fayette Street. He had been ill since September of heart trouble. Mr. Stone came here from Benson, Hamilton county, 47 ago and had lived in the same house 31 years. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.”
From the Syracuse Post Standard, Tuesday, December 15, 1914, pg. 7, col.1:
“Hold Funeral Today
Services for the Late A.C. Stone to Be Held at 4 O’Clock
The funeral of A. Corey Stone, 82, who died Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Florence C. Howard, No. 1415 East Fayette street, will be held there at 4 o’clock this afternoon. Rev. Dr. W.W. Dawley will officiate, and F.J. & A.E. Snyder, undertakers, will send the body to Deansboro for burial tomorrow.
Mr. Stone had lived in Syracuse 47 years and at one time was proprietor of the Kingsley House, where the Vinney Building now stands. At another time he conducted the Fayette Hotel, on the site of the Hendricks Block. Later he was a traveling salesman for many years for H.A. Moyer. He was well known as a horseman and went to many of the Grand Circuit races throughout the country.
Besides his daughter, he leaves two sons, Eli T. Stone of De Soto, Missouri, and S. Werden Stone of Flint, Michigan; one brother, Bradley Stone of Marion, Michigan; and two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Peck of Walesville and Mrs. George Baker of Grand Rapids, Michigan.”