William Luther Stone

24 July 1894–16 July 1989 (Age 94)
Bowie, Montague, Texas, United States

The Life of William Luther

When William Luther Stone was born on 24 July 1894, in Bowie, Montague, Texas, United States, his father, John Henry Stone, was 22 and his mother, Laura E McNutt, was 19. He married Laura Josephine Lunn on 21 December 1914, in Decatur, Wise, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Wise, Texas, United States in 1920 and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States for about 10 years. He died on 16 July 1989, in Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Memorial Park Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States.

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William Luther Stone
Laura Josephine Lunn
Marriage: 21 December 1914
Evelyn Marie Stone
Anna Elizabeth Stone

Spouse and Children

21 December 1914
Decatur, Wise, Texas, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John Henry Stone


    Laura E McNutt




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 7

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 25

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Old English stān ‘stone’, in any of several uses. It is most commonly a topographic name, for someone who lived either on stony ground or by a notable outcrop of rock or a stone boundary-marker or monument, but it is also found as a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked in stone, a mason or stonecutter. There are various places in southern and western England named with this word, for example in Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Kent, Somerset, Staffordshire, and Worcestershire, and the surname may also be a habitational name from any of these.2 Translation of various surnames in other languages, including Jewish Stein , Norwegian Steine, and compound names formed with this word.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Luther Stone, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Stone in household of John Stone, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Luther W Stone in household of John H Stone, "United States Census, 1910"

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