George William Stone

12 September 1822–6 July 1901 (Age 78)
West Stockbridge, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of George William

When George William Stone was born on 12 September 1822, in West Stockbridge, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Amos Sheldon Stone, was 45 and his mother, Rachel Pease, was 42. He married Lucy Webster on 18 November 1847, in Richmond, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. He lived in Cornwall, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States in 1870 and Salisbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States in 1880. He died on 6 July 1901, in Lime Rock, Salisbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Irondale Cemetery, Millerton, North East, Dutchess, New York, United States.

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George William Stone
Lucy Webster
Marriage: 18 November 1847
Ellen Amelia Stone
Frances Amelia Stone
Hattie Maria Stone
Katie Maria Stone

Spouse and Children

18 November 1847
Richmond, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 7

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.

Age 24

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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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History of Amos Pease Stone and wives

History of Amos Pease Stone and wives. Written by Theresa Shaw McCarthy, grand-daughter. El Camino camp, West Los Angeles County Co. Feb., 1961 AMOS PEASE STONE Born: Canaan, Massachusetts, March …

Sources (3)

  • George W Stone, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"
  • George W Stone, "United States Census, 1870"
  • George W Stone, "United States Census, 1860"

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