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  • ID: I56299
  • Name: Medad Elisha Stone 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 9 OCT 1864 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, of New Brighton, Richmond, New York 1
  • Death: JUL 1946
  • Note: Staten Island and its people : a history, 1609-1929>Includes PHOTOS of both M. E. and M. W. Stone...........Medad Elisha Stone, of a family resident in Staten Island about three-score years and which has aided substantially in the industrial, civic, and social progress, Medad E. Stone of New Brighton is esteemed as a citizen for the valuable service he has rendered such institutions that have for their purpose the advancement and welfare of the community at large. The Stone family is of English descent and was among the first to settle along the Sound in med-southern Connecticut, where its progenitors bearing the name aided in the founding of a settlement. Two brothers, John and William Stone, sons of the Rev. Samuel Stone, a non-Conformist divine, and natives of Hereford-on-the-Wye, Herefordshire, England, near the town of Guildford, were among that group of hardy settlers in that part of Connecticut. In the company of Surrey and Kent men led by William Leete and the Rev. Henry Whitfield, the Stones set sail for the New World on May 20, 1639, and arrived in America some weeks later. True to the solemn covenant they had sworn to obey, they founded the village of Guilford (named for Guildford, England), one of Connecticut's oldest towns. Medad E. Stone is a descendent of the pioneer, John Stone, who spent the remainder of his life in Guilford and was interred there. Records thereabouts relate many events in their family history, and throughout the ensuing years their members were married with other ancient New England forebears. Elisha Goldsmith Stone, grandfather of Mr. Stone, like those before him was a native of Guilford, having been born in the year 1808. After spending the youthful part of his live in the place of his nativity, he moved westward to Ohio early in the nineteenth century and was in turn among the pioneers to settle on the then western frontier in the middle Atlantic States. There he spent the remainder of his days and passed away in Cincinnati, in 1840. His wife was Susannah Whitney, and they were the parents of five children born in Cincinnati; as follows: Leverett Elisha Goldsmith; Eliza, who married James Murnan of Covington, Kentucky; Dollie, who became Mrs. Robert Macready of Cincinnati; Olive, who married Seymour B. Avery, also of Cincinnati; and Medad Whitney. Medad Whitney Stone was born March 1, 1831. He was a merchant and broker in grains in Ohio, but on account of wider business interests he journeyed eastward the later part of 1873, and settled on Staten Island, where the family has since resided. He engaged with the a contemporary, J. A. Bostwick, in the construction of warehouses and piers at Tompkinsville, and was one of the first thus occupied in such activities along the waterfront. The American Dock Terminal is an offspring of this early development. A man gifted with extraordinary foresight and administrative ability, he was a valuable addition to the citizenship of the island. His marriage took place at Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1855, to Emma Forestine Jacobs, daughter of William Chandler and Emma Elise (McMillan) Jacobs, of Cincinnati. Medad Whitney Stone and his wife had six children; Susan Whitney, who died in 1891, unmarried; Emma Elise, who married Ernest Birmingham, and died survived by three daughrters; Pearl Belle, who is unmarried, and resides in New York; Medad Elisha, of this review; Leverett Whitney, who died in young manhood; and Henry Chase, who died, aged twenty-five years. Medad Elishan Stone is a native of Cincinnati, but has resided on Staten Island the major portion of his life, having been brought here when a youth. He was educated at the academy in Cheshire, Connecticut, and early began his career in the field of business. After successful experiences, he became secretary and treasurer of the Housatonic Railroad Company and remained in this capacity to the time it was consolidated with the New York, New Haven and Hartford road in 1893. Mr. Stone is now president of the Tucker Company, Inc., New York, and has other interests including the office of trustee of the Staten Island Savings Bank. Long active in civic affairs on Staten Island, it is not surprising that a large share of his attention should be directed in the development of the Staten Island Hospital, for his parents before him were interested in this institution and gave generous and willing aid in its behalf. Mr. Stone is a trustee of the hospital and chairman of its executive committee. In previous years in addition to being a trustee he had served as secretary anf vice-president. A firm believer in child welfare, he for some time also served as trustee of the Staten Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. The inception of the Staten Island Council of the Boy Scouts of America was due largely to Mr. Stone's efforts. In 1916 he, with the first president, Walter W. Price, helped to obtain a charter from the National Headquarters which placed Scouting in Richmond Borough under the leadership of men living on Staten Island. Under this new supervision the local Boy Scout movement gained appreciably from both a personal and numerical standpoint and now is a firmly built, well organized unit. Previous to the acquiring of the new charter the supervision of this unit had been in the hands of Manhattan executives whose administration of affairs had lacked cohesiveness and strength. In recognition of his work in behalf of the Scouts, Mr. Stone was made a life honorary vice-president. Akin to such movements he is treasurer of the Richmond County Chapter of the American National Red Cross. For several years he was on the Board of Trustees of the Staten Island Academy and once served as president of this body. The authors of this history have appreciated his advice and friendship through his membership in the Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences and he likewise served as on of its trustees for a long period. Mr. Stone is a member of Christ Episcopal Church, New Brighton, and a vestryman within this house of worship. Among his other affiliations are his identity with the Staten Island Club, the Richmond County Country Club, and the Hardware Club of New York. Good literature is his chief diversion, and out-of-doors he is a devotee of golf. Mr. Stone married on June 11, 1890, Emma Sterling Bones, only daughter of William L. and Ellen (Hubbard) Bones, of New Brighton. The Bones family came to Staten Island from Northern New York, near Watertown, about the same time as did the Stones. The Bones ancestry date back to early times in the north of Ireland, while that of the Hubbard is of English descent, its members having been early settled in the Connecticut colony. Mrs. Stone is also a descendent of John and Priscilla Alden and is a member of the Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Like her husband, she has always taken a deep interest in the work of the Staten Island Hospital, being vice-president of the Woman's Auxiliary of this institution, a member of the board of trustees, and a member of the Joint Committee on the Training School, attached to the hospital. Her family in the past was influential in affairs of this hospital, the Iva Harpster Home for Nurses having been donated in 1897 by her mother, Mrs. W. L. Bones. Mr. and Mrs. Stone became the parents of four children, all of whom were born here and educated at the Staten Island Academy. They were: 1. Mead Wilmer, who graduated from Cornell University in 1914, with the degree of Mechanical Engineer. He married Lillie Seamann, daughter of Frederick and Elise (Garbe) Seamann, of Stapleton, and they have four children: Elise E., Mead Wilmer, Jr., Jean, and William F. They now reside in Garden City, Long Island. 2. William L. Bones, who attended Staten Island Academy and died while a student there in 1908. 3. Iva Harpster, who with her husband, Jerome Prestion, reside on the grounds of the Richmond County Country Club at Dongan Hills. They have three children: Jerome Preston, Priscilla and Nathaniel. 4. Henry Chase, youngest of the family, lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He attended Cornell University, class of 1924. Both he and Mead Wilmer Stone saw active service in the United State Navy during the World War, and attained the rean of lieutenant junior grade. The Stone residence is situated at 266 St. Mark's Place, New Brighton.
  • Note: Name: Medad E. Stone Surname Bride: Bones Given Name Bride: Emma Stirling Bride's Parents' Names: William Bones, Esq. Marriage Place: St. John's Church, Clifton, S.I. Page #: 5 New York Time Issue Date: 12 Jun 1890
  • Note: 1 Name: Medad Elisha Stone Birth Date: 9 Oct 1864 Birth Place: Avondale, Now Cincinnati, Ohio Gender: Male Residence: 266 St. Marks Place, New Brighton, New York; occupation: Pres. of Corporation; Passport Issue Date: 24 Jun 1921 Father Name: Medad Whitney Stone Father's Birth Location: Cincinnati, Ohio Father's Residence: Dead Spouse Name: Emma B Stone, b. Lafayette, New Jersey; Passport Includes a Photo: Yes and wife; Traveling to British Isles and France aboard Mauretania departing 14 July 1921; Last passport, destroyed, obtained from Washington 1886; Source: Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 - March 31, 1925 (M1490)
  • Note: 1 Name: Mead E Stone Birth Date: 9 Oct 1864 Birth Place: City of Cincinnati, State of Ohio Passport Issue Date: 15 Nov 1886 Passport Includes a Photo: N Source: Passport Applications, 1795-1905 (M1372); Chas Stone swears to know him; address: Mead E. Stone, 50 Cotton Exchange, New York City.
  • Note: 2 1900>New York > Richmond > Richmond Ward 1 > District 578 > 6 ........ Stone, Medad E., head, b. Oct 1864, age 35, m. 10 years, b. OH OH NY, vice president, Coal Co.; Emma S., wife, b. Mar 1865, age 35, four children, all living, b. NJ NY NY; Mead W., son, b. March 1893, age 7, b. ALL NY OH NJ; William L. B., son, b. Oct 1894, age 5; Iva H., daughter, b. Oct 1897, age 2; Henry C., son, b. March 1900, age 3mos.
  • Note: New York Times........... 25 Jul 1946........ Stone, Medad E., at his home, 266 St. Marks Place, St. George, Staten Island, in his eighty-second year, beloved husband of Emma Bones, devoted father of Mrs. Jerome Preston, Mead W. Stone and H. Chase Stone....
  • Change Date: 16 DEC 2010

    Father: Medad Whitney Stone
    Mother: Emma Forestine Jacobs

    Marriage 1 Emma Stirling Bones b: MAR 1865 in Lafayette, Sussex, New Jersey, of Staten Island, Richmond, New York
    • Married: JUN 1890 in Long Island, New York
    1. Has Children Mead Wilmer Stone b: MAR 1893 in of Richmond, Richmond, New York
    2. Has No Children William L. Stone b: OCT 1894 in of Richmond, Richmond, New York
    3. Has Children Iva Harpster Stone b: 15 OCT 1897 in New Brighton, Richmond, New York
    4. Has No Children Henry Chase Stone b: MAR 1900 in of Richmond, Richmond, New York & Colorado Sptings, , Colorado

    1. Type: Web Site
      Title: U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925
      Detail: Not necessarily THIS person's application
    2. Type: Census
      Title: 1900 US CENSUS
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