JAMES M. STONE, junior member of the real estate and insurance firm of Fox
& Stone, of Kittanning, was born in 1867, at Pine Furnace, this county,
son of James and Caroline (Bossinger) Stone.
James Stone was an expert bookkeeper, and for many years was associated in
that position with various iron manufacturers of Armstrong county. His death
occurred in 1901. He and his wife were the parents of children as follows: Dr.
Henry B.; Annie; Maggie; Henrietta, wife of William J. Monks, principal of the
Lincoln high school of Cleveland, Ohio; James J.; and George, who died in 1880
when twenty-one years old.
James M. Stone, after finishing his course in the public schools of this
county, entered a store at Kittanning as a clerk, and later became employed in
the Pennsylvania railroad offices at Pittsburgh, where he remained for three
years. In 1894 he became interested in the production of natural gas, and was
engaged in drilling wells, following this line of endeavor until 1902. In that
year he formed a partnership with John A. Fox, of Kittanning, under the name
of Fox & Stone, the firm carrying on a general insurance and realty
business, writing insurance for many of the old line companies, and handling
some of the most desirable properties in the city and county. As they conduct
their business along progressive lines, the partners have met with a fair
degree of success.
In 1903 Mr. Stone was married to Mabel Copley, daughter of William Copley,
of Butler, Pa., and three children have been born of this marriage: James C.,
Marian and Henry Nathan. Mr. Stone belongs to Blue Lodge No. 244, F. & A.
M., and Orient Chapter, No. 247, R. A. M. His religious home is n the
Source: Page 684, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and
Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed September 1998 by James R Hindman for the Armstrong County Beers
Contributed for use by the Armstrong County Genealogy Project (http://www.pa-roots.com/armstrong/)
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