WILLIAM L. STONER, deceased, for many years a representative citizen of Scottdale, was born in Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, November 10, 1848, a son of Joseph and Ann (Lane) Stoner.
In early life, after acquiring a common school education, he learned the trade of carpenter, becoming an expert mechanic as the result of close application to his work during his term of apprenticeship, and later became a contractor and builder, many of the finest building in the county standing as monuments to his skill and ability along these lines. Failing health forced him to abandon his work and in order to recuperate he started for Colorado, May 15, 1888, but died at Wood River, Nebraska, June 5, 1888, passing away while yet in the prime of life. He was a consistent member of the United Brethren church, and a man of exemplary habits, honored and respected by a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. Mr. Stoner married Lucy A. Null, daughter of Jonathan and Mary (Seanor) Null, and granddaughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Paul) Null. Their children are: Maud M., born November 12. 1873, a graduate of the Curry Business College, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, wife of J. Sheridan Bradley, a merchant of Scottdale. Harry Null, born March 2, 1876, an agent of Scottdale, also a graduate of the Curry Business College. He married Malinda A. Brothers, who bore him one child, Vernon Null, born December 16, 1901, he married (second) Erma L. Gessner, who bore him one child, Frances Catharine, born July 29, 1904. Edna S., born January 6, 1880, wife of Lloyd Hough, a machinist of Scottdale. Nellie O., born August 9, 1885, a graduate of the East Huntingdon high school, now serving in the capacity of teacher in the schools of East Huntingdon township.
Source: Page(s) 38, History of Westmoreland County, Volume II, Pennsylvania by John N Boucher. New York, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1906.
Transcribed March 2006 by Nathan Zipfel for the Westmoreland County History Project
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