Biography of William H. Stone
Bristol County, MA Biographies





Stone, William Holden, liveryman, a son of Luther and Hadassah Stone, was born July 18, 1819, in Bridgton, Me. He spent the first twenty years of his life on his father's farm and attended school a few months during the winter season. When twenty one he removed to Stoughton Mass., where he began the livery business, an occupation which he has since followed, and with the exception of Mr. Perry of New Bedford, is the oldest liveryman in Bristolcounty. He next moved to Chelsea, Mass., engaging there in business, then went to Boston and remained there seven years as a liveryrnan. In 1873 he began the livery business in a very small way in a building to the rear of the Gunn estate on Rock street in Fall River. From there he moved to the Hawes property back of the Brown building, where he remained until his present quarters on Bank street were built. At this place, with his son, W. I. Stone, as partner, under the firm name of W. H. Stone & Son, the business has been increased and buildings enlarged until they now have all the modern conveniences and appliances of a first class stable. Mr. Stone was married in 1845 to Eliza B. Linfleld of Stoughton, Mass., and in 1895 celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of the marriage with interesting entertainment. They have three children: William I., Jennie E. (wife of Arthur E. Davis of Worcester, Mass.). and Frank F. Stone of Boston. William I. Stone, junior member of the firm, was married in 1878 to Hattie J. Goodman, daughter of Chester and Lucy (Durfee) Goodman, and they have two children: Roy and Laura L.

From:
Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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