Biography of Anson W. Stone

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Stone, Anson W., Buffalo, is a son of Richard L. and Elizabeth L. (Thayer) Stone, being the youngest but one of eight children, all of whom are living. Richard L. Stone was born in Greenfield, Saratoga county, N. Y., August 22, 1815, and in 1844 moved to Frewsburg, Chautauqua county, where he married Elizabeth L. Thayer on September 19 of that year. She was born in Newfane, Vt., February 20, 1819, and in early life was a school teacher. In 1849 the family removed to Onoville in the town of South Valley. Cattaraugus county, where Mr. Stone was for many years a merchant, postmaster, and justice of the peace. In earlier life he was a lumberman and farmer. He died while on a visit to Buffalo, March 11, 1894. His wife survives him. Anson W. Stone was born in South Valley, Cattaraugus county, October 5, 1859, attended the district schools winters and worked on the farm summers, was graduated from Chamberlain Institute at Randolph, N. Y., in 1884, and afterward received two years' private instruction and graduated in various courses of home reading. He read law in the office of Ansley & Davie of Salamanca, N. Y., being admitted to the bar October 4, 1889, and began active practice there as a member of the firm of Coxe, Whipple & Stone. In January, 1891, he came to Buffalo, where he has since been chiefly engaged in the practice of his profession. Mr. Stone began life without a dollar, but by enterprise and self-application has ac• cumulated a competency. In both business and law he has been eminently successful. April 19, 1893, he married Harriet B. Cravens of Randolph, and they have one daughter, Beatrice Pearl, born May 18, 1895.


Source:
Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898

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