Stone, David S., was born in South Trenton, Oneida county, N. Y., December 21, 1852. His parents were James
and Anna (Stockwell) Stone, both natives of England, and both now residents of Minetto, Oswego county, and each
upwards of eighty years of age. Our subBect was educated in Trenton and in Oswego city, to which place he moved
with his parents in 1865. He was first occupied in farming and in the nursery business. He was then employed as
a clerk in a grocery store for five years, when he was taken into partnership, the firm being Cook & Stone.
In 1882 he sold out his interest and bought the store at the corner of Fifth and Oneida streets, which he now occupies.
He carries a general line of fancy and staple groceries, notions, cutlery, tobacco, cigars, etc. He is also engaged
in the real estate business, dealing in city property, and is secretary of the Wayne Building and Loan Association
of Palmyra, N. Y. He is a member of the K. O. T. M. In 1873 he married Mary A. Thrower, of Oswego, daughter of
James and Mary (Gorsline) Thrower. Their children are Gilbert T., born June 25, 1874; Myron D., born June 24, 1876;
Bessie M., born October 4, 1882; and Arthur W., born August 29, 1889. Gilbert and Myron are in business with their
father at the store above mentioned. Mr. Stone is a member of the Board of Supervisors, and has been for the last
Landmarks of Oswego County
Edited by: John C. Churchill, LL.D.
Assisted by: H, Perry Smith and W. Stanley Child
Syracuse, N. Y.
D. Mason & Co., Publishers 1895
Oswego County, NY
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