Biography of Thomas H. Stone
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Stone, Thomas H., was born in Troy, N. Y., October 9, 1848. His father, Jacob Stone, was born in Vermont and was a stair builder by trade and died in 1888. His mother, Elizabeth C. (Meade) Stone, was born in Vermont and is now living in Troy. Thomas H. received a public school education and went to the western part of New York State and returned to Troy in the spring of 1869 and worked for the firm of Clapp & Wilder in the gent's furnishing goods business until 1873, when he entered the laundry business as an employee of Lucius Stone, an uncle, which continued until spring of 1881 when the firm of Stone, Blair & Co. was formed; in 1891 he became sole owner, and in 1892 the firm of Gardner, Stone & Co. was formed; they run a manufacturers' laundry and also have a custom department employing on the average about 300 hands. He was married in 1873 to Lottie Chandler of Troy, who died in 1879. His present wife was Anna Brown, to whom he was married in 1881. His children are Irvin D., Ethel C., an art student at Yale, and Winifred.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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