Biography of Nathan L. Stone
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Stone, Nathan L., Potsdam, was born in Louisville, St. Lawrence county, March 28, 1836. The grandfather, Nathan, was a colonel in the war of 1812. He had five children of whom Israel G., father of Nathan L., was the youngest son, He was born in Louisville in March, 1807, and married Amanda Miller, a native of the same town. The boyhood of Nathan L. was spent in Louisville. When seventeen he entered the old St. Lawrence Academy, where he finished his education. He taught for two years and in 1860 went to Ogdensburg to learn the photographer's profession. He was a partner of James McDow one year. In 1862 he went to New York where he studied with Abram Bogardus. He had galleries at various times at Carthage, Antwerp and Canton and in 1870 located in Potsdam. In 1872 he opened the photograph establishment which has developed into the extensive business of N. L, Stone & Son. Mr. Stone married in 1860, Betsey S. Clark of Madrid, and they have five sons and three daughters. He was chairman of the Republican county committee in the campaign of 1888. He is a member of the Methodist church and has held different offices. He is now district steward and was elected a member of the General Conference in 1888. He is now president of the St. Lawrence County Bible Society.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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