Biography of Richard H. Stone
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Stone, Richard H., was born in Trumansburgh, July 16, 1842, was educated in the public schools and old Academy. He then clerked in his father's store, was afterwards engaged by the Ithaca, Geneva & Sayre Railroad Company as station agent, and was in the employ of the road through its various changes for fifteen years. In the mean time he established an extensive general produce business, has built an elevator with a capacity of 25,000 bushels, coal trestle, warehouses, fruit cellars and hay barns, all provided with machinery for handling produce, pressing hay, etc. The coal trestle has a capacity of 3,000 tons. His shipments last year were over one thousand car loads of produce, and he received about 900 cars of coal, etc. This year indicates an increase of ten per cent. and his average cash payments are about $1,000 per day. He resigned his position as station agent in May, 1893. June 29, 1864, he married Nancy, daughter of Stephen Lampert, of Trumansburgh, and they have nine children: Stephen L., who married Fannie Howe of Kaowlesville, Orleans county, N.Y., and has two children, Ruth and Margarete; Albert O., Le Pine, Louise M., R. Harry, Edward C., Charlotte L., Nancy L., and Estelle D. Mr. Stone's father, Albert G., was born in Litchfield county, Conn., and came to Tompkins county at an early day March 21, 1833, he married Ann E. Camp of this village, and they had ten children, six of whom survive: James L., Louise C., Richard H., Hermon C., Albertine and George, of Washington, who is chief clerk to the second assistant postmaster general; two sisters reside with him. Mr. Stone's father was postmaster here about twelve years, and died April 12, 1870.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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