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Obituary for Francis Marion Stone
19 December, 1884 - 9 February, 1935
From The Caldwell News-Tribune,
dated Monday, 11 February, 1935
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Wilder Man to Be
 Buried Thursday
     Funeral services for Francis Marion Stone of Wilder, who died Saturday morning at a Caldwell hospital, will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Methodist church in Wilder.  Burial will be in the Wilder cemetery.
   Mr. Stone was born December 19, 1884 in Golden City, Mo.  He is survived by his widow and several children.  The family came to Wilder recently from Colorado.

Another article from The Caldwell News-Tribune
dated Tuesday 12 February, 1935

Wilder Man Will
   Be Laid at Rest
   WILDER (Special) - Funeral services for Francis Marion Stone, 50, who died Saturday at Caldwell, will be held at the Methodist church in Wilder Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock
   Mr. Stone died following an operation after which ether pneumonia developed.  The death is especially sad as Mr. Stone and his family had arrived on January 23, only two and a half weeks before to take possission of the Cal Ross farm in Fargo which they had bought.
   He was born in Golden City, Mo., December 19, 1884.  He made his home in Missouri and Indiana until 1905 when he filed on a homestead near Keysor, Colo., which was the family home until they came here.
   He was married in 1910 to Florence Addison and to them were born one son and four daughters, all of whome with the widow, survive.  The children are Norman of Alma, Colo.;  Mrs. Grace Gordon, of Keyser, and Mrs. Trixie Miller, Mary and Myrtle of the parental home.  There are also two grandchildren and a brother, Joseph Stone, of Colorado Springs, Colo.

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