From History of Reedsburg and the Upper Baraboo Valley, by Merton Edwin Krug, Publ. February 1929 by the author. Printed by Democrat Printing Company, Madison, Wis., Page 445
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Harry Stone. Charles Harry Stone, son of John P. and Amy A. (Phillips) Stone, was born in the town of Reedsburg, January 28, 1883. His father was a native of Oxford County, Maine, born February 5, 1847. The paternal grandparents, Thomas Stone and Sarah P. Treadwell and great-grandparents, David Stone and Thomas Treadwell, were all natives of Maine, and the latter two, veterans of the Revolutionary War. John P. Stone came to Reedsburg as a boy, with his parents, in 1856. In 1857 the family located on a farm east of the city, where Thomas Stone died, leaving the care of the family to the widow and older children. John P. Stone's early years were spent on farms, but with his industry and ability he became prosperous, and in 1908, with a number of business men of Reedsburg, organized the State Bank of this city, of which he was made President.
On April 22, 1874, John P. Stone was married to Amy A Phillips, and for more than fifty years they enjoyed the blessings of happy married life, until his death, which occurred July 19, 1925. His wife resides in Reedsburg. They were the parents of two children, Winnifred, wife of N. T. Gill of Madison, and Charles Harry, our subject.
Our subject has spent his entire life in this community, graduating from the R. H. S., class of 1899, the University of Wisconsin, class of 1903, Law School of Wisconsin, 1905, with a master's Degree. He has practiced law in Reedsburg since Sept. 1, 1905, and from 1907 to 1914, was City Attorney. From 1912 to 1924 he was Assessor of Incomes of Sauk County, and since 1909, he has been Proprietor of the Abstract Office. On the death of his father in July, 1925, he became President of the State Bank, which position he now fills. He has been President of the Sauk County Bankers Association, 1926-27-28.
On June 12, 1907, he was married to Miss Edna Bryden. This lady was born in Ironton, Sauk County, Wis., Feb. 2, 1883, her parents being David and Julia (Swallow) Bryden. Her father was born Oct. 16, 1831, in Achiltree, Ayreshire, Scotland. He came to America while still a young man, locating in the town of Ironton. On April 26, 1859, he was married to Julia Swallow. This lady was born at Putnam, N.Y., Nov. 10, 1838, and came to Reedsburg, in 1849, with her parents, Lucian B. and Malinda (Cutter) Swallow, and was eight generations removed from Mrs. Elizabeth Cutter, a widow, who immigrated from England in 1640, settling at Cambridge, Mass. To trace the Cutter genealogy this immigrant woman brought with her a son, Richard, who married Rebecca Rolfe, daughter of John Ro;fe of Cambridge. They had a son, Ephraim Cutter, who, born 1651 at Cambridge, Mass., as an officer in King Philips' war. On Feb. 11, 1678, Ephriam Cutter married Bertha Wood, and they had, among others, a son, Ephriam, Jr. He was born at Charlestown, Aug. 9, 1680, and was a glazier by trade. His wife, whom he married June 9, 1703, was Deborah STONE. Their son, Isaac, was born Oct. 19, 1719, and married Elizabeth ________. Their son, William Cutter, born Nov. 2, 1750, married Submit Joslin, Nov. 29, 1772, and died Feb. 2, 1776. He had several sons, one of whom, William, Jr., born April 30, 1775, in Dana Mars, married, May 5, 1799, Sarah Wright, who was born Nov. 2, 1778, and died March 15, 1806. He resided in Massachusetts until his fortieth year, when he removed to Fairhaven, Vt., where he died, May 22, 1842. His third daughter, Malinda, was born Sept. 30, 1804, and married Lucian Swallow of Castletown, Vt., in 1832. Julia Swallow Bryden, was Malinda Cutter Swallow's third wife. Upon their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Bryden located on a farm near Wheelerburg, where, for many years, they resided, and where his death occurred, July 13, 1902. Mrs. Bryden moved to Reedsburg, where she spent her last years. She was very active in the Old Settlers, and often took part on the programs.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Harry Stone, whose entire married life has been spent in Reedsburg, were the parents of four children: Thomas, born Feb. 23, 1909, a sophomore in the University of Wisconsin; David, born April 12, 1911, died Dec. 24, 1924; Portia, born March 9, 1917; and Rosemary, born Aug. 15, 1920.
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