Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history
of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western
Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
HORACE L. STONE is one of the
early settlers in the Methow and owns a good estate near Silver.
He came here in 1887 and located while the country was very new.
He selected a farm at first but later sold that and has bought and sold
several pieces of land during his residence here. Some of the time
he was engaged in renting land and during the entire sixteen years here
he has ever shown himself a true pioneer and his wisdom and energy have
been well rewarded in securing various good holdings. His present
farm is about half alfalfa land and is improved with comfortable buildings
and an orchard. Mr. Stone has recently rented his land here for the
purpose of going to Wallowa county, Oregon, where he is heavily interested
in land and stock. Mr. Stone will spend some time in the Wallowa
country but retains his home here in the Methow valley and is identified
with the section.
Horace L. Stone was born in Parker county,
Texas, on September 15, 1867, the son of Napoleon and Mary (Conley) Stone.
The mother is deceased but the father is still living. The first
sixteen years of our subject's life were spent in his native place and
there he secured his education from the common schools. Then came
a journey with his parents to the Kittitas valley where two years were
spent, whence, as stated above, in 1887, Mr. Stone came to his present
The marriage of Mr. Stone and Miss Leola Davis
occurred at Winthrop. Mrs. Stone's parents, Jewitt and Mary Ann Davis,
reside in the Wallowa country. To Mr. and Mrs. Stone three children
have been born, Jasper, Mary, and Perry.