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  • Born 14 June 1875 (Monday) - Mammoth, IL.
  • Deceased 13 January 1948 (Tuesday) - Tucson, AZ.,aged 72 years old
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On the side of Sarah Patterson 1843-1898
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Individual Note

William was a WW1 veteran. He enlisted in the US Army in Riverton, IL on Sept 12, 1918. On his draft card it stated his date of birth June 14,1875 and place of residence as RD #1; Riverton IL. His wife's name Olivia Stone, he was of medium height and weight and had brown hair and brown eyes.

William and his children went to Melody Farms owned by Peter Willi of St. Louis and located in Chesterfield Mo. the came in truck and the children was very dirty. He was a transit. Olivia worked at Jefferson Barracks as housekeeper and came to visit them on the farm. When Frank Stone was 13 months old and Christina's son Louis was 15 months old, William left the farm presumedly to look for work. He went to IL. and lived with his oldest daughter by Sarah Isabella Blackstone.

It is said that he was a heavy drinker and a stern father.

Olivia Cords was his second wife. His first wife was Maggie Blackstone and they had four children together. She died and William took the two youngest to an orphanage and gave them one thousand dollars for each child and told them not to adopt them out. They was raised in foster homes in IL. William and Maggie met in Illinois and they traveled around because of her health.


FOUND 1880 MA COMB, Mc DONOUGH, IL. CENSUS

name age birthplace occupation father birthplace mothers birthplace
STONE William Head 37 England miner England England
Sarah A. Wife 39 England home England England
Jane daughter 12 England scholar England England
John C. son 8 IL. scholar England England
William son 5 IL. England England
Lennox, Mary Ann stepdaughter 16 England England England
Lennox Isabel stepdaughter 19 England England England
Hogan,William cousin 22 England miner England England

Source: Kathryn Essen
William was a soldier at Jefferson Barracks.

Ben Watts, fellow researcher had William's parents as William and Sarah Stone.

William S.Stone was a soldier.
1917 lived in Spaulding, Illinois.

When William was 12 he went back to England to visit. As a small child he worked in the clay pits where they made bricks. His father had a girl picked out for him to marry. William married Maggie Bloodstone a Cherokee Indian. They lived in a covered wagon. After she died he left their children in a orphanage and left $1000 to take care of them. He must have joined the army then as he was working at Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis when he met and married his second wife Olivia L. Cords.

When William left Melody Farms Dairy, where his family was living and working, he took with him two strings of beads, one white & white and the other Blue & white. Believe these belonged to Maggie and may have been Indian beads.

William died in the Veterans Hospital in Tucson AZ. on Jan 13,1948 of heart failure. He may have married again (not legally) as his wife's name was listed as Neatie Ann Stone.

William was confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Pevely Mo. on June 27,1927.

1900 Nebraska Census for Gage County
William and Maggie found living in Clatonia, Dist. 48 and Maggie's birth was listed as Aug. 1871 and she was 28 yrs. old.

Source: Meet The Blackstone's Family Page

We next find Maggie on the 1900 census for Clatonia (District 48), Gage County, Nebraska. She is married to William Stone. Her birth date is August 1871 and she is 28 years old. It also states that she was born in Indian Territory and that her parent’s places of birth are not known. She has been married for three years and has one child-Sarah B. born March 1898 in Missouri. She is married to William Stone who was born June 1875 in Illinois. It states that William is a plumber and that they live in a house that they own free of debt.
Where were Maggie and William married? How did they meet? In the 1900 census for Macomb, McDonough County, Illinois William’s father and his brother are listed. Maggie’s sister Anna and her husband are also on the census for Macomb. My guess is that Maggie was visiting Anna and met William in Macomb. But that is only a guess. It is interesting to note that Maggie was about 25 when she married William Stone which seems old for that period of time. Where was she living from the time she was found in the 1880 census until she married William? Note that Frank Lamar died about 6 months before Sarah was born. Could Maggie have lived with Frank and his family until she married?
The next reference we have for Maggie is her obituary dated March 10, 1908 in the Macomb Daily Journal on page eight.
Mrs. William Stone died in her home in Riverton, Illinois, March 6. The body was brought here this morning and taken to the Hainline undertaking parlor where the funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 8 o’clock. The interment in Oakwood Cemetery. Her age was 37.
Maggie Blackstone was born at Fort Smith, Ark. in 1870. She was married to William Stone in 1896, to which union four children were born., Sarah Bell, age 10, Fred, age 5, Ermine, age 3, and a baby five weeks old She is survived by one brother, Benjamin Blackstone of Old Mexico; two sisters, Mrs. Jacobs whose residence in unknown, and Mrs. John Frowein of this city.
Mr. and Mrs. John Frowein although they have a family of ten children of their own, will take the four orphan children in their care.
Anna and John had seven children, not ten. Anna and John did not take the children in, they went to an orphanage where they were eventually placed into other homes. The youngest child was Opal Pearl (or Pearl Opal).
From the Oakwood cemetery records: Maggie B. Stone is buried in Block 5, lot 11. Died March 6, 1908. Buried March 11, 1908. Born Arkansas. Died at age 37. Last residence Riverton, Illinois.
It must be remembered that, the information given in an obituary (and a census report) is only as accurate
the knowledge of the person giving the information. We know that Maggie herself did not give it. We don’t know who gave the information in the 1880 census or the 1900 census. In 1900 William could have given the information.
I find a few things curious in the above information. One is that Maggie was buried in Macomb. Moving a body from the place of death surely was very expensive then as it is now. Several of us have tried to find a death certificate for Maggie. It was either not recorded or never filed. Record keeping was not mandatory then as it is now. Anna, Maggie and Ben kept in touch with each other even thought they were separated from each other from 1880 on. I have never been able to find the youngest child Kate after the 1880 census, though from Maggie’s obituary it would appear that she had lived long enough to marry and that they knew her married name was Jacobs.
Before I move on to discuss Maggie’s children I want to finish this portion with some notes I have on items of interest.
First, William Stone. He was born in Monmouth, Warren County, Illinois June 14, 1875. His parents were William and Sarah Stone. They are buried near Maggie in Oakwood Cemetery. In the 1910 census William is living at Jefferson Barracks (St. Louis, MO) and is listed as a soldier. He married Olivia Louise Cords on January 7, 1914. In the 1920 census William and Olivia are living in Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois. William is listed as a coal miner. In the 1930 census they are back in St. Louis and William is now listed as a laborer at a quarry. Apparently he left Olivia some time before 1941 when she attempted to find him and was told by an insurance agent that he did not want to be found. We are unsure about his death date or place of death. When the 1940 census comes out (in 2015) we might be able to learn more.
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Second, John Charles Stone. He was William’s brother and born in August of 1871 in Illinois. In the 1900 census he is married and living in Macomb, McDonough County, Illinois with his wife and four children and a servant. In the 1910 census he is living with John and Anna Frowein and is listed as a widower. His wife was Gertie Sadler and she apparently died sometime between the 1900 census and the 1910 census. There are many John Stone’s out there though I believe he is the one listed in Rock Island Illinois in the 1920 and 1930 census as a widower.
Third, Clatonia, Nebraska. Clatonia is located in the northwestern corner of Gage County. It was founded in the spring of 1892 so it was a relatively new town when Maggie and William lived there. I have included a bit of history for Clatonia and a map of the area. The Otoe-Missouri Reservation was at one time in the south eastern corner of Gage County and moved to Indian Territory (now Oklahoma) though much further west of the Cherokee reservation where Maggie would have been in 1880. So I doubt there is a connection. Additionally I have included a map of Oklahoma that shows the reservations at that time as well as a copy of the 1880 and 1900 census reports.
Fourth, records. A record of Maggie’s birth (in Arkansas) has not been located and neither has a marriage record (in Illinois or Missouri). Her death record, as noted above, was not recorded. These types of records were not required by law at the time they occurred. The 1890 census for the United States burned in a fire in Washington, D.C. Maggie was not found in the 1890 intruder’s census. A search for a “Maggie” who is married and white could be conducted for the 1890 Cherokee census (which did survive) but there would be little proof to support any Maggie found would be ours. Deeds in Gage County, Nebraska are filed by land description not by grantor or grantee. Without an exact address it would be impossible to find a deed for any land William and Maggie owned.
Maggie’s Kids
Maggie’s obituary states that she had four children: Sarah Bell, Fred, Ermine, and a baby. After Maggie’s death the children were taken to an orphanage. William gave the orphanage money and told them not to adopt the kids out but when he went back they were gone. It is thought that he may have continued to keep in contact with the two oldest children.
The oldest child was Sarah Bell. She was born March 17, 1898 (per her obituary) in Missouri. Her middle name may have been Isabelle. She is first found in the 1900 census in Nebraska with her parents. In the 1910 census for Irish Grove, Menard County, Illinois there is a Sarah B. Stone listed as an adopted child living with Petiman and Melvina Knoles. They were an older, childless couple. Menard County is just to the north of Sangamon County (see map). In the 1920 census she is in Greenville, Menard County, Illinois and married to Olof Johnson. She married on June 8, 1919 (License #9078, Book C, Page 51). Her name on the census is “Sadie.” Again in the 1930 census she is in Greenville and still listed as “Sadie.” All of the census reports list her birthplace as Missouri except the 1930 which states she was born in Illinois. Sarah and Olaf had two children: Mary Margaret, born about 1922 and Charles E. born about 1926. Sarah (Sadie) died on July 5 1973 and Olof died in April of 1980.
In September of this year (2006) I contacted a researcher in Menard County (Jeanne Weaver). She was able to find Sarah’s marriage and death certificate. I have not yet obtained those records but she did send her obituary via an e-mail attachment. It reads as follows:
Sadie Johnson dead at 75. Greenview-Funeral services for were held at 2 pm Saturday, July 7 at the Greenview Christian Church for Mrs. Sadie Johnson, who passed away at 3 am, Thursday July 5. Rev R. E. Florence officiated.
Mrs. Johnson, 75, was born March 17, 1898, the daughter of William and Margaret Stone in Macomb. She was married June 8, 1919 to Olof Johnson in Greenview.
Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Mary Margaret Becker of Greenview, a son, Rev Charles Edw. Johnson of Rockford; one brother, Ernest Garber of Bayonne, New Jersey; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by one brother.
She was a member of the Greenview Christian Church, where she served as a deaconess
The knowledge of the person giving the information. We know that Maggie herself did not give it. We don’t know who gave the information in the 1880 census or the 1900 census. In 1900 William could have given the information.
I find a few things curious in the above information. One is that Maggie was buried in Macomb. Moving a body from the place of death surely was very expensive then as it is now. Several of us have tried to find a death certificate for Maggie. It was either not recorded or never filed. Record keeping was not mandatory then as it is now. Anna, Maggie and Ben kept in touch with each other even thought they were separated from each other from 1880 on. I have never been able to find the youngest child Kate after the 1880 census, though from Maggie’s obituary it would appear that she had lived long enough to marry and that they knew her married name was Jacobs.
Before I move on to discuss Maggie’s children I want to finish this portion with some notes I have on items of interest.


Record of Funeral, Bring Funeral Home, Tucson, AZ.
This record shows the name William Stone born on June 11,1875 in Monmouth, Ill. of the parents of William Stone of England and Sarah Patterson of England. He was 72 yrs. of age when he died. and the residence listed was Washington MO. He was married to a Mrs. Neatie Ann Stone , but separated. The cause of death was heart failure and other cause for the heart failure. His body was shipped as baggage to El Paso, Texas and buried in the National Veterans Cemetery there.

Nationality: English

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