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Biography of Joseph E. Stone

Joseph E. Stone. A resident of Montgomery County since 1870, Joseph E. Stone has long been one of the leading farmers and stockraisers of this part of the state, and since 1907 has been president of the Home National Bank of Caney, one of the most reliable and substantial financial institutions of the county. It is difficult to conceive of a more solid combination for the attainment of financial security than a bank founded upon the prosperity and landed values of such a rich agricultural country as Montgomery County. Mr. Stone is one of the largest stockholders in the bank and his status as a farmer and a citizen is typical of the material upon which it rests and which has made the institution of which he is the head illustrative of the best type of bank in a farming community–something founded upon a rock, which the speculations and the panies of the metropolis cannot affect. Joseph E. Stone was born in Waldo County, Maine, July 26, 1842, and inherits the sterling New England qualities of character, as well as sturdy traits which come from Scotch-Irish progenitors. His paternal grandfather was Jonathan Stone, who was born in Massachusetts in 1771, and died in Waldo County, Maine, in 1856. He followed the sea for many years in his early life, but in later years settled down to farming in Maine and was so engaged at the time of his death. Jonathan Stone, father of Joseph E., was born in Maine and was reared to the life of an agriculturist, a vocation which he followed throughout his long and useful career....

Biography of Daniel Lester Mowrey

Daniel Lester Mowrey of Wayside is a man of extensive experience in the oil districts of the Southwest, and is manager of oil production in this part of Kansas. His ancestors came originally from Germany and settled in Pennsylvania. The family as a whole has furnished its male members chiefly to the mechanical trades and professions, and the family record is a very worthy one. Mr. Mowrey was born at Emerickville, Pennsylvania, January 20, 1885, and having only recently passed his thirtieth birthday has the promise of many years of usefulness before him. His father, W. H. Mowrey, was born in Pennsylvania in 1844, and died at Emerickville in 1907. His active career was spent as a farmer and stock raiser. As a democrat he was entrusted with a number of township offices, and was also a liberal supporter of the Methodist Episcopal Church. W. H. Mowrey married Catherine Ishman, who was born in Pennsylvania in 1859 and died at Emerickville in 1904. Daniel L. Mowrey of Wayside is their oldest child. The others are: Theodore, a machinist at Sharon, Pennsylvania; Clyde, also a machinist at Sharon; Amor, a steel worker at Sharon; Alvin, who assists his brother Daniel at Wayside; Raymond, still in school at Spartansburg, Pennsylvania. W. H. Mowrey’s first wife was a Miss Hunsinger. Her children were: Charles, who is machinist in a paper mill at Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania; Hermann, a farmer at Emerickville; Michael, a farmer at Maysville, Pennsylvania; George, an engineer at Reynoldsville, Pennsylvania; and Mary, wife of Charles McMillan, who is connected with a tannery at Reynoldsville. Daniel L. Mowrey received his early education...

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