Thomas J. Stone, founder and cashier of the First National bank of Sioux City, was born in Niagara County, N.Y., in 1825; lived for several years on a farm near Mt. Vernon, Ohio., and removed to Marion, Iowa, in 1851. He came to this city in 1855, and engaged in banking and land business. He founded the First National bank in 1871, and is the largest stockholder in the bank; was elected county treasurer in 1871, and held the office until 1878. Mr. Stone’s son, E.H., is a graduate of Yale College, and at present assistant cashier in the bank. He also has a daughter, Alice E.