"History of Lincoln, Oneida, and Vilas Counties Wisconsin"

Compiled by George O.Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others. Printed in 1924 by H.C.Cooper. Jr. & Co., Minneapoli-Winona MN. ill. 787 pages. The first two hundred pages are history of the three counties, the remainder of the book is biographies.


Stone, Benjamin D. of Tripoli, local business manager of the Bissell Lumber Co.'s plant, was born at Wausau, Wis., Dec. 1, 1888. His parents were Fowler P. and Margaret S. (STEWART) STONE, the father born in New York State Aug. 21, 1850, and the mother in Philadelphia, Penn., in September, 1865. The former came west in 1864 to Clinton, Iowa, where he was employed by the Curtis-Yale Co., manufacturers. In course of time he located in Wausau, Wis., where was organized the firm of Mortenson & Stone Lumber Co. It was in that city that he was married in 1886 to Margaret S. STEWART. In 1913 he retired from active work and is still living in Wausau, as also is Mrs. STONE. Benjamin D. STONE after attending grade and high school in Wausau, spent some time as a student at Lawrenceville Academy at Lawrenceville, N. J., and later took the Letters and Science course in the University of Wisconsin. He then entered the employ of the Virginia & Rainy Lake Lumber Co., of Virginia, Minn., with whom he remained six years, afterward working for the Mortenson-Stone Lumber Co. of Wausau, and from the latter he went to the Yawkey-Bissell Lumber Co., at White Lake, Wis. When the Bissell Lumber Company came to Tripoli in the summer of 1918, he came with them as manager of that plant here, in which position he has since remained, having a competent knowledge of the business and skill and tact in the handling of men. He is a stockholder in the Bissell Company and in the Tripoli State Bank, of which latter he is president. He is a Knight Templar Mason belonging to the Blue Lodge at Virginia, Minn., the Chater, R. A. M., at Rhinelander and the Commandery at Wausau. Mr. STONE was married Sept. 21, 1913, to Margaret B. BISSELL of Wausau, Wis., and he and his wife began domestic life together in Virginia, Minn. They are the parents of three children, Kathereine B., Benjamin D., Jr., and Barbara Joan. Mr. STONE was reared a Presbyterian, but as there is no church of that denomination in Tripoli, he and his family worship with the Congregationalists, who hold services in the community church. In politics he is a Republican.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 719-720, History of Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas Counties Wisconsin; Compiled by George O. Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others 1924, H. C. Cooper, Jr. & Co

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