Arthur C. Stone

Arthur C. Stone


Second Death From Mushroom Poisoning at Spring Bank

Mr. A. C. Stone, 63, who had been very ill from the effects of eating poisonous mushrooms August 22, died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Schmidt at Spring Bank, Wednesday morning, September 3, at 4:30 o’clock.

Mr. Stone seemed to be improving several days before his death.  Complications set in however, caused from the poison and death resulted.

Mr. Stone conducted a photographic studio here for many years and was considered an artist in his profession.  About four years ago he sold out to A. C. Wright and Mr. and Mrs. Stone left Tomah for Edgerton, where they have since been conducting a studio.  About three weeks ago they came to Spring Bank for their summer vacation.

Mr. Stone was born near Black River Falls, Sept. 22, 1856, his family soon returning to Augusta, Maine, where his boyhood days were spent, coming west again when 18 years old, and settling at Lake City, Minn. in 1874.  On April 25, 1882, he was married to Jennie Kearney at Minneapolis, and to them was born one daughter, now Mrs. Theo. Schmidt.

The family came to Tomah in 1897, succeeding F. W. Brace in the photographic business.

Mr. Stone was an artist of rare ability, a thorough sportsman and delighted in the study of nature.

The remains will be taken to Minneapolis today, from Tunnel City, and the funeral services will be conducted there Saturday.

He leaves to mourn his sudden death, his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Theodore Schmidt of this city; his father 92 and one sister, Mrs. James A. Gold, at Big Stone, Minn.; F. L. Stone, a brother, Marietta, Minn. and a brother, Fred Stone, who is living in Dakota.

Tomah Monitor
September 5, 1919
Page 1


Born:  September 22, 1856 in Black River Falls, Wisconsin

Died:  September 3, 1919, in Tomah, Wisconsin

Spouse:  Jennie Kearney

Children:  Viola


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