who, with his twin brother Arthur, is running the Stone
farm in Shiloh Precinct, is the son of Benjamin Porter and Mary
Elizabeth (Banks) Stone. His father was born in Union County December
11, 1829. He was a prosperous farmer and owned some 500 acres of good
land. In Union County January 20, 1853, he married, and August 24, 1874,
died. Mr. Stone had been a member of the Christian Church for many
Subject's mother was born in this county April 18, 1837,
and is the mother of two pairs of twins, all living and fine specimens
of manhood. Our subject and his brother are the oldest pair. The
children in all are as follows: Isaac married Kate Henry, and had
two children; Douglas married Maggie Teer, and has one child; Arthur and
Walter, twins; Luke and Lee, also twins; Ruth Natty (dead), and Dorothy.
Subject's paternal grandparents were Stephen and Dorothy (Sullivan)
Stone, born in Virginia. His maternal grandparents were John and Sallie
(Wheeler) Banks, born in South Carolina in 1812. The former died in
Webster County May 30, 1874.
Walter J, our subject, was born at the old home place in
this county January 15, 1865, and has received some two years' training
in the Shiloh schools. In politics he is a sound Democrat. The nice neat
frame on the farm of 452 acres was built in 1878, and is tasteful and
neat, having six rooms, a hall and porch. Their out buildings are good
and and well arranged. For a family so large they are a remarkable
lot of boys and girls, all quiet, peaceable and temperate, and highly
respected in their community.