Notable Kansas Citians from the Past

Vintage Kansas - A Celebration of Kansas City Past!

"Men Who Are Making Kansas City"

Men Who Made Kansas City

Web adaptation of the book "Men Who Are Making Kansas City"
1902 George Creel & John Slavens

As We See 'Em ~ Caricatures of Prominent Kansas Cityans

Selected Writings of and Articles about Arthur Edward Stilwell

The History of Fairmount Park

Robert S. Stone

Robert S. Stone was born in Independence, Missouri, August 12, 1857.  His father was the village blacksmith, and the young Stone's boyhood was passed going to school and assisting at odd hours in the heavy duties of the shop.  When, at the age of fourteen, his father's health failed and he was forced to cease work, the maintenance of the family fell on the boy's young shoulders.  They moved out on a farm and for ten years they lived there, moving back to Independence in 1881.

     Mr. Stone started a grocery store, which he ran for some time, finally giving it up in order to accept the tender of a deputyship from Sheriff W. S. Sitlington.  He remained in the office for some years, having received a reappointment by the succeeding Sheriff, John P. O'Neill.

     In 1896 he was placed in nomination and elected to the office of Sheriff by the Democratic party, and led his ticket.  Two years later he was again nominated and elected, his majority being added to.  After leaving the office in 1900 he engaged in the real estate business for two years, and was nominated and elected County Collector in 1902. 

Mr. Stone is affiliated with the Knight Templar, the Elks, the Modern Woodmen, the A. O. U. W., the Knights of Pythias, and holds membership with the Scottish Rite Masons and the Shriners.

     He married Miss Mary Cooper, of Lee's Summit, Mo., June 11, 1879.
Previous Profile All Profiles Next Profile

Whatever became of Robert S. Stone?

Get the Book
Vintage Kansas City Stories ~ Early 20th Century Americana as Immortalized in The Kansas City Journal
Kansas City Stories


Vintage Kansas ~ Time Travel Kansas City Style
Vintage Kansas City Stories: Early 20th Century Americana as Immortalized in the Kansas City Journal

Kansas City

More Kansas City Books
Stereoscope Theatre.
Visit the Vintage Kansas City Marketplace Visit the Vintage Kansas City Marketplace Own a Piece of Old Kansas City
Vintage Antique Classics ~ Celebrate the Past

Contact: timetravel at vintagekansascity dot com

In association with
KC Web ~ The Ultimate Kansas City Internet Directory