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Washita County, Oklahoma

Herald-Sentinel was published at Cloud Chief.
Wood was one of the community columns in the newspaper.

Jan 19, 1900
Page 1

Col. John F. STONE was shot and killed by Jim WALCHER four miles southwest of Columbia in Kingfisher Co., last Thursday at 2 p.m. on WALCHER'S farm. ...

Col. STONE came to Guthrie, Okla. from Indiana in April 1889. He was a graduate of the Indiana State University at Bloomington. Under the provisional he was a city magistrate. He held that position of United States assistant attorney for Oklahoma during Harrison's administration and made a splendid record. In July 1898, he was commissioned major of the Oklahoma battalion. Upon returning from duty during the Spanish war he was made colonel of the Oklahoma National Guard regiment.

The deceased was 42 years old and leaves a wife and a son aged 6 years. Col. or John Stone as he was better known was well known in Washita county, he having practiced in each term of our court for the past six years. He was a good hearted energetic, intelligent man, and all who knew him will regret his untimely end.



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