|Miami County Sentinel, 10 December 1913|
Rev. James Stone Dead|
Rev. James Stoner, a Universalist minister, died at his home at Eaton, Ohio, Sunday evening at 8:15 o’clock.
Rev. Stoner was a nitive of Miami county, having been bor on a farm in Richland township, and was the son
of the late Rudolph Stoner, a pioneer resident of that township. Watson Stoner, residing on the home farm,
is a brother and the only surviving member of the family. One brother, Frank, went wet about thirty years
ago and about eight years ago, mysteriously disaappeared and has never been heard from since. Rev. Stoner’s
death is supposed to have been partially due to a bad fall he had about three weeks ago. A widow and two
daughters survive. The youngest daughter is the wife of Harry B. Casper, son of County Commisioner Jacob
Casper and wife of Peru. The burial of Re. Stoner will take place at New Paris, Ohio. Rev. Stoner was at one
time pastor of the Salem Universalist church in Washington townhip.