1900 - 1965 (64 years)
||Thomas Archibald Stone [4, 5, 6, 7] |
||12 Dec 1900
||Chatham, Kent, Ontario, Canada [8, 9]
||Washington D.C. 
|Third Secretary of the Canadian Embassy |
|Second Secretary of the Canadian Embassy |
||7 Mar 1955 
|the world hockey match in Krefeld, Germany |
||Chatham, Kent County, Ontario, Canada
|C.C.I. High School |
||Paris, France 
|L'Cole des Science Polititiques. |
||University of Toronoto. |
||Assistant to Harry Wingate, President, International Nickel |
||Canadian Ambassador to Mexico and Sweeden  |
||Canadian Diplomat |
||26 Jul 1965
||Recloses, Departement de Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France, France 
||St. Matthew's Episcopal Churchyard, Bedford, NY 
||5 Jul 2021 |
||Spencer Stone, "Pen", b. 24 Jul 1869, Chatham, Ontario d. 11 Aug 1939, Water Crest Lane, Cedar Springs, Ontario, Canada (Age 70 years) |
||Flora Maud Campbell, b. 14 Jan 1872, Chatham, Ontario d. 9 Aug 1969, St. Catharines, Ontario (Age 97 years) |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||Ellen Cox Ewing, b. 30 Oct 1907, Yonkers, Westchester, New York, United States d. 18 Jun 1931, Yonkers, Westchester, New York, United States (Age 23 years) |
||4 Aug 1930
||Sorrento, Hancock, Maine 
| ||1. Ellen E. Stone, b. 17 Jun 1931, Yonkers, Westchester, New York, United States d. 17 Jun 1931, Yonkers, Westchester, New York, United States (Age 0 years)|
||Thomas Stone - Emily Cox Ewing wedding details|
Evening Star - Washington, District of Columbia
05 Aug 1930, Tue, Page 18. Stone-Ewing Wedding in Maine Yesterday of General Interest.
An international wedding of more than usual interest to official, diplomatic and old residential Washington took place yesterday at Sorrento, Me.. when Miss Ellen Cox Ewing, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ewing, became the bride of Mr. Thomas Archibald Stone, second secretary of the Canadian legation and son of Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Stone of Chatham. Ontario, Canada. Few weddings have had • lovelier setting, the ceremony taking , place in the picturesque little Church of the Redeemer, built 40 years ago by the bride's grandmother, Mrs. William F. Cochran. The arrangements for the wedding were charming in their simplicity and only relatives and a few close friends witnessed the ceremony. As the guests were assembling an organ recital was given by Miss. Hermoine Biggs.
The Bishop of Washington. Right Rev. James E. Freeman, a lifelong friend of the bride's family, who officiated at the marriages of the bride's sister, Mrs. Newbold Noyes, and four of her brothers, performed the ceremony.
The bride walked to the altar with her father who gave her in marriage. Her wedding gown was lovely, fashioned of ivory satin on graceful princess lines, the bodice designed with a bertha of rose-point lace and long, fitted sleeves. The long train was bordered with rose-point lace and orange blossoms, and her rose-point lace veil was arranged softly about her face. She carried a shower bouquet of white orchids and lilies of the valley. The lace used on the gown and the veil 1 were worn by the bride's mother and her sister. Mrs. Noyes, at their weddings. Newbold Noyes, jr., young nephew of the bride, was the train bearer.
The third secretary of the British embassy. Mr. Michael Wright, was the best man.
A wedding breakfast for the small company attending the ceremony, followed at Pine Pillow, the Summer home of the bride's parents. Sweet peas and gladioli were used at the house. Mrs. Ewing, the bride's mother, assisted in receiving guests, wearing a gown of peach-color lace with a hat to match. Later in the day Mr. Stone and his bride left aboard the Ortolan, the yacht of the bride's parents, on their wedding trip. They will be at home later at 1762 K street, this city. Mrs. Stone's going-away costume was a dark blue traveling suit with a hat to match.
Among those at the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Stone, parents, and Mr. Archibald Stone, brother of the bridegroom: Mr. and Mrs. Newbold Noyes. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ewing, jr.: Mr. and Mrs. William F. C. Ewing, Mr. Bayard Ewing. Mrs. Edward L. Ayers, all of New York; Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Ewing of Pleasantville, N. Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Giflord C. Ewing of New Haven. Conn : Mr. and Mrs. Percy H. Stewart of Plainfield. N. J.; Mr. and Mrs. William F. Cochran, Miss Gwendolyn G. Cochran, Miss Anne Cochran. Mr. William F. Cochran, jr.. all of Baltimore; Miss Mary Beall Ewing and Mr. Hampson Ewing, jr., of Yonkers, K. Y.
The bride is a granddaughter of the late Gen. Thomas Ewing of Civil War fame and a great-granddaughter of Thomas Ewing, one of the foremost lawyers of Ohio, who was Secretary of the Interior in President Taylor’s administration. and later Secretary of the Treasury during the administration of President William Henry Harrison. He was also Senator from Ohio for two terms. The bride's father was appointed commissioner of patents by President Wilson, and Mr. Ewing brought his family to Washington during that administration.
||Miss Ellen Cox Ewing - Wedding announcement|
A Summer Bride. Mrs. Thomas Archibald Stone, the former Miss Ellen Cox Ewing, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Thomas Ewing of New York and Washington, whose recent marriage to the second secretary of the Canadian legation here took place at the Summer home of her parents, Pine Pillow, Sorrento, Me.
||Engagement of Ellen Cox Ewing|
Evening Star (Washington, District of Columbia) 4 May 1930, Sun, Page 48 - Miss Ellen Cox Ewing. Daughter of Mr. Thomas Ewing, former commissioner of patents, and Mrs. Ewing who last week announced her engagement to Mr. Thomas Archibald Stone, son of Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Stone of Chatham, Ontario, Canada, second secretary of the Canadian legation in Washington. The wedding will take place at Sorrento, Me., during the Summer.
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||5 Jul 2021 |
||Alexandria Ewing, b. 8 Oct 1897, Yonkers, New York d. 26 Oct 1961, New York, New York (Age 64 years) |
||8 Dec 1934
||Paris, France 
|+||1. Ellen Alexandra Stone, b. 17 May 1936, New York, New York d. 17 Mar 2019, Sorrento, Hancock, Maine (Age 82 years)|
||Thomas and Alexandra Stone|
At their "tide operated generator" on Boone Hall Plantation, Charleston, SC
||Boone Hall Plantation|
Once the home of Thomas Archibald Stone and his wife Alexandra.
||Wedding of Alexandra Ewing Noyes and Thos A. Stone|
"Wed in Paris" - The Windsor Star
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
08 Dec 1934, Sat • Page 3
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||5 Jul 2021 |
||Emily Fairfax Coolidge, b. 13 Oct 1907, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA d. 5 Jun 1991, Manhattan, New York, NY (Age 83 years) |
||17 Nov 1962 
||Stone - Woodruff marriage|
The Gazette, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 22 Nov 1962, Thu • Page 19
Stone-Woodruff The marriage of Mrs. Emily Coolidge Woodruff, of New York and Bedford Village, N.Y., widow of the late Harry A. Woodruff, of New York, and daughter of Mrs. Sherman Miles, of Beverly, Mass., and of the late Harold Jefferson Coolidge, to Mr. Thomas A. Stone, of New York and Mount Pleasant, S.C., took place on Saturday, at twelve o'clock noon, in St. Matthew's Church, Bedford Village, N.Y., the Rev. John Harper officiating, assisted by Rev. Ter-rence Finlay, of N.Y. : The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr. Harold Jefferson Coolidge, of Washington, D.C., was attended by her daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Kunhardt, of Hamilton, Mass., as matron of honor. Mr. Newbold Noyes, Jr., acted as best man for his step-father. Mr. Stone was for many years in the Canadian Department of External Affairs and held posts in Washington, Ottawa, London, Paris, and Stockholm. His last post was ' Canadian Ambassador to The Netherlands at The Hague until 1959.
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||18 Jul 2017 |
- J. Spencer Howell notes:
Was the Canadian ambassador to exiled governments including France, Belgium and Holland during World War II
After WWII he was the Canadian ambassador to Sweden, then Holland.
His first wife Ellen Cox Ewing died within a year of their marriage, and so unfortunately did their newborn baby daughter.
His second wife was Alexandra "Alex" Ewing who was his first wife Ellen's older sister. At the time of their marriage Alex was recently widowed with her 3 children Newbold Noyes, Tommy Noyes, and Archibald Noyes.
In 1936 Thomas and his wife Alexandra purchased and restored "Boone Hall", which was originally part of a cotton plantation covering more than 1700 acres. The original house was built in the early 1700's, by Major John Boone and is located just north of Charleston, SC on Rt. 17. The lane leading up to Boone Hall, with its magnificent Live Oak trees planted in 1743, was the model for the grounds of "Tara" from the classic movie "Gone With The Wind" (but Tara itself was not Boone Hall.) The home was also the setting for the "North and South" television miniseries.
He was a great piano player and could play nearly any tune by ear. He was a great speaker a loved to entertain. A very large addition was put onto his house in Sorrento, ME for the purpose of entertaining large groups.
A portrait of him seated with his hands folded was taken by photographer Yousuf Karsh of Ottawa. (Karsh's portraits, some of which include Sir Winston Churchill (1941), Fidel Castro, Ingrid Bergman, Ernest Hemingway, John F. Kennedy, and Albert Einstein, rank among the world's most celebrated black and white photographs.)
Thomas Stone Howell b. 1 Nov 1965 was named after this Thomas.
The following from Ellen Stone:
As a young diplomat he spent time with Winston Churchill as they coincidentally were on the same ship going from New York to London.
Churchill, it is said, was reviewing the passenger list looking for a suitable backgammon player and sent an aide to summon Thomas Stone as his pick (knowing no doubt that Thomas was a Canadian diplomat.) They apparently made a daily ritual out of playing and by the time the ship docked in London, Churchill had lost nearly 50 pounds to Thomas which he paid him. Months later, Thomas sent a letter to Churchill asking him to autograph a photo for him, and wondering if he remembered their crossing trip. So many months went by before a response was received that Thomas was certain he would get none. Finally, the signed photo arrived, along with a personal note from Churchill good naturedly saying there was no possible way he could forget that young Canadian who won 50 pounds from him. (I wonder if they knew that they were 6th cousins 2x removed!)
After retiring from his dipolmatic role, worked for International Nickel Corp in international relations as a quasi "secretary of state", reporting to Harry Wingate, President.
In France, he lived in a beautiful 14th century farmhouse made of stone that belonged to his wife Emily.
He is buried in Recloses France which is about 30 miles outside of Paris.
Charles Levi notes:
Spencer Stone and his son Thomas Archibald Stone both served on the University College Literary Society at the University of Toronto, and hence are in my database. [4, 15, 16]
"Thomas Stone, Canadian Ambassador to The Netherlands, fainted after watching the game and was taken away from the arena in a stretcher. (Reuters said a doctor was understood to have diagnosed Stone's collapse as caused by a heart attack."
- [S2] John S. Howell, Jr., JSH Feb 13 2003 gedcom.
- [S468] W. Darcy McKeough, Darcy McKeough.
- [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org).
- [S192] John Spencer Howell, Jr., J Spencer Howell - Interviews with JSHJr., (Personal interviews with Dad.).
- [S656] Edward Wesley (Ted) Lollis II, Ted Lollis, (9218 George Williams Road, Knoxville, TN 37922, USA Voice-mail: 865-690-8742 E-mail: GeoVis@erols.com).
- [S468] W. Darcy McKeough, Darcy McKeough, Chart pages included with letter to John S. Howell, Jr. dated 25 Feb, 2003.
- [S1125] Emily Campbell Price, Emily Campbell Price, (Manuscript. 71 pp. Extensive research. Includes maps and transcripts of letters describing family relationships. 10 original copies produced and circulated by the author in 1970. PDF copy available at jhowell.com.), p.20 "Tom Stone" also says "M.D." - which is not correct.
- [S679] Compiled by Hewitt, Doneen, 1901 Canadian Census, Chatham, Kent Co., ([database online] Orem, UT: Ancestry, Inc., 2000).
Place: Chatham City
Given Name: Thomas A.
Rel to Head: Son
Birthdate: Dec 12
- [S1637] Ontario Canada Births 1869-1913, (Ancestry.com. Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010.), "Ontario Births, 1869-1912," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939J-6C3Q-W?cc=1784212&wc=QZ3B-G93%3A1584203503%2C1584233401%2C1584234601 : 15 January 2016), Births > 1903 > no 10763-22502 > image 1114 of 1351; cit.
- [S1044] Ottawa Journal, 7 Mar, 1955 - "Vs Regain World Hockey Title for Canada", by Arch MacKenzie.
- [S1656] Findagrave.com, Burial: Saint Matthew's Episcopal Churchyard Bedford Westchester County New York, USA Plot: N-6.
- [S1555] Ewing Family History, (sandcastles.net), Marriage 4 Aug 1930 - reported 5 Aug 1930 p.18.
- [S1289] St. Thomas Times Journal, (St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada), 10 Dec 1934 - Married - Thomas A. Stone, son of Spencer Stone to Mrs Alexandra Ewing Noyes, daughter of Thomas Ewing.
- [S1713] Ott and Related Families, https://www.ourfamtree.org/browse.php?fid=381187.
- [S777] Ellen Stone Devine, Ellen Stone Devine, July 2003 visit at her home in ME.
- [S1820] Chatham Daily News, https://www.chathamdailynews.ca/news/local-news/strong-local-connection-to-charlestons-boone-hall.