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Rev. Alfred Russell Stone

Rev. Alfred Russell Stone[1]

Male 1895 - 1954  (59 years)

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  • Name Alfred Russell Stone  [2, 3
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 21 Feb 1895  [4
    Gender Male 
    FamilySearch ID LTN7-PNN 
    Relationship Laurence Stone (b. ~1735) Descendants & Spouses 
    Died 26 Sep 1954  Hokkaido, Japan Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Tokyo, Japan Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I3858  Main
    Last Modified 18 Jul 2017 

    Father John Frankin Stone,   b. 1868,   d. Dec 1956  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Alicia Kate Whiting,   b. 1870,   d. Dec 1938  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 7 Dec 1898  St. Thomas, Elgin, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Family ID F772  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jean Gillespie,   b. 1900,   bur. Gosnell Cemetery, Orford, Kent, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 16 Sep 1931  [6
     1. D. Stone
     2. R. Stone
    Last Modified 4 Jun 2009 
    Family ID F1522  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Sep 1954 - Hokkaido, Japan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Tokyo, Japan Link to Google Earth
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    Alfred Russell Stone
    Alfred Russell Stone

  • Notes 
    • John Lee notes:

      "Alfred Russell Stone was born in and attended elementary school in Highgate"

      "He attended semenary school and wrote two theses over his years of education, one on the migration of people from rural regions and one on missionary activity in Japan."

      "My sister, Georgina, just returned from Japan where she was visiting her son and daughter-in-law.  While she was there she visited a memorial dedicated to missionary Alfred Russell Stone, born 1902 died 1952."

      "He was issued an Order of the Rising Sun by the nation of Japan for his contribution to rural life in Japan.  He drowned in a ferry accident in 1952."

      From the Ridgetown District High School Hall of Excellence Web site:

      "Some are noteworthy for what they gain, others for what they give.  In 1926 missionary Alfred Stone went to Japan where his education in political economics greatly improved the financial stability of many rural Japanese.  Home, during the war, Stone returned to Japan in 1946.  In 1954 the ship on which he was a passenger sank.  Stone was among 1,155 lost.  The Japanese press said Stone gave his own lifejacket to a university student who had none.  Japan posthumously granted this Highgate native the Order of the Rising Sun for his outstanding contributions to relations with Japan."

      Notes from The 100 Greatest Disasters of All Time by Stephen J. Spignesi: "1,155 dead" "ranks as one of the worst ship disasters of all time" [3, 7]

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  • Sources 
    1. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (

    2. [S468] Darcy McKeough, W. Darcy McKeough, 20 Nov 2003 Letter to JSHJr & Charts (Reliability: 0).

    3. [S1539] John Lee, (, email to JSH 12 Apr 2009 (Reliability: 0).

    4. [S468] Darcy McKeough, W. Darcy McKeough, Chart enclosed with 24 Sep 2004 letter to JSHJr. (Reliability: 0).

    5. [S1711] Ontario Marriages, 1869 - 1927.

    6. [S1289] St. Thomas Times Journal, (St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada), 16 Sept. 1931 c5  Married -   "Rev Alfred Russell Stone, son of J. Frank Stone to Jean Gillespie, daughter of Charles Gillespie." (Reliability: 0).

    7. [S1540] Ridgetown District High School, (, (Reliability: 0).