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Omaha World Herald: Omaha, Nebraska: Wednesday, May 24, 1905

E. L. Stone Dies Suddenly:
Retired Merchant is Called

Emerson L. Stone, one of the oldest residents and business men of Omaha, died suddenly this morning at his home, 3254 Farnum street, from heart failure.

Mr. Stone had always enjoyed the best of health, being apparently well almost to the hour of his death.  He was downtown Tuesday until late in the evening.  He retired at his usual hour, and was stricken at 12:45 a. m. Medical aid was summoned, but he passed away hours later.

Mr. Stone was born in New York in 1837.  He left New York when a boy, going with his parents to Rockford, Ill.. He moved from there to Sioux City, Iowa in 1857, and to Omaha in 1866, remaining here ever since.  Shortly after coming to Omaha he entered the firm of Dewey & Trimble, furniture dealers, the firm name then becoming Dewey, Trimble & Co.  Later he bought Mr. Trimble's interests and the firm became Dewey & Stone.

He was the active man of the firm for some years before the death of Mr. Dewey and has laterly been practically owner of the company.  In February of this year Mr. Stone sold out his retail stock and retired from business on Farnum and Harney streets.

Mr. Stone was a man of strict integrity and exemplary life.  He was a director in the Board of Trade and was valued by his associates because of his good business judgment.  He was a member of the Masons.  In the old days of the city he was one of the volunteer firemen.

Mr. Stone was married in Mount Morris, Ill., in 1866, three children being born to the union.  One, a daughter, died in infancy.  The children who survive, together with the widow, are Charles B. Stone and Mrs. Frederick J. Adams, both of Omaha.