Date of the items: 1660-2000, primarily 1888-1930
Physical description: 12.5 cm
Title: Stone Family Fonds
Creator: Patricia Stone
Repository: Trent Valley Archives
Reference number: TVA Fonds 299
Scope and contents: The fonds consists of materials relating to the Stone Family, including a diary, photographs, family trees and books.
Access Conditions: No Restrictions
Finding aid: None, see file listing below
Accruals: No further accruals are expected
Custodial history: Donated by Patricia Stone on September 15, 2010.
Biographical sketch: Annie Stone (nee Cragg) is the central figure in the fonds, and through her there are family links to the Cragg and Stone families. She was born in Wallaceburgh, Ontario on December 28, 1859 to parents Rev.Edward Cragg and Margaret Sophia Mills. As a young woman, she lived on the Hiawatha reserve with her family while her father was working there as a Methodist minister, and sewed dresses to help contribute to the family income. At the age of 32, she married Peterborough lawyer Erastus Blair Stone on January 18, 1893. The couple had a son named Gerald together, and after the death of her husband in 1907, she moved with him to Calgary, Alberta to be closer to her parents and siblings who had moved there. She passed away on September 27, 1963 at the age of 104 and is buried in Little Lake Cemetery alongside her husband and son.
Related fonds at TVA: There are no fonds at TVA with a close link to this one.
List of Files:
- Mounted photograph of Annie Elizabeth (nee Cragg) Stone, wife of E. B. Stone; taken in 1959 when she was 100
- Ambrotype of Annie Stone c. 1860
- Our Stone Family Tree (CD and on computer file)
- Annie Stone’s diary, January 1888-January 1890
- Annie Stone’s family album relating to the family of E. B. Stone, 226 photos, c. 1900 to 1920s; news clipping 1959. Includes references to military units, Cragg family; Calgary, Winnipeg and Toronto
- Stone Family Chronicle, by Arthur N. Stone relating to the family of Arthur and Cecily Stone, reissue 1995
- Much to Be Done, by Frances Hoffmann and Fran Taylor (Toronto, Natural Heritage, 1996, 2000 printing). A book containing excerpts from diaries relating to private life in Victorian Ontario, including excerpts from Annie Stone’s diary.
- Lydia, Legend of a Good Woman; by D. S. J. Parsons, 1978; bound volume. Biography of Lydia Parsons, National Council of Women