Bio: Stone, Frank – 95th Birthday (4 Jan 1976)


Surnames: Stone, Lassila, Zielinski, Hendrickson, Juntunen, Laine, Maki, Hill, Nieminen, Santala, Venet, Kujula, Kangas, Lindquist, Kuoppala, Haays, Kapytla

---------Source: Owen Enterprise (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 07 Jan 1976

On January 4, 1976, Frank Stone, a resident of Owen since 1956, will celebrate his 95th birthday.

Mr. Stone came from Finland in 1913 and settled in Cloquet, Minnesota, where he worked in saw mills and forests. Cloquet was destroyed by forest fires, but was rebuilt in the same location.

Mr. Stone moved to Bessemer, Michigan, where he married Fanny Lassila in 1917. They operated a boarding house for iron miners.

They moved in 1921 to the farm located 3 ½ miles north of 29 on the Town Line of Withee and Hixon. After 15 years they retired to an apartment next to the home of their only daughter, Ella (Mrs. Joe Zielinski), who teaches in the Junior High of O-W Schools.

Among the guests at their housewarming party in 1921 were many Finnish families of the Owen-Withee area that will be remembered by present day residents, including: Charles Hendrickson, Frank Juntunen, Arthur Laine, Matt Maki, Walter Hill, John Nieminen, Otto Santala, Victor Venet, Mat Kujula, Chas. Kangas, Anton Lindquist, Henry Kuoppala, Andrew Laine, Emil Haays, John Kapytla and Oscar Santala.

Mr. Zielinski is employed at the Clark County Home in Owen.

The Stones have one grandson, Ronnie, who resides in Sheboygan with his wife Sara and two daughters.

The Stones enjoy visiting friends who call, and watch TV. Both are in fairly good health except for failing eyesight.

Happy Birthday and New Year!



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