Preston Kinzea Stone1851 - 1925
Name Preston Kinzea Stone Born 19 Sep 1851 Paris, Bourbon, KY, USA Gender Male Died 8 Mar 1925 Georgetown, Scott, KY, USA Buried Georgetown Cemetery, Scott, KY, USA Person ID I24678 All Family Connections Last Modified 30 Jan 2014
Father Kinzea Stone, Jr., b. 27 Aug 1813, , Bourbon, KY, USA , d. 24 Dec 1878, , Bourbon, KY, USA Mother Elizabeth Ann Seamonds, b. 7 May 1813, , Bourbon, KY, USA , d. 1901, , Bourbon, KY, USA Married 12 Jul 1836 , Bourbon, KY, USA Family ID F5994 Group Sheet
Col Kinzea Stone
Kentucky, USA Death: Mar. 8, 1925
Georgetown (Scott County)
The Georgetown Times, Georgetown, Ky.
Wednesday March, 11, 1925
Prominent Citizen And Horseman Dies
Colonel Kinzea Stone Succumbs Following Long Illness--Owned Many Race Horses
Was Former Mayor
Col. Kinzea Stone, aged 74 years, died at 6 o'clock Sunday morning at his home on West Main street, after a long illness. Deceased was born in Bourbon county. In 1875 he entered the grocery business in Lexington, which he conducted but one year when he came to Georgetown and opened a grocery. In 1880 he opened a tobacco factory in the building now occupied by Porter's pool room, employing twelve hands and selling his manufactured goods to the leading wholesale houses in Cincinnati, Louisville, Charleston, W. Va., and Lexington. He was mayor of Georgetown from 1914 to 1918.
Col. Stone was one of the best known horsemen in Scott County during his time. He owned Kingman, winner of the Kentucky Derby, the horse winning in his colors. Later he owned King Eric, sire of Dick Welles, Ort Welles and other good race horses. He bred Dick Welles, one time holder of the American record for a mile. At the time of his death he in conjunction with Dr. James C. Carrick and John S. Barbee owned the noted stallion, Sweep, for which $100,000 was at one time refused.
He also liked trotters and on season owned Billy Burke and Shawby which were later to take records of 2:03 3-4 and 2:05 1-4 respectively. Billy Burke was later sold for $50,000 to go to Europe. The first harness horse he ever owned was The Admiral, a pacer, that won in 2:07 3-4, the first heat in which he started. For several years he owned the trotting stallion, Baron Wilkes,Jr., 2:18 1-4, a horse much faster that his record which he had in service here for several years.
Besides his wife,Mrs. Sallie Hoover Stone, Col. Stone is survived by two daughters, Misses Mamie and Louise Stone and one son, Andrew K. Stone, also one granddaughter, Mary Elizabeth Stone.
The funeral services, conducted by Dr. I.M. Boswell, were held at the grave in the Georgetown cemetery Monday afternoon.
The active pall-bearers were: Dr. D.B. Knox, Eugene Rucker, John Barbee, Rueben F. Offutt, Victor Dodge, Jim Dodge,Sherwood Coghill, Dr. J.C. Thomasson and Ben Stone.
Honorary pall-bearers: Dr. F.F. Bryan,Sr., R.T. Coghill, J. D. Grover,N.A. Quilling, Will Myall, James L.Carrick, James Glass, and Judge James Bradley.
The following our of town friends attended the funeral:
Lexington--Judge and Mrs. G. Allison Holland, Mr. Ed Willamson, Mrs. Elizabeth Breen, Mrs. Rodney Keenan, Mrs. Walter Jordan, Miss Emily Uppington, Mrs. Kate Bronaugh, Mrs. E.N. Wickliffe, Miss Ophelia Chiles, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Dodge, Mrs. Will Sandifer, Mr. and Mrs. S.T. Fish, Mr. John Barbee, Dr. James Carrick, Mrs. Lizzie Coghill, Mr. E.C. Christine.
Louisville--Mrs. Tom Coleman, Mr. and Mrs. T.C. Coleman, Jr. Mrs. Bessie Harper, Miss Margaret Harper.
Nicholasville--Dr. and Mrs. J.A. Vanarsdell, Mrs. Melvin Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Walden Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Charley Glass, Miss Lula Rarrick, Mrs. Virginia Hoover, Mrs. Randa Bronaugh.
Sharpsburg-- Mr. and Mrs. Harold Robinson, Mrs.James Blount, Mrs. Elmer Berry, Mary Wagner Berry, Waller Allen Crockett.
Cynthiana--Mr.and Mrs. Ben Stone, Mrs. Richard Stone, Miss Frances Stone, Mrs. O.T. Trent, Miss Frances Trent.
Paris--Mr. and Mrs. Jim Dodge, Mrs Alec Rice, Mr. William Myall, Mr. and Mrs. Lilliston.
Shakertown--Mrs Nannie Jewell Embry.
Maysville-- Mr. Kinzea Stone, Mrs. N.D. Byron