Department of New York

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The
Grand Army
of the Republic

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Rev. Martin V. Stone
Commander
Department of New York
1929


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Rev. Martin V. Stone, Adjutant General, died in
office on February 18, 1939, aged 93 years. He
enlisted as a Private in Company A, 112th
New York Infantry in August 1864 and was
discharged in June 1865. Comrade Stone had
been a member of the Grand Army of the
Republic for many years and had served his
Post in the offices of Commander and Adjutant,
holding the later office at the time of his death.
This was James M. Brown Post #285,
Jamestown, NY. He had been elected
Department Chaplain in 1922 and Department
Commander in 1929. He had been Department
Chaplain for the last 5 years. In the absence of
Chaplain-in-Chief Gibson, Comrade Stone acted
as Chaplain-in-Chief at the National Encampment
in Madison, Wisconsin and there he was elected
Chaplain-in-Chief, officiating at all the excerises
at the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Battle of
Gettysburg and the National Encampment in Des
Moines last September.
Comrade Stone was educated at the Chamberlain Institute in Randolph, N.Y. In 1871 he took up
ministerial work in the towns about the headwaters of the Tionesta and Clarlon Rivers and later in
the year was appointed Junior Minister. He had several charges in Pennsylvania and them served
in many towns in New York. His largest church was the Cascade Methodist Church in Erie, Pa.,
and his last church was in Portland, N.Y.Comrade Stone retired from the ministry in 1921 and
was Dean of the Erie Conference.

Source: 1939 National Journal GAR
and Woman's Relief Corps, NY Dept. Journal 1939.
Submitted by Lorraine Orton, PDP-WRC

 

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