Memorial Biographies of General Baptist Ministers
REV. L. A. STONE
The Rev. Louis A. stone was born the son of Rev. A. B. and Sarah J. Stone near Dixon, Ky. on October 3rd, 1880; was educated in the common schools of Webster county; and at Poole's Academy, Cincinnati Business College, and Oakland City college.
The Rev. Stone has visited most of the older churches, organized Sunday Schools, C. E. Societies, and Conventions. He became a member of the Foreign Mission Board, in which capacity he served for thirty years. He shipped the lumber to Guam for their first church building, which was erected by Rev. A. U. Logan, and more recently destroyed by the U.s. Army to displace the Japs.
During much of this time of service with the Board he found time to visit high schools and solicit students for the College, and to raise funds for the College and Missions. He joined the staff of Oakland City College as business Manager in 1919 and served in the capacity until his retirement in 1944.
He has been a member of the College Board of Trustees of O.C.C. for about forty years.
He was married to Miss Hattie Ramsey of near Dixon, Ky., in 1901, who preceded him in death in 1944. He is now living with his second wife, Josephine Pike Stone in Dale, Indiana.
he served in the Army during the Philippine Insurrection, and made a trip around the world, about which he published a book. He says he never did pastoral work, as his other duties kept him busy. He is a popular after dinner and commencement speaker, and occasionally makes an address yet.
* - Source - History of Union Association of General Baptist 1840 - 1953
M.D. Mc Donald