Transcribed from A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley, Secretary of the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka. [Revised ed.] Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1919, c1918. 5 v. (xlviii, 2530 p., [155] leaves of plates): ill., maps (some fold.), ports.; 27 cm.

David R. Stoner

DAVID R. STONER, M. D. A physician and surgeon whose attainments have brought him a large practice and reputation in Western Kansas is Dr. David R. Stoner of Ellis. He has been in active practice in that part of Kansas for the past fifteen years and he has been a Kansan since early boyhood.

Doctor Stoner was born in Mifflintown, Juniata County, Pennsylvania, May 11, 1880. The Stoners came originally from Germany but have been Americans since colonial times. The Doctor's father, Abram L. Stoner, was born in Mifflintown, Pennsylvania, in 1845, grew up and married there, was a carpenter and cabinet maker by trade, and in 1885 came to Kansas, locating at Basehor in Leavenworth County, which town was named for Mrs. Stoner's brothers, Reuben and Ephraim Basehor. Ephraim Basehor, who is still living there, was an old Government trader between St. Louis and Salt Lake City before the days of railroads. For two years Abram L. Stoner followed farming near Basehor and then moved to Quinter, Kansas, buying a relinquishment on 160 acres, proving up on it and making that his home the rest of his life. He died in 1909. He was a republican and a member of the Lutheran Church. During the Civil war he was in the Pennsylvania Home Guards. The wife of Abram L. Stoner was Jane Basehor, born at Mifflintown, Pennsylvania, in 1847. She died at Quinter, Kansas, in 1898. Their children were: Catherine, who died at Quinter in 1900, wife of William McElroy; Isabel, who died at Quinter in 1906, wife of F. M. Carder; James, who enlisted in Company I of the Twenty-First Kansas Infantry during the Spanish-American war in 1898, was sent to Chickamauga, Georgia, to a training camp, and was taken ill and died while on a furlough home; Edgar E. was a farmer and died at Quinter in 1890.

Doctor Stoner, the youngest of the family, was educated in the public schools of Quinter, and for three years taught in one or two of the country districts of Gove County. He then entered the University Medical College of Kansas City, Missouri, and after the full four years' course graduated M. D. in 1905. In 1916 he took post-graduate work in Rush Medical College at Chicago. He began practice in 1905 at Quinter and from there moved to Ellis in September, 1918, and has his offices in the Erbert Building. For the past thirteen years he has been district surgeon for the Union Pacific Railway Company, has served as health officer of Gove County, and has affiliations with the Tri-County and State Medical societies and the American Medical Association.

Doctor Stoner is a republican and for a number of years was chairman of the Republican County Central Committee of Gove County. He is now a member of the Advisory Board of the State Tuberculosis Sanitarium at Norton, and for several years was clerk of the Board of Education at Quinter. He is affiliated with Quinter Lodge of Masons.

In 1910, at Salina, Kansas, he married Miss Ethel R. Hall, daughter of R. D. and May (Rinard) Hall. Her father is a contractor and builder at Salina, and her mother died in that city in 1910. Doctor and Mrs. Stoner have two children: Wilma Mae, born September 18, 1912, and Dean Robert, born June 3, 1917.

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