Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     HORACE L. STONE is one of the early settlers in the Methow and owns a good estate near Silver.  He came here in 1887 and located while the country was very new.  He selected a farm at first but later sold that and has bought and sold several pieces of land during his residence here.  Some of the time he was engaged in renting land and during the entire sixteen years here he has ever shown himself a true pioneer and his wisdom and energy have been well rewarded in securing various good holdings.  His present farm is about half alfalfa land and is improved with comfortable buildings and an orchard.  Mr. Stone has recently rented his land here for the purpose of going to Wallowa county, Oregon, where he is heavily interested in land and stock.  Mr. Stone will spend some time in the Wallowa country but retains his home here in the Methow valley and is identified with the section.
     Horace L. Stone was born in Parker county, Texas, on September 15, 1867, the son of Napoleon and Mary (Conley) Stone.  The mother is deceased but the father is still living.  The first sixteen years of our subject's life were spent in his native place and there he secured his education from the common schools.  Then came a journey with his parents to the Kittitas valley where two years were spent, whence, as stated above, in 1887, Mr. Stone came to his present place.
     The marriage of Mr. Stone and Miss Leola Davis occurred at Winthrop.  Mrs. Stone's parents, Jewitt and Mary Ann Davis, reside in the Wallowa country.  To Mr. and Mrs. Stone three children have been born, Jasper, Mary, and Perry.