George Chickering Stone

George Chickering Stone, caricatured by the Duluth News Tribune. (Image: Duluth Public Library”

George Chickering Stone, a rising young business man of Duluth, is now the vice-president of the firm of F. A. Patrick & Company, wholesale drygoods. He was born in Saginaw, Mich., on August 18, 1875, the son of F. C. and Harriott (Chadwick) Stone.

Mr. Stone attended the public schools and graduated from the West Side High School of that place with the class of 1893.

Having spent a year in eastern schools, he then entered the literary department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, from which he graduated with the degree of B. L. in the class of 1898.

His first business career was with the Stone-Ordean-Wells Company, wholesale grocers of Duluth, with whom he remained during 1898 and 1899 in the packing room and at the city order desk. On the organization of Patrick & Granger Company he went into the men’s furnishing goods department, holding this position until 1901, when he became the treasurer and later vicepresident of F. A. Patrick & Company.

Mr. Stone was one of the organizers and is vice-president of the Clyde Iron Works, of Duluth. He is a director of the Stone- Ordean-Wells Company, the Marshall Wells Hardware Company and the Northern Shoe Company.

On November 29, 1899, Mr. Stone was united in marriage with Miss Marion Burt at Saginaw, Mich.

Mr. Stone is a wide-awake, progressive man, thoroughly practical in his ideas and methods, and through his varied experiences has acquired a knowledge of men and of business that are invaluable to him in the important position he is called to fill.

He is a member of the Kitchi Gammi Club, the Commercial Club and the Northland Country Club of Duluth.


  • Woodbridge, Dwight and John Pardee, eds. History of Duluth and St. Louis County Past and Present Vols. 1 – 2. C. F. Cooper & Company, Chicago: 1922.
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