Charles Stone was the first child of John Stone & Mary Haywood born Oct-December 1858 at Crewe, Cheshire.
Charles & his parents were living at Harwood St, West Bromwich in 1861 where his father was a labourer.
By 1871 Charles’ family had moved to Pendleton, Lancs where his father was now an iron puddler.
In 1881 Charles had left home & was boarding at 5 Simpson St, Thornaby, Yorkshire. He was a puddler at the iron works.
Charles married Elizabeth Ann Rushton on April 12th, 1884 at St Mary’s, Eccles, Salford, Lancs. Elizabeth was born c1857, the daughter of William Rushton, a factory operative. They both gave their place of residence as Pendleton at the time of the marriage & Charles was a puddler.
Charles first travelled to the USA in 1886 & then in 1888 he & Elizabeth & their 2 daughters, Sarah Ann & Clara emigrated to Pennsylvania.
In the 1900 US census Charles & his family were living in Lower St Clair, Allegheny, Pennsylvania with their daughters Sarah & Clara & 2 more children who had been born in Pennsylvania - Alice (8) & Henry (4). Charles was still working as a puddler.
Daughter Sarah Ann married Amos G Walton on January 29th, 1902 in Allegheny, Pa. Amos was born October 5th, 1880 in Pennsylvania & at the time of their marriage he was a mill worker. After their marriage they lived in Warren, Ohio & were to have 2 sons, Raymond & Charles.
Daughter Clara married James G Hansel on September 9th, 1903 in Allegheny. At the time of the 1910 census Clara & James were living in Pittsburgh, Allegheny with their 2 sons, Edmond J (3) & Charles James (2). Also with them was Clara’s sister Alice.
Charles & Elizabeth were still living in Allegheny in 1910 & 1920, with their son Henry being the only child at home.
On April 18th, 1914 daughter Alice married Harry Clark in Detroit, Michigan. Harry was an auto worker & had been born in Pennsylvania c1889, son of Elizabeth Hall & John Clark. By 1930 Alice was widowed & living back in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania with her son Harry R, aged 15.
By 1930 Charles had died & widowed Elizabeth was still living with son Henry at Mount Oliver, Allegheny.
Son Henry married Anna Harvey (nee Barker) & continued to live in Pennsylvania where they were listed in the 1940 US census.
The children of Charles Stone & Elizabeth Ann Rushton were:
st.126.96.36.199 Sarah Ann Stone christened November 26th, 1882 in Charlestown, Lancs
st.188.8.131.52 Clara Stone born January 31st, 1886 in Lancashire
st.184.108.40.206 Alice Stone born August 8th, 1891 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA
st.220.127.116.11 Henry Stone born June 24th, 1895 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA