John Benjamin Stone was the fifth child of James Stone & Sarah Langstone born July-September 1871 at West Bromwich, Staffs.
John was living with his parents & older brother at 18 Dudley St, West Bromwich in 1881.
John was still at home in 1891 at 302 High St, West Bromwich & he was now an apprentice woollen draper. He was living with his father & step mother & older brother James.
John married Laura Corbett in April-June 1898 at Barrow upon Soar, Leics. Laura was born Jan-March 1869 at Birmingham, Warks & christened July 20th, 1879 at St Matthias, Birmingham, the daughter of Mary Adams & Frederick Corbett, a gold beater.
In 1901 John & Laura were living at 20 Wellington St, Leicester where John was an innkeeper. They had a 7 month old son Harold V & also living with them was a barmaid, Florence Gardener (22) & a general domestic servant, Lizzie Astle (28).
By 1911 John & Laura had moved to 62 Harrow Rd, Leicester & John was now a boot manufacturer. Son Harold was still at home & they had another son, John Leslie, aged 6. It was noted on the census that John & Laura had had 3 children, only 2 of whom survived.
John, the licensed victualler of the White Swan Hotel, 17 Market Place, Leicester died on May 14th, 1915. Probate was granted to widow Laura on June 12th, 1915 & John’s effects were £299. 2s. 6d.
The children of John Benjamin Stone & Laura Corbett were:
st.22.214.171.124 Harold Victor Stone born July-September 1900 at Leicester; died July-September 1982 at Leicester
st.126.96.36.199 John Leslie Stone born October 28th, 1904 at Leicester; died Jan-March 1981 at York