Gerald Hayden Stoner, BiographyPorter County biographical sketches . . . .

Transcribed biography of Gerald Hayden Stoner

GERALD HAYDEN STONER, M. D. - Descended from pioneers of Porter County, the subject of this sketch, eminent in the medical circles of this region, has found his greatest sphere of service in the familiar fields of his native county. On the maternal side he is descended from the Haydens who were early settlers in this community, and who were among the substantial agriculturists of Porter. The parents of Doctor Stoner, Henry and Mary (Hayden) Stoner, were born natives of this county and here reared their family of five children. Henry Stoner passed away in February, 1926. The children of their union are: John D., a leading furniture dealer of Valparaiso and the democratic nominee in 1922 for the office of auditor of Porter County; Nelle A.; Abagail, wife of Mark D. Bartholomew; and Gerald, our immediate subject; and Fred M. Doctor Stoner was educated in the public schools of Porter County, and graduated from Valparaiso High School in 1893. He attended the Valparaiso College of Pharmacy, after which he entered Wabash College where he took his B. S. degree in 1901. He then studied medicine at the Chicago College of Medicine and Surgery, and received his M. D. degree from that institution. From June, 1905, to December, 1906, he served as house physician at the Cook County Hospital, and on the expiration of this service he established his practice at Valparaiso. He was honored the election to the office of coroner of Porter County from 1912-1914. His activities have been directed in many channels of service, and these demands have always been answered by a hearty response when the general interests of the community were to be served. Doctor Stoner was united in marriage with Laura Stoddard, the daughter of A. K. and Mary Stoddard of Nampa, Idaho. Mrs. Stoner is an accomplished musician, having graduated from the College of Music of Cincinnati and the Fremont College of Freemont, Idaho. She is a leader in musical circles and club work. To Dr. and Mrs. Stoner were born the following children: Mary, Edna, Janet Louise, James Hayden, and Robert Kershaw. Doctor Stoner is affiliated with the American, State and County Medical Societies; the Masonic order; B. P. O. E.; and is active in civic affairs as a member of the Chamber of Commerce.

Source: Cannon, Thomas H., H. H. Loring, and Charles J. Robb. 1927. History of the Lake and Calumet Region of Indiana Embracing the Counties of Lake, Porter and Laporte. Volume II. Indianapolis, Indiana: Historians' Association. 827 p.
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