Monday, June 20, 2016
Cordelia Hitchcock Stone
Cordelia Hitchcock was born in the state of New York to Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Hitchock. The family moved to Sandusky, Ohio, when Cordelia was quite young. In 1845, Cordelia’s name was listed as one of the ladies who attended the Teachers’ Institute of 1845.
On June 5, 1851, Cordelia Hitchcock married Walter F. Stone, a lawyer who later became a Justice on the Supreme Court of Ohio. From 1871 to 1875, Mrs. Cordelia Hitchcock Stone served on the board of the Sandusky Library Association. Judge Stone died in California on December 23,1874, leaving behind his wife and three children.
After her health began to decline, Mrs. Stone moved to Pomona, Tennessee in hopes of improving her condition. She passed away in Tennessee on January 9, 1887. Her remains were returned to Sandusky for burial in Oakland Cemetery. An obituary which appeared in the January 11, 1887 issue of the Sandusky Register said about Mrs. Stone, in part: “She was a leader in all charitable movements, a devoted church member and a lady of the most refined tastes and of many accomplishments.” Mrs. Stone was survived by two daughters and a son. Rev. Peeke of the Congregational Church officiated at her funeral.