Julius Frederick Stone (1855-1947)
Julius F. Stone, of Columbus Ohio
He began work aged 12 as a railroad telegrapher, later becoming involved in coal mining. In 1909, he led a major expedition by boat along the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, the adventure of which he retold his book, Canyon Country: The Romance of Water and a Grain of Sand. He went on to serve as President of several large companies: Columbus McKinnon Chain Company; Chisholm Moore Hoist Company of Canada; Case, Crane and Colborne-Jacobs Company; and Banc Ohio Corporation. He was also Chairman of the Seagrave Corporation, manufacturer of fire equipment. For 20 years, Julius Stone was a Trustee of the Ohio State University and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree.
Contributed by Mark Meredith on 19/10/2018 and last updated on 16/01/2019.