WILLIAM F. STONE, M. D., physician, Ullin. The leading physician of this section of Pulaski County, and the gentleman whose name heads this brief sketch, was born in Petersburg, Ind., June 23, 1845, and was a son of William F. and Maria (Lamb) Stone. The father was a native of Dresden, Saxony, and the mother of Indiana. Our subject received his education at the Oakland High School, and upon finishing his schooling he taught two years in his native county, and then clerked for a time in a store in his native town. In 1866, he came to Ullin, and first worked in a saw mill. In 1873, he commenced reading medicine with Dr. A. P. Greer, who was then at that point, but is now in business at Elco, Alexander County. After three years' study there, he supplemented that with a course of lectures at the American College in St. Louis. Graduating from that institution in 1877, he returned to Ullin, where he has since practiced, except during the winters of 1879 and 1880, when he attended lectures at the Medical Department of the Northwestern University of Chicago. He is now the only physician in that section, and is constantly increasing in practice. He was married June 14, 1870, to Mrs. Mary McElroy, a daughter of Angus and Sallie (Myers) Hicks, of Ullin Precinct. The Doctor is a member of Dongola Lodge, No. 581, A., F. & A. M., and Dongola Lodge, No. 643, I. O. O. F. In politics, he is a Republican.
Extracted 02 Nov 2014 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V - Biographical Sketches, page 330.