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John Stone

Dates: b. Sweden, 1839 d. 22 April 1890

Cemetery location: Block C, Row 8, Plot 34 (angled burial)


Mr. Stone came to Revelstoke in 1885 and established the Stockholm House Hotel (later the Oriental Hotel) on Front Street. He was running a boarding house and restaurant at Beavermouth during railway construction, and he sent his 16 year-old son, John Albert, ahead to check on the progress of the new hotel. John Albert took four days to walk through the rough construction road to Farwell in April of 1885.