- “Entered upon the practice of his profession at Mount Pleasant, where he has since remained, a period of 46 years, being in all probability the oldest practicing physician of Frederick County. He soon acquired a large and lucrative practice and won a high reputation. He is one of the most prominent physicians in Frederick County and has made his mark in his chosen work. He does a general practice being very able as a surgeon.
“Dr. Stone was formerly a supporter of the Republican party, but for the past twelve years has been an active Prohibitionist. He holds membership in the Frederick County Medical Society, the State organization, and the American Medical Association.”
Member of Medical Society of Frederick Co. Offices held: VP, 1901; VP, 1902; Board of Censors, 1904; VP, 1905.
He is listed as the only Physician in the small town of Mount Pleasant (about 5 miles from Frederick City) in the Frederick County section of the 1878 Maryland Directory. (Source lists him as “Stone, DF” which I believe is a typo). Dr. D. E. Stone also appear as a farmer living in Mount Pleasant.
In the 1880 US Census for Mount Pleasant, Frederick Co., Maryland, D. E. Stone is listed as a. 40 and a physician. his household includes wife Rebecca, a. 43, daughter Lenore, a. 9, son Halbert, a. 8, son Edwin, a. 4, daughter Carrie, a. 7 months, medical student Edgar Steer, a. 18, black house worker Laura Costley, a. 14, black “waiter” William Burr, a. 10, and Sophia E. Nelson, a 45 year old single woman.
In the 1920 Federal Census for Mt. Pleasant, Frederick Co., Maryland, Dr. Stone is listed as 80, and living with his wife Rebecca M, a.83, in the household of his son-in-law George A. Holland, a. 47. (Technically, the census states Dr. Stone’s relationship as father-in-law). George’s wife is Carrie S., a. 40, and his daughter is Rebecca P., a. 5. (Roll T625_673 , p. 1B)
See 1900 Census, E.D. 25, p.18 - Mt. Pleasant, Frederick Co., MD [2, 7, 8, 9, 10]