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Members’ biographical register


Patrick Stone


Birth
Date: 14 March 1854
Place: Donegal, Londonderry, Ireland
Arrival in WA
1864
Parents
Son of James, army sergeant, and Ann Doherty
Marriage and Family
Married 8 February 1880, Greenough to Helen Emily Roe, (born circa 1856 and died 15 November 1961), daughter of James Elphinstone and Susannah Moore
Children: three sons and three daughters
Death
Date: 23 December 1927
Place: Geraldton, Western Australia
Cemetery: Geraldton Cemetery
Religion
Catholic
Education
Roman Catholic school, Fremantle
Occupation
Farmer and storekeeper
Employment History
Moved to Geraldton 1863
Farmer in Geraldton until 1880s then storekeeper and produce merchant
Owner of Commonwealth Hotel, Geraldton
Director Geraldton Co-operative Milling Society
Member Agricultural Society
House
MLA
Local Government Service
Geraldton Municipal Council 1888–1889, 1891, 1894, 1895–1898, 1899-1900, 1913–1916
Greenough Road Board 1878–1879
Party
Liberal, Independent from 1922
Date Elected
24 April 1901
Inaugural Speech
Stone, Patrick, Inaugural Speech.pdf
Inaugural Video
Speeches
Search for speeches by Patrick Stone
Year Retired/Resigned
1926
Electorate
Greenough
Parliamentary Service
State

Electorates
  • MLA Greenough* 24 April 1901–28 June 1904, 27 October 1905–11 September 1908
  • Contested Geraldton 19 June 1894, 24 July 1900 (by-election), Greenough 28 June 1904, 11 September 1908, Central Province 13 May 1910, Geraldton 3 October 1911, Central Province 16 May 1914, 8 May 1920, 8 May 1926
Commonwealth
  • Contested Senate 16 December 1922
Background/Membership
Came to WA with mother on Hastings, circa December 1864
Father farming in Greenough
References
J.S. Battye (ed.), The History of the North-West of Australia embracing the Kimberley, Gascoyne and Murchison districts, Perth: Jones, 1915, 981.
D Black and G Bolton, eds, Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume one 1870-1930, Parliamentary History Project, Perth, WA, 2010, p. 189.
Dictionary of Western Australians 1829–1914, Vol. 5, The Golden Years 1889–1914, Nedlands: University of Western Australia Press, 1986.
Geraldton Express (editorial) 20 July 1900.
Metropolitan Cemeteries Board website. Accessed 15 April 2015. http://www2.mcb.wa.gov.au/NameSearch/details.php?id=KB00118094
Morning Herald, 30 October 1905.
Twentieth Century Impressions of Western Australia. Anon. P.H.W. Thiel: Perth, 1901, p. 36.