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Lawyer

Wilbur Fisk Stone, American lawyer. Member Colorado State Bar Association (president 1908-1909), Denver Bar Association Trustee St. Luke’s Hospital, Wolfe Hall (young ladies’ school).

Background

Stone, Wilbur Fisk was born on December 28, 1833 in Litchfield, Connecticut, United States. Son of Homer Bishop and Lucy (Lindsey) Stone.

Education

Student Asbury (now DePauw) U., Indiana, A.M., 1865. Bachelor of Arts, Indiana U., 1857, Bachelor of Laws, 1858, A.M., 1860.

Career

Editor-in-chief Daily Enquirer, Evansville, Indiana, 1858-1859. Began practice of law, 1859. Went to Omaha, Nebraska, 1859, and became editor of the Nebraskian, also assistant postmaster.

Crossed the plains to “Pikes Peak,” spring of 1860. Member 1st legislature of Colorado Ty., 1861, 1862, and 1864. Assistant United State Attorneys for Colorado, 1862-1866.

Member Constitutional Convention, 1876 (chairman judiciary committee). Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Colorado, 1877-1886. Judge of Criminal Court, Denver, 1887-1890.

One of 5 Judges of the United States Court of Mexican and Spanish Land Grant Claims, 1891-1904 (until work of court was ended). Spent winter of 1892-1893 in Spain on official business, examining Crown Grant title records of the Royal Archives of Madrid and Seville. First general attorney of D.&Radh Govinda R.R., 1872-1877.

Negotiated building of A.,T. &San Francisco Railway from Kansas to Pueblo, Colorado.

Works

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    • Editor-in-chief Daily Enquirer, Evansville, Indiana, 1858-1859. Began practice of law, 1859. Went to Omaha, Nebraska, 1859, and became editor of the Nebraskian, also assistant postmaster.

      Crossed the plains to “Pikes Peak,” spring of 1860. Member 1st legislature of Colorado Ty., 1861, 1862, and 1864. Assistant United State Attorneys for Colorado, 1862-1866.

      Member Constitutional Convention, 1876 (chairman judiciary committee). Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Colorado, 1877-1886. Judge of Criminal Court, Denver, 1887-1890.

      One of 5 Judges of the United States Court of Mexican and Spanish Land Grant Claims, 1891-1904 (until work of court was ended). Spent winter of 1892-1893 in Spain on official business, examining Crown Grant title records of the Royal Archives of Madrid and Seville. First general attorney of D.&Radh Govinda R.R., 1872-1877.

      Negotiated building of A.,T. &San Francisco Railway from Kansas to Pueblo, Colo.

Membership

Member Colorado State Bar Association (president 1908-1909), Denver Bar Association Trustee St. Luke’s Hospital, Wolfe Hall (young ladies’ school).

Connections

Married Sarah J. Sadler, February 1866.

father:
Homer Bishop Stone

mother:
Lucy (Lindsey) Stone

spouse:
Sarah J. Sadler