HARRY TONE, well known in business circles of Denison, where is conducting a real estate and abstract office, is a native of Ohio, his birth having occurred in Cleveland on the 17th of February, 1870. He was but three years of age when brought to Denison and in the schools of this city he acquired his preliminary education, which was afterward supplemented by a course in Croton Military Institute of New York. Returning to Denison, he entered upon business life in the office of his father, Harrison Tone, under the firm name of H. Tone & Son, engaged in real estate dealing and in making abstracts of titles, Mr. Tone, Sr., being one of the early business men of this city. At the death of H. Tone, Sr., in January, 1901, H. Tone, Jr., assumed the business and still conducts it under the same firm name. He has since thoroughly informed himself concerning property values and is thus enabled to readily assist the prospective seller or purchaser in his efforts to dispose of or become possessor of property. He is wide-awake, alert and enterprising and since entering his father’s office has negotiated many important realty transfers.
In 1897 was celebrated the marriage of Mr. Tone and Miss Casandra Woods, a daughter of Hon. J. D. Woods, formerly state senator from Sherman, Texas. They now have two living children: Margaret, born in 1899; and Mildred E., born in 1904. They lost their only son, James H., who was born in 1903 and died at the age of three months.
Mr. Tone votes with the Democracy and he has fraternal relations with the Knights of Pythias and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. He is a pleasant, genial gentleman, whose social qualities have endeared him to many friends in the city where almost his entire life has been passed.
Source: B. B. Paddock, History and Biographical Record of North and West Texas (Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1906), Vol. I, p. 694.