Walter was born in 1853 at Goodworth Clatford, Hampshire, to parents Edward Stone, who worked the land (1861), and Abigail Stockwell. He was baptised on 19 June 1853 at Goodworth Clatford.
Before entering the ministry Walter worked as a farm servant (1871).
He married Jessie Fanny Kefford (1861-1933) in the summer of 1880 in the Edmonton Registration District, Middlesex of Stoke Newington.
- Walter Kefford (1884-1964) – a shipping clerk (1911)
- Edmund William (b1887)
Jessie is described as a widow in the 1901 census return. I have not been able to identify Walter after the 1881 census return in oneline records.
- 1876 London X
- 1879 London VII
- 1881 Guernsey
- 1883 Horbury
- 1884 disappears
- 1885-7 Bromsprove – Congregational minister
Surman Index id: 25704
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers