Edward Stine, the well-known undertaker and early
resident of Kansas City, was born in Jonestown, Pennsylvania, January
2, 1833. Between the ages of six and sixteen he lived on a farm,
and acquired a common school education in the district school.
He was apprenticed, when six-teen years old, to a cabinet-maker at
Harrisburg, Pa. After serving four years, he accumulated his
first capital, and was married October 2, 1856, to Emma L. Coleman.
In March, 1858, Mr. Stine came to Kansas
City. For thirty-three years he was with Henning & Co.,
furniture dealers. He began business for himself in December,
1861, doing cabinet work and undertaking. In 1878 his son
William F. Stine was admitted as a partner under the name of E. Stine
& Son. For the last twelve years they have been located at
408 East Ninth Street.