This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V24", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
The severe loss Rochester, as the "Flower City," suffered by the death of James Vick, somewhat overshadowed the still great loss of George A. Stone, who died also of pneumonia a week before. Mr. Stone was comparatively young, but full of a business energy, which promised to equal that of others who have made Rochester so famous. He was a highly honorable man in all his dealings, and, though sometimes the term "tree agent" is received with obloquy, "agent for Mr. Stone" was seldom so regarded. So great was his business success that his sales last year exceeded $400,000.