Louis T. Stone

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Lou T. Stone
Louis Timothy Stone - portrait.jpg

c. 1910

Alias(es) Louis Timothy Stone
Born 19 October 1875(1875-10-19) [1]
Winsted, Connecticut
Died 13 March 1933 (57) [2]
Winsted, Connecticut
Workplace(s) Winsted Evening Citizen
Spouse(s) Emma Dorpman

Louis Timothy Stone (October 19, 1875 - March 13, 1933) was an American newspaper journalist and serial hoaxer, noted for his authorship of many fabricated news bulletins set in his hometown of Winsted, Connecticut, including 1895 reports of the giant, tusked Winsted Wildman. Among his titles in the popular press were the Winsted Liar, the New England Munchausen, and Louis "Truthful" Stone.



  1. "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 March 2018), Louis Timothy Stone, 1917-1918; citing Litchfield County no 19, Connecticut, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,570,490.
  2. Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 24 July 2019), memorial page for Louis Timothy Stone (19 Oct 1875–13 Mar 1933), Find A Grave Memorial no. 127968466, citing Forest View Cemetery, Winsted, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by ggramtoby (contributor 47311061).