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Stoneman, Oscar James, 1937-2002



  • Existence: 1937 - 2002


Oscar James "Jimmy" Stoneman, born March 8, 1937, was the twelfth surviving child of Ernest and Hattie Stoneman. He had one daughter, Jeanette, by his first wife, Peggy Brain. He had no children by his second wife, Mary Grubb Urich. Jimmy was an accomplished bass player who began his career on an instrument made by his father, Ernest, out of an old drum. It looked like a giant banjo and was called "The Whomper."Jimmy passed away September 23, 2002.

"The Stonemans: An Appalachian Family and the Music that Shaped Their Lives" by Ivan M. Tribe (1993).

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Stoneman Family Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-0697
Scope and Contents This collection consists of the business and personal records of Ernest V. "Pop" Stoneman; his wife, Hattie Frost Stoneman; and children, Eddie, Grace, John, Patsy, Billy, Jack, Gene, Dean, Scotty, Donna, Jimmy, Roni, and Van, whose music careers spanned eight decades. The collection includes audiocassettes, autobiographical sketches, awards, business records, CDs and DVDs, contracts, correspondence, discographies, documentary material for and final draft of "The Stonemans: An Appalachian...
Dates: 1924-2008