Dr. Arthur Kew was born on the 4th of October, 1875 in Canada. Dr. Kew graduated from the American School of Osteopathy in Kirksville, Missouri in 1905.
Dr. Kew married Grace Louise Johnson. She was born on the 26th of August, 1874 in Appleton, Wisconsin, the daughter of Theodore Johnson and the former Ella Louise Cole. According to the 1900 census, the Johnson family was living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and her father was a fire insurance agent. She had an older brother named Russell and a younger sister named Edith.
Dr. and Mrs. Kew had a son named Theodore Johnson Kew who was born on the 26th of September, 1909 in Pennsylvania. Their daughter, Constance Kew was born in Pittsburgh on the 19th of October, 1917 in Pennsylvania. According to the 1910 census, the Kew family resided at 806 Arken Ave., in Pittsburgh. Dr. Kew was a member of Rotary.
An article appeared in the Wingham Advance on the 29th of May, 1913. It advertised that Dr. Arthur Kew would be spending 3-5 months in Wingham and seeing patients in an office at the corner of Minnie and Patrick Street.
Dr. Arthur Kew was drafted on the 12th of September, 1918 and served with the United States Military as a physician. At the time of his service he lived at 446 Amberson Ave., in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His medical office was located in the 1st National Bank Building.
Dr. and Mrs. Kew moved to Chatham in October of 1921. An article in The Chatham Daily Planet stated that Dr. and Mrs. Kew and their 2 children would reside at 21 Grant Street. His office would also be located at the same address. That same article stated that Dr. Kew had been born in Thamesville, but this information could not be substantiated.
Between 1923 and 1924 Dr. and Mrs. Kew and their children moved back to Pennsylvania. Mrs. Kew died in Pittsburgh on the 23rd of October, 1924. She was buried at Homewood Cemetery in Pittsburgh.
Dr. Kew married Sarah Ellen Stuff on the 27th of January, 1926 in New York City. She was born in Pennsylvania in 1880 and she was the daughter of John and Mary Anne Stuff. She had a younger sister named Barbara. Mrs. Kew had been a public school teacher.
According to her obituary, Dr. Kew’s daughter Constance was adopted by her maternal cousin in 1931. Constance would have been 14 years old at the time.
According to the 1930 and 1940 U.S. Census’, Dr. and Mrs. Kew resided at 515 Philadelphia Ave., in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Dr. Kew died on the 27th of July, 1943 in Winter Park, Florida. He was buried at Homewood Cemetery in Pittsburgh next to his first wife.
*Mrs. Kew’s grave marker is the only tombstone available. Dr. Kew does not have a tombstone, but cemetery officials confirm he was interred next to his wife.