Dr. Charles Anderson Lockwood was born on the 21st of May, 1896 near Mt Brydges in Caradoc Twp., Middlesex County. He was the 3rd of 7 children born to Charles Henry Lockwood and the former Edith Mary Grant. His parents were farmers and his siblings were; Grant, Frederick, Harry, Edith, John and Kathleen.
Dr. Lockwood enlisted in WWI on the 27th of May, 1918, in London, Ontario. On his enlistment documents, he stated that his occupation was a farmer. He was 5’8″ and 139 pounds. His hair was dark brown and his eyes were grey. Dr. Lockwood was discharged on the 1st of August, 1918.
After his service, Dr. Lockwood enrolled in medicine at the University of Western Ontario. He graduated M.D. in 1924. Incidentally Kathleen Braithwaite, the first female to graduate from the University of Western Ontario School of Medicine, also graduated in 1924.
Dr. Lockwood married Phyllis Irene Hallett on the 18th of September, 1926 in London, Ontario. Mrs. Lockwood was born on the 13th of March, 1904, the daughter of Frederick Augustus Hallett and the former Ocenia May Corfield. She was the 4th of 5 children. Her siblings were; Elizabeth, Augustus, Francis and Aileen.
Dr. Lockwood’s practice was located in Newbury (Middlesex County). Birth and death records of Chatham-Kent residents, record that Dr. Lockwood attended to patients in Bothwell, Thamesville and Zone Twp. By 1943, Dr. Lockwood had moved to Glencoe in Middlesex County and he continued to see patients in Chatham-Kent.
Dr. and Mrs. Lockwood had 2 children, a son Charles Lockwood Jr. and a daughter Beverly Lockwood.
Mrs. Lockwood died at St. Joseph’s Hospital in London on the 20th of July, 1945. She was 41 years old. She was buried at Oakland Cemetery, 3444 Longwoods Road, Glencoe.
By 1943, Dr. Lockwood had moved his medical practice to Glencoe and he continued to see patients in Chatham-Kent.
Dr. Lockwood retired around 1974.
He died on the 13th of December, 1991. He was buried at Oakland Cemetery. At the time of his death he was married to Edith Gertrude Earle who was a registered nurse. She was born in Toronto on the 18th of February, 1913 to Ernest Dowling Earle and the former Sarah Arabelle McRae. Although Mrs. Lockwood was raised in Toronto, her parents were married in Glencoe in 1904 and they are buried at Oakland Cemetery. Mrs. Lockwood had an older sister named Mary Theresa Earle. Edith Gertrude Lockwood died on the 15th of December, 2008 and she was also buried at Oakland Cemetery.