Dr. Garnet George Stonehouse was born on the 23rd of April, 1896 in Wallaceburg, Ontario. He was the eldest of 3 children born to his parents, David Wesley Stonehouse and the former Mary Elizabeth Thompson. He had a younger sister named Ila and a younger brother named Roy. His father was a dry goods merchant. His father died when he was 15 and his mother married James Taylor, 4 years later.
Dr. Stonehouse married Elizabeth “Bessie” Charlotte Stafford in York, Ontario on the 9th of November, 1918. She was the daughter of William Wilkie Stafford and the former Elizabeth Anne McConnell. Mrs. Stonehouse, had an older sister Gertrude. At the time of their marriage, Dr. Stonehouse resided at 303 University Ave., in Kingston, Ontario and Mrs. Stonehouse, resided at 278 University Ave., in Kingston.
Dr. Stonehouse enlisted in World War I on the 3rd of October, 1918 in Kingston and he served as a physician with the Army Medical Corp. In 1919, Dr. Stonehouse opened a medical practice in Wallaceburg.
Dr. and Mrs. Stonehouse had a son, Wesley Stafford Stonehouse born to them on the 3rd of March, 1920 in Chatham, Ontario. According to the 1921 Census, Dr. and Mrs. Stonehouse were living at 198 Duncan Street in Wallaceburg.
According to the 1930 and 1940 U.S. Census’, Dr. and Mrs. Stonehouse and their son Wesley were residing in Grand Rapids, Michigan where Dr. Stonehouse was a practicing physician.
Dr. Stonehouse enlisted in World War II with the United States Military. At the time of his registration he listed 208 Pioneer Road in Grand Rapids, Michigan, as his residence. His phone number was 88922.
Dr. Stonehouse died on the 19th of January, 1973 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mrs. Stonehouse died on November 18th, 1982. They are buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, in Grand Rapids.
*Dr. Stonehouse is also featured on the ‘Gathering Our Heroes’ website.