Dr. Garnet George Stonehouse was born on the 23rd of April, 1896 in Wallaceburg. He was the eldest of 3 children born to 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 in 1911 when Dr. Stonehouse was 15 years old. His mother married James Taylor, 4 years later.
Dr. Stonehouse graduated M.D.,C.M. from Queen’s University in 1918. He joined the College of Physicians and Surgeons on the 2nd of September, 1919.
Dr. Stonehouse enlisted in World War I on the 3rd of October, 1918 in Kingston. He listed his address on the Officers’ Declaration Paper as 278 University Ave., in Kingston. Dr. Stonehouse served as a physician with the No. 3 Army Medical Corp. He received his discharge on the 6th of May, 1918.
Dr. Stonehouse married Charlotte Elizabeth “Bessie” Stafford in York, Ontario on the 9th of November, 1918. She was born in Leeds County on the 8th of April, 1900 the daughter of William Wilkie Stafford and the former Elizabeth Anne McConnell. She had an older sister named Gertrude and her father was a salesman in Gananoque. 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 opened a medical practice in Tupperville in 1919.
Dr. and Mrs. Stonehouse had a son named Wesley Stafford Stonehouse born on the 3rd of March, 1920 in Chatham. According to the 1921 census, Dr. and Mrs. Stonehouse were living at 198 Duncan Street in Wallaceburg and Dr. Stonehouse had his medical practice 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. According to the 1959 Grand Rapids City Directory, Dr. Stonehouse’s office was located at 26 Sheldon Ave. and he still resided at 208 Pioneer Road.
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.
** Dr. Stonehouse’s son Wesley also served during WWII with the United States Armed Services.