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 Lockwood, Alexander Frederick Lockwood, Harry Beasley Lockwood, Edyth Gertrude Lockwood, John Arden Lockwood and Mary Kathleen Lockwood.
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 in Hamilton on the 13th of March, 1904. She was the second youngest child born to Augustus Frederick Hallett and the former Ocenia May Corfield. Her father was married previously to Margaret Winnifred Garner on the 23rd of December, 1886 in Hamilton. They had a daughter Eunice Hepzibah Hallett born on the 28th of March, 1888. Mrs. Margaret Hallett died of tuberculosis at the age of 28 on the 8th of May, 1890 in Hamilton. Mr. Hallett married Mrs. Lockwood’s mother (Acenia May Corfield) in Rome, New York on the 8th of February, 1892. Mr. Hallett worked in the steel mill industry in Hamilton and her siblings were; Eunice Hepzibah Hallett, Ocenia Clifford Hallett (died at the age of 3 months of asthma), Zitell Frederica Hallett (died at the age of 8 years old), Hazel “Elizabeth” Hallett (died in Hamilton at the age of 20 of tuberculosis), Augustus Frederick Hallett, Francis Langton Hallett and Aileen Victoria Hallett.
The Hallett family moved to Kansas City, Missouri in early 1899. Mrs. Lockwood’s brother Augustus, was born in Kansas City and her sister Zitell died in Kansas City. After the death of Zitell, the family moved back to Hamilton prior to the birth of her brother Francis. Mrs. Lockwood’s family moved to London, Ontario prior to the birth of her sister Aileen. In the spring of 1926, Mrs. Phyllis Lockwood graduated from the Victoria Hospital School of Nursing in London (Ontario). Her sister Aileen Victoria Hallett also graduated as a nurse and married Dr. Albert Edward Letts.
Dr. Lockwood’s medical 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.
Dr. Lockwood retired around 1974.
He died on the 13th of December, 1991. Dr Lockwood was buried at Oakland Cemetery.
At the time of his death Dr. Lockwood was married to Edith Gertrude Earle who was a registered nurse. Mrs. Lockwood was born in Toronto on the 18th of February, 1913. She was the youngest of 2 children born 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 were 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.
*Dr. Lockwood’s brother, Henry Beasley Lockwood enlisted during WWI with the Canadian Armed Services on the 9th of July, 1917.
**Mrs. Lockwood’s brother Augustus Frederick Hallett served with the Canadian Air Force during WWI and he served with the United States Armed Services during WWII.