Dr. Garner Scullard was born in Chatham, Ontario on the 15th of March, 1894. Dr. Scullard’s father Thomas Scullard was a lawyer and his mother was the former Agnes Kerr. He had an older brother named Frederick Balfour Scullard who was born on the 5th of June, 1891 and a younger brother named Harold John Scullard who died of pneumonia when he was 2 years old. The Scullard family lived on Thames Street in Chatham. Dr. Scullard graduated from Chatham Collegiate Institute in 1911. After graduating from high school he entered The University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine.
Before he graduated from medical school, Dr. Scullard enlisted in WW I in February of 1915 in Toronto, Ontario. He stated on his Attestation Papers that he was a medical student. He served with the No. 2 Casualty Clearing Station. Dr. Scullard saw service in Amarah, Iraq. After his service in WWI, Dr. Scullard returned to Toronto, to complete his medical studies. Dr. Scullard graduated M.B. from The University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine in 1916.
After the war, Dr. Scullard completed a post-graduate course then he began practicing medicine in Chatham around 1920. Dr. Scullard advertised his medical practice in the 1922-1923 Vernon City of Chatham Business Directory. His office was located at 40 Fifth Street.
Dr. Scullard married Elsie “Mildred” Thompson on the 24th of November, 1932. They were married at the bride’s home in Mt Horeb. Her uncle, Rev. C. S. Thompson conducted the ceremony. Mrs. Scullard was born on the 31st of January 1907 in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, the eldest child of Dr. Albert S. Thompson and the former Marie Anderson. Mrs. Scullard was raised primarily in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, where her father was a family physician. Mrs. Scullard’s mother died in 1913 leaving behind Mrs. Scullard and a younger brother named Sanford Jarrold Thompson. Her father married Emma Amelia Paulson on the 30th of June, 1915 and they had 3 more children; Florence “Ruth” Thompson, Frederic Albert Thompson and Gertrude Alice Thompson.
Dr. Scullard was living in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, at the time of his marriage. Dr. Scullard was listed in the 1935 and the 1937 Eau Claire, Wisconsin City Directory as a pathologist at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire. Dr. and Mrs. Scullard moved to Watertown, New York in the latter part of 1937. According to the 1940 U.S. Census, Dr. and Mrs. Scullard were living in Watertown with their 3 sons; Thomas Frederick Scullard who was 6, Richard Garner Scullard who was 4 and Michael Scullard who was 8 months old. Their son Peter Scullard was born sometime after the 1940 census was completed. Dr. Scullard was a pathologist at the House of the Good Samaritan and Mercy Hospital.
Dr. Scullard completed a draft registration card during WWII. When he enlisted, he was still working at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Watertown, N.Y., and resided at 277 Thompson Blvd. By 1951 he was the Director of the Montgomery County Laboratory in Amsterdam, New York.
Dr. Scullard died on the 1st of January, 1987. Mrs. Scullard died on the 25th of November, 1991 at her residence in Canandaigua, New York.
*Dr. Scullard and his brother Frederick Scullard are featured on the ‘Gathering Our Heroes’ website.
**Mrs. Scullard’s father served with the United States Military during WWII.