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Family: Dr. Robert Spencer Stone, M.D, L.L.D. / Willena Rose Crawford (F83)

m. 24 Jun 1924


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  • Dr. Robert Spencer Stone, M.D, L.L.D.Father | Male
    Dr. Robert Spencer Stone, M.D, L.L.D.

    Born  5 Jun 1895  Chatham, Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  18 Dec 1966  San Francisco, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Married  24 Jun 1924  [1, 2, 3, 4]  London, Ontario, Canada  [1, 2, 3, 4] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Spencer Stone, "Pen" | F38 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Flora Maud Campbell | F38 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Willena Rose Crawford

    Born  29 Jun 1896  Niagra Falls, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  9 Feb 1975  San Francisco, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Father  John Crawford | F1443 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Martha Rose | F1443 Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Male
    + Robert Spencer Stone, Jr.

    Born  6 Jun 1926  Detroit, MI Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  17 Jun 1989   
    Buried     
    Spouse  Shirley Ileen Zimmerman | F287 
    Married  1950   

    Child 2 | Male
    Ian Crawford Stone

    Born  28 Oct 1928  San Francisco, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  7 Apr 1941   
    Buried     

    Margaret Isobel StoneChild 3 | Female
    + Margaret Isobel Stone

    Born  25 Nov 1929  San Francisco, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  18 Apr 2006  Sacramento, CA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  R. Hager | F2161 
    Married     


  • Sources 
    1. [S891] Charles Levi, Charles Levi, 24 Nov 2003 email to JSH.
      ----Original Message-----
      From: Charles Levi [mailto:clevi@axxent.ca]
      Sent: Monday, November 24, 2003 8:48 AM
      To: jhowell@jhowell.com
      Subject: Howell Family Ancestors -- Robert Spencer Stone

      Dear Mr. Howell,

      I noticed on rootsweb that you had some information posted under ID's
      I129 and I133 about Robert Spencer Stone and Wilhemena Crawford.  I have
      some interest in Wilhemina Crawford because she served as a executive
      member of the University College Womens Undergraduate Association, an
      organization I have been studying for some years.  I have been looking
      for an obituary or death notice for her, if you find one I would be
      grateful.

      While I am contacting you, let me correct some of your information and
      add some more.  According to the records of the University of Toronto,
      Robert Spencer Stone was BA 1919, not 1917 as you indicate.  He enroled
      at the University in 1917, after service in France during WWI with the
      Royal Flying Corps (wounded April 24, 1917).  Since he did not return to
      Canada until November of 1917, it is impossible that he could have
      received his BA in May of that year. [Source: University of Toronto Roll
      of Service 1914-1918.]  Further Robert received his M.B. degree (not
      M.D.) from the University of Toronto 1924.  In those days the University
      still gave the degree of Bachelor of Medicine.  He may have received an
      M.D. at some later date.  That I don't know about.  He lived in Detroit
      from 1925-1928 and then was on staff at the University of California
      from 1928-1962.  He died in San Francisco in 1966.

      Now, as for Wilhemnia, she was born "Wilena Rose Crawford" in June, 1896
      in Niagara Falls, Ontario.  I am pretty sure about 1896, less sure about
      Ontario.  There is a chance she was born in Niagara Falls, N.Y.  Her
      father was John Crawford, a Presbyterian Minister.  She attended high
      school in Chatham and then the University of Toronto, graduating B.A.
      1919 (same year as Robert).  She then went to Detroit to work with the
      YMCA as an industrial inspector.  She married Robert in June, 1924 in
      London, Ontario, according to U of T Alumni records.  In another year or
      two the Provincial marriage records will be available for 1924 and I can
      confirm this.  After that her life is a mystery. although I assume she
      went to California with Robert.

      I hope all that helps, and if you do find anything on the death of
      Wilhemnia, please let me know.  Also, if you have sources that
      contradict my information, I'd like to know about that too.

      Sincerely,


      Charles Levi,
      author, "Comings and Goings: University Students in Canadian Society
      1854-1973"

    2. [S936] Malcolm D. Jones & Glenn E. Sheline, Malcolm D. Jones & Glenn E. Sheline, (http://dynaweb.oac.cdlib.org:8088/dynaweb/uchist/public/inmemoriam/inmemoriam1968/@Generic__BookTextView/1828), Married June 24, 1924.

    3. [S1591] Ontario Canada marriages 1801-1926, Geealogical Research Library, Brampton, ON, (Ancestry.com and Genealogical Research Library (Brampton, Ontario, Canada). Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1801-1926 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA), "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:9Q97-Y39P-ZT5?cc=1784216&wc=3N7R-3TL%3A1584308903%2C1584308901%2C1584310801 : 28 May 2015), Marriage licenses and affidavits > 1924 > no 13381-1433.

    4. [S1721] US Naturalization Records, Naturalization Records. National Archives at Riverside, Peris, California. Naturalization Records. National Archives at San Francisco, San Bruno, California.