John Garnett Stephenson

b. 18 September 1875

John Garnett Stephenson, 1875-
  • John Garnett Stephenson appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 1920 MA Hampden Springfield

    John G Stephenson brother 42 Div CT/NY/WA Musician Audio OA

    HoH: Mary I? Young 54 Wid.
  • He was born on 18 September 1875 in Forestville, Hartford County, Connecticut.
  • The following appeared on 28 September 1913 in the Buffalo Courier: John G. Stephenson, concert baritone and teacher of the art of singing is meeting with fine success since coming to Buffalo six months ago. He has a large class of pupils and his ability as a musician is such as to fit hm for splendid work. He is an accomplished pianist and as a singer he has won flattering success in the east. He is a pupil of Emilio di Gogorza and his voice, which is a baritone of dramatic scope, is used with artistic intelligence, while his style is manly and convincing. In oratorio concert and church work he enjoys a wide reputation. He will give several out-of-town recitals this season.
         Mr. Stephenson has been engaged to sing the baritone solos in the production of Sullivan's "The Prodigal Son," which will be given at the First church in this city, under the direction of Dr. Waith, the first Sunday in November at 4 o'clock in the afternoon.
  • He married Marjorie Virginia Harwood, daughter of John L. Harwood and Martha Belle Dart, on 11 March 1915 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York, at West Utica Avenue, at the home of the bride's grandparents, with the Rev. Richard Boynton officiating. They divorced not long afterward.
  • The following appeared on 13 March 1915 in the Buffalo Courier: Mrs. Martha Harwood announces the marriage of her daughter Marjorie Virginia to John G. Stephenson of this city, which took place Thursday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Constantine in West Utica street, grandparents of the bride, the Rev. Richard Boynton officiating.
  • Frederick W. Constantine and Sarah Virginia Stuart appeared in the New York state census of 1 June 1915 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York, at 394 West Utica Avenue. Other members of the household included John Garnett Stephenson, Martha Belle Dart and Marjorie Virginia Harwood.
  • He was a teacher of voice culture, according to the 1915 census.
  • The following appeared on 28 May 1916 in the Buffalo Courier: John G. Stephenson has issued invitations for a musicale this afternoon at his studio, No. 468 Elmwood avenue, near Hodge avenue. This will be the first pupils' recital Mr. Stephenson has given since he took up his residence in Buffalo some four years ago.
         Mrs. Stephenson has a mezzo soprano voice of lovely quality, and Mr. Emery, baritone, has won considerable success in concert. These singers will be assisted by Mme. Casassa and William J. Gomph at the piano. The programme reads: . . .
  • The following appeared on 16 September 1916 in the Buffalo Evening News: John G. Stephenson of the Stephenson Studio of Voice culture, has returned to the city after having spent his vacation in Massachusetts. He has reopened his studio at 463 Elmwood avenue, at Hodge avenue.
  • John Garnett Stephenson registered for the draft on 12 September 1918 in Hampden County, Massachusetts, while living in Springfield, and employed there as a voice teacher. Nearest relative is Mrs. Marjorie Stephenson, 394 West Utica, Buffalo, New York.
  • In November 1920, John Garnett Stephenson was living in Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, at the time his former wife Marjorie applied for a passport.
  • Last Edited: 25 Sep 2014

Family: Marjorie Virginia Harwood b. 12 November 1895, d. 16 March 1948