Charles M. Stoneman was
born in 1917, son of Albert and Bertha Stoneman.
He was from Marion County, Ohio.
His niece, Penny
Fraley Richardson, writes: "His nickname was
"Pete". Pete was one of the first men drafted
from Marion County and his name appeared in the
November 14, 1940 edition of the Marion Star. He lived at 629 Ballentine with his parents,
Albert LeRoy and Bertha Alberta Healey Stoneman. Pete was one of
six children. His brother James
also fought in the War.
children and lavished gifts on his nieces and
nephews. Before he left for the war he bought
one niece a red wagon."
He enlisted into
the Army on December 9, 1942 in Columbus, Ohio.
At the time he was employed as either a truck
driver or chauffeur.