Eugene Glenn Stackhouse, a lauded member of the General Meade Society of Philadelphia and many historical and genealogical societies, genealogist and author of local history books, and President Emeritus and volunteer of the Germantown Historical Society was buried at West Laurel Hill Cemetery in a green burial ceremony.
Meade Society President Anthony Waskie spoke at the grave site about Gene’s honorable service in the US Army in Germany and then placed a flag in his memory. Dr. Waskie praised Gene’s history work, preservation, membership in the Meade Society, GAR Museum, and other endeavors. Gene said that he always wanted to be buried in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, because his great grandfather is buried there: Major Powell Stackhouse, 198th P.V. (6th Union League Regiment).
The Meade Society offers its sincerest condolences to Gene’s family and friends. Dr. Waskie writes that “Gene was a great historian specializing in Germantown and his preservation work and humanitarian work were extraordinary.”
From the the author’s note in Gene Stackhouse’s Germantown in the Civil War, The History Press, published in 2010 with the support of the Germantown Historical Society:
“Eugene Glenn Stackhouse and his wife moved to East Germantown in 1980, but they began their research into Germantown history long before then. They joined the Germantown Historical Society in 1973, and Mr. Stackhouse was invited to join the board of the Germantown Historical Society in 1993. He served as president of the organization from 1997 to 2001. The author has a degree in biology and worked for a biological publishing company for many years. He was also a part-time professional genealogist. He is now retired.
Mr. Stackhouse was a volunteer researcher at the historical society and began to read many of the accounts of the Civil War in the archives of the society, especially those of Naaman Keyser Ployd. Doing his own family history, he learned of ancestors and relatives who had served in the Civil War. He is a direct descendant of three Union soldiers and a collateral descendant of over two hundred Union veterans. He is a member of the Anna M. Ross Camp One, of the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW). He and his wife live in a house in which two Civil War veterans lived and died.”