Bio: Stallard, Burton J. (History = 1877)



----Source: History of Clark County, Wisconsin (1918, pg. 528)




Above: Stallard home in Humbird, Wis. (circa 1915)

Left: Burton J. Stallard of Humbird, WI

BURTON J. STALLARD, a well known banker and business man of Hurnbird, Wis., of which place he is one of the leading citizens, was born in Jackson County, Wis., Mar. 16, 1877. His parents, John T. and Elizabeth (Wilson) Stallard, were natives of England, the father coming to America at the age of 11 with his parents, who settled in New York State, where subsequently he engaged in farming. His wife, mother of Burton J., was 9 years old when she came to this country, her parents settling in New York. John T. Stallard located in Wisconsin in August, 1865, buying a farm in Jackson County. He had to carve a home from the wilderness, as his land, and the country around, was wild at that time.


In the fall of 1895 he moved to Humbird, where he is still living. He and his wife reared six children: John Edward, Henry W., Mabel L., Alice M. and Burton J. Mabel is now Mrs. F. A. Shutte, of Humbird, and Alice the wife of A. S. Huyek of Duluth. In the spring of 1898, at the age of 21 years, Burton J. Stallard went to Altoona, Wis., where he started in business as a merchant with a capital of $50, and an experience of only nine months in mercantile affairs. He showed capacity, however, and made good progress until the spring of 1901, when his store was destroyed by fire. He then removed to Humbird, where he made a new start, this time with $2,000 capital.


His energy and pluck, combined with strict commercial honesty soon won for him a high place in the regard of his townsmen and by 1904 he had to find a larger building to accommodate his growing trade. He, therefore, erected a fine new brick building, which he occupied until he sold the business to his brother-in-law, F. A. Shutte, in 1914. Mr. Stallard then became cashier of the First State, Bank of Humbird, of which institution he was one of the organizers in 1909, and its president from that time to 1914. The position of cashier he still retains. He is also president of the Farmers' Life Insurance Company, a local corporation organized in 1905. He was one of the organizers of the Humbird Co-operative Creamery and is now its secretary and treasurer. Since 1913 he has served as treasurer of District School Board, No. 1. A member of the Masonic order, having served as master of Humbird Lodge, No. 191, A. F. A. M., at Humbird.


On Dec. 23, 1900, Mr. Stallard was united in marriage with Bertha M. Waters, who was born Nov. 14, 1877, in Clark County, daughter of James and Sarah (Noyes) Waters. Her parents came to this county at an early date, her father being engaged in the lumber business for years, and for some time owning and operating a saw-mill at Chelsea, Wis. He is now residing in Humbird, and is a widower, his wife having died in 1897. They had one other child, Willard E. Mr. and Mrs. Stallard have a family of three children: Alton V., born Oct. 13, 1901 Burton J., Jr., born Nov. l0, 1903, and Elgin G., born Oct. 25, 1906.



----Source: Humbird Enterprise, Humbird Wis., pg. 1, 17 Dec 1904

Mrs. B. J. Stallard is quite sick this week with tonsillitis. Dr. Cole of Black River Falls is attending her.




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