Obit: Stallard, Burton John (1877 - 1939)

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----Source: HUMBIRD ENTERPRISE (Humbird, Clark Co., WI) 9 Sep 1939

Stallard, Burton John (16 MAR 1877 - 1 SEPT 1939)

B. J. Stallard (Included his picture)

Death came to B. J. Stallard at about 2:00 o'clock Friday afternoon, Sept. 1st, at Luther hospital Eau Claire, where he was taken Aug. 19th for treatment for a heart affliction and numerous complications connected. His illness dated back to a slight stroke suffered a few years ago in Madison, while attempting to unhitch the bumpers of his car and another's which caught when he was about to start home. For the past six months he was confined to his home, much of the time in bed, and was out for a short auto ride the day before the complications came. He was taken to the hospital at once, but failed to rally from the illness. The end came peacefully, he retaining his faculties until the last.

Burton John Stallard, youngest of the six children of John T. and Elizabeth Wilson Stallard, was born on a farm in Jackson county March 16, 1877. His home was in Humbird and on the farm nearby throughout his entire life, excepting about three yeras spent in Altoona. In 1895 he moved to this village with his parents and attended high school, and later worked as apprentice telegraph operator. In 1897 he went to Altoona, where he was employed in a store by E. A. Freeman, and in 1898, he engaged in the mercantile business at Altoona in company with F. A. Shute. In May 1901, their store was destroyed by fire, and he returned to Humbird, this village since being his home.

Dec. 23, 1900, Mr. Stallard and Miss Bertha M. Waters were united in marriage. To them were born three sons: Alton V., now of Eau Claire; Burton J., of Wauwatosa; and Elgin G., Eau Claire.

Upon returning to Humbird, Mr. Stallard engaged in the mercantile business in partnership briefly with the late Richard Zerbel (see ad below). The partnership terminated soon after the new brick block was erected, and he continued the business under the caption, "The Store that Wraps in Blue," until 1914, when it was sold to his brother-in-law, F. A. Shute. He was active in the affairs of the village. When the Farmers Life Insurance Association was incorporated in 1905, he was chosen its president and continued as such until the society merged with the National Mutual of Madison; he continued with the latter until failing health caused his retirement, since when he devoted his entire time to his insurance business. He served as treasurer of the school district several terms; and was also secretary and treasurer of the creamery company. In 1909 he was elected as president of the bank, serving as such until 1914 when he became cashier. Mr. Stallard was president of the Mentor Cemetery association from the time of its organization.

The ad above for the Stallard & Zerbel Grocery appeared in The Humbird Enterprise, Humbird Wis., pg. 1, 17 Dec 1904

"The Store That Wraps In Blue"

The B. J. Stallard ad above appeared in The Humbird Enterprise, Humbird Wis., pg. 1, 2 Dec 1905


Mr. Stallard is survived by his wife, and three sons; three brothers: John E., of Madison, Henry W., Humbird, and Frank M., of Lynden, Wash.; and two sisters: Mrs. F. A. Shute, of Altoona, and Mrs. Alice Huyck, of Duluth; and many other near relatives. He attained the age of 62 years, 5 months, and 15 days.

Funeral services were held at the home Monday afternoon, Sept. 4th, and were attended by many relatives and near friends. A great many beautiful floral pieces were banked about the casket. Misses Smith and Tuttle sang, "The Old Rugged Cross," and Jas. C. Rathbone, of Exeter, N. H., a former school mate, sang, "In the Garden." The sermon was given by the Rev. J. H. Norenberg, pastor of the Congregational church in Eau Claire. Deceased was a member of the local Masonic lodge and other Masonic bodies, and the interment rites of the order were given in Mentor cemetery by Atty. A. L. Devos, of Neillsville, who has been associated with him for years in the Farmers Life. Pallbearers who carried him to the final resting place were his three sons, his brother-in-law, W. E. Waters, and two nephews, Forrest Huyck and John Stallard.

Relatives from away attending the services were: Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Shute, Altoona; J. E. Stallard, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Schuchardt, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Williams, Miss Genevieve Waters, Madison; Mrs. Alice Huyck, Forrest Huych, Duluth; Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Rezin, Miss Helen Rezin, Cranmoor; Mrs. Ira Sherwin, Black River Falls.

----Source: Humbird Enterprise, 6 Sep 1942

After the death of Burton Stallard, his wife Bertha, continued their Insurance Company.

The Ad above appeared in the Humbird Enterprise, 6 Sep 1942.



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