Bio: Burlingame, Allah E. (1914)


Surnames: Burlingame, Olin, LaLiberty

----Source: History of Eau Claire County Wisconsin (1914) pages 663-664

Allah E. Burlingame, former president, treasurer and general manager of the A. E. Burlingame Company, wholesale and retail dealers in cigars and tobacco, was born at Ripon, Wisconsin, December 7, 1873, the son of Henry H. and Elmira (Olin) Burlingame, natives of Indiana and Dartford, Wisconsin, respectively. His paternal grandfather, Wanton Burlingame, was one of the pioneers of Fond-du-Lac county, Wisconsin, where he took up and purchased large tracts of land at $1.25 per acre, and was one of the largest land holders of his day in that section of the state. In later life, he returned to Indiana and purchased the old homestead near LaPorte which he had previously taken up from the government, and there he lived and died. Henry H., father of our subject, was reared in Fond-du-Lac county, where he followed farming until 1891, when he became connected with the post office department, being appointed one of the first rural mail carriers out of Ripon. After a continuous service of eight years, he died in 1899 at the age of 67 years. His wife, Elmira, mother of our subject, is a daughter of Almon and Margaret Olin, pioneers of Green Lake county, Wisconsin. They were the parents of three children, Charles, Grant and Allah E.

Mr. Burlingame was reared on the home farm in Fond-du-Lac county, remaining- there until he reached the age of 18 years. He was educated in the Ripon high school and Ripon college, and for eight years after finishing his schooling, he was employed as clerk and bookkeeper in various hotels in Wisconsin and elsewhere. In 1903 he embarked in the retail cigar business in Marinette, Wisconsin, which he conducted for two years, and in which he retained an interest up to his death. He formed the Burlingame Company which has branch stores in Wausau, Chippewa Falls and Stevens Point. They own their own building which they occupy at Chippewa Falls, and also the Wilson block at Eau Claire.

On January 7, 1899, Mr. Burlingame married DeLaphene, daughter of Everest LaLiberty, of Marinette, Wisconsin, and four children were born, viz.: Burnadette, Allah, Dorothy and Beatrice. Mr. Burlingame was a resident of Eau Claire from April, 1907. He was a 32d degree Mason, a Shriner and a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Knights of Pythias, the Y. M. C. A., and the Eau Claire Club. He was an honorable and successful business man and a prominent factor in both the business and social life of Eau Claire, and his death in the prime of life is deplored by a wide circle of friends.



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