Dr. G. H. Stannard is one of the popular physicians of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, where he is engaged in the practice of his chosen profession as physician and surgeon. His offices are located at go6 North Eighth street in that city and his residence at 928 North Sixth street. He was born at Armstrong's Comers, Fond du Lac county, this state, April 7, 1876, his parents being Henry and Eunice (Bryant) Stannard. His paternal grandfather, Captain Erastus Stannard, who was a veteran of the Civil war, commanding Company B, Twenty-seventh Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, suffered death upon one of the battlefields of the great American conflict. The family of Henry Stannard is of English extraction, having emigrated to this country generations ago, settling in the New England states. In 1848 Henry Stannard removed from New York and established his home near Greenbush in Fond du Lac county, Wisconsin. During the Civil war he enlisted as a volunteer and after a brief period, of service as a soldier he was brought home in what was supposed to be a hopeless and dying condition, from which, however, he eventually recovered and reenlisted in the service, being upon his reenlistment commissioned to service at office work. Upon the close of the war he engaged in the mercantile business, in which he continued for a number of years. Later he closed out his interests in the merchandise establishment, and is now living a retired life at Greenbush.
In politics he has always been a devoted and loyal member of the republican party and by that party has been elected as supervisor and chairman of the town board and also has been honored by election to the state assembly. His wife passed out of this life June 11, 1907, and is buried in the family lot in Greenbush cemetery. She was a sister of .General George E. Bryant, who at one time served as adjutant general of the state of Wisconsin and also was honored by election to office as the lieutenant governor. of Wisconsin. He was one of the well known, highly respected and influential men in the councils of his party in both national and state affairs.
Dr. G. H. Stannard was reared in his parents' home and received his elementary education in the country schools of his birthplace and also in the graded public schools of Greenbush. He afterward entered the State Normal School of Oshkosh, graduating from that institution in the year 1895. Immediately following his graduation he was engaged as a traveling salesman for the Northwestern Yeast Company of Chicago. During the year 1900 he took up the study of medicine and after thorough preliminary preparation he entered as a student in the medical department of the Marquette University and there completed the required course of studies in the science of medicine, graduating from that institution with the degree of M. D. in the class of 1904. Immediately following his graduation he located in the city of Sheboygan, where he has since continued in the successful practice of his profession.
On the 1st of June, 1904, at Greenbush, Wisconsin, Dr. Stannard was united in marriage to Miss Maud Thackeray, a daughter of John and Mary Thackeray. Her father is a native of England and emigrated to this country in 1850 in one of the old-type sailing vessels, the journey requiring a period of seven weeks. Upon reaching this country he located upon a farm at Greenbush, Fond du Lac county, Wisconsin, where he has since continued to live. His wife died at her old home at Greenbush in the year 1879 and her body was interred in Greenbush cemetery. John Thackeray is now living retired in the village of Greenbush. To Dr. and Mrs. Stannard one child has been born, Donald Thackeray.
Dr. Stannard gives his political allegiance to the republican party. Fraternally he is identified with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Knights of Pythias. while professionaily he is connected with the American State, District and County Medical Associations. His religious faith is indicated by his membership in the Methodist Episcopal church. Dr. G. H. Stannard, since first establishing himself in the practice of medicine in Sheboygan, has met with deserved and gratifying success, and as his work as a surgeon and general practitioner is proficient, he is recognized as well qualified to Le entrusted with the sacred interests of the health of the people.
Information gathered and adapted from History of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, Past and Present
Carl Zillier, Editor
Pubished by The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1912, Chicago, IL