Monterey County California Genealogy and History

Monterey County: Biographies


Edwin Ross Stalter, of 466 Gibson street, Pacific Grove, a general contractor of wide and varied experience was born on a farm in Kansas, December 3, 1874, the son of John and Jane (Bryan) Stalter, a couple highly esteemed for their honest worth, and their usefulness in their day and generation. The father was a successful rancher in Kansas, and after coming to California, in 1907. he cultivated land at Modesto.

Edwin Ross Stalter attended the public schools of Kansas and then helped his father to manage the home farm. In young manhood he engaged in various occupations, and among his experiences was that of clerking in a furniture store. In 1903 he came out to Pacific Grove, California, and for three years followed carpenter work, after which he engaged in building for himself. He had always displayed ability at designing and draughting and from the beginning was successful. Satisfied patrons were his best advertisement and his business steadily grew. He erected the residence of Mrs. H. B. Chase on Ocean View boulevard; also the Dan Murphy home at Pebble Beach; and for Mrs. M. E. Tucker he built three houses at Pacific Grove. He confines his efforts to the construction of fine private residences, and his liberal patronage is well merited.

Mr. Stalter was united in marriage to Miss Nora Moore, an old schoolmate, and two children have been born to them: Vern and Harold, now associated with their father in contracting. Vern was in the United States army during the World war. In politics Mr. Stalter is a republican where national issues are involved but in local elections votes independently.

Source: History of Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties, California : cradle of California's history and romance : dating from the planting of the cross of Christendom upon the shores of Monterey Bay by Fr. Junipero Serra, and those intrepid adventurers who accompanied him, down to the present day. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1925, 890 pgs.