Parents: Albert and Ann
Diane Williams -Stallman
Friday, July 23, 2010
children:: April, Alicia, Kacy
|Clockwise: Diane, Eddie, April, Alicia, Kacy,
||9 Sep 1970, Houston
||Ed and Diane, 2006,
April and Alicia
Jeff and Alicia
Alicia, Warren and Olen
|Milton and April
Edward Albert Stallman was born Dec. 10, 1949, at Chamberlain, Brule County, SD to Albert and Anna
was brought home to the Stallman
Cafe at Reliance. He was raised on
his Grandmother Anna
Stallman's farm southeast of Reliance under the care of his Aunt Victoria, along
with his sister, Sandy.
He began his schooling at North Cooper School as did his father before him. In
1960, following Grandma's
Sandy and Eddie moved into Reliance.
He attended school in
town until after his father
passed away in 1962. He moved to Farmington to be near his sisters. In 1965, he
headed for Houston,
where Pegge and her family had moved) on his motorcycle.
Sept. 9, 1970, Eddie married Linda Diane Williams in Houston, Harris County,
Texas. Diane was born
Sept. 7, 1950, in Houston. They were to have three daughters,
two of whom were
*twins (Alicia and April)
and Kacy. Needless to say, it was quite a
surprise to everyone when the twins
arrived since there were none on either
side of their families.
Diane attended college and graduated in 1986, number one in a class of 500. She
kept books for Eddie in
his housing construction business (Edward A. Stallman
Const.) She was also an
sketch artist in her own right. She is an eighth grade Science teacher in the
Houston School District and
as one of the teachers vying for the privilege of riding in
space program's Challenger.
Eddie is an avid ham operator and in 1984 was acknowledged as one of less than
300 hams who made
contact with the space shuttle Columbia. In this world of
technology he is an
avid computer operator/builder
and likes to keep up with everything
with all of
the latest downloads
In 1983, while in South Dakota, Eddie stumbled onto a strange coincidence in that
there are three ham
operators in the Reliance area. All three of them live on
farms that were
originally Stallman farms.
He has a few awards and accomplishments he is reluctant to
talk about, but I'll try to get someone to tell us for him.
They have always made their home at
Cypress, however, they purchased an acreage in the Hemstead area and he
them a new home. He is now one of
those landowners who has a "hayer"
who comes in and takes care of his haying needs two
or three times a summer.
Finally, he has returned to "farm country" and
continues to ply his construction
trade from there until time to retire.
They are enjoying being grandparents
to two boys, Olin and Warren.
* Eddie and Diane were the third of three couples of us fifth-generation Stallmans to have twins. Other
twins were born to Don
and Mildred Voss Portz and Erwin
and Lori King Hatting. Note: We now
have another set of twins in this family of ours. They Matthew and Ella Mae,
children of David and Linda Rogers-Grooters; grandchildren of
Charlie and Mary
Albert and Anna Black-Stallman
09 October, 1938
Frances, Barbara, Pegge, Sandy, Eddie, Kelly, Karel.
1964, Farmington, NM
Victoria's 80th birthday
| St. Mary's Church
|| Church and house
sketches by DianeStallman
||Victoria's (Eddie's and
|Eddie and Uncle Paul,
|| Sandy and Eddie, Oacoma
||Eddie and Frances