William K. Stalcup Otero County, New Mexico

William K. Stalcup, engaged in the real estate and insurance business in Alamogordo, was born in Tennessee, but, when two years of age, was taken to Missouri, where he was reared, acquiring a public school education there. At the age of twenty-one he went to Fort Smith, Arkansas, and spent six years in the office of the County clerk. He afterward spent one year in Denver, and in pioneer days made his way to the Pecos valley, where he assisted in the construction of the Pecos Valley & Northeastern railroad, from Pecos to Carlsbad. While residing in the latter place he was chosen deputy County clerk of Eddy County for a two-year term, and was also for two years justice of the peace there.

In 1898 Mr. Stalcup came to Alamogordo to assist in founding the town and aided literally in its building, and has since been closely associated with its development and progress. At La Luz he was bookkeeper for Charles Meyer. He was afterward elected County clerk of Otero County upon the Democratic ticket, in the fall of 1900, and his capable service during the first term led to his re-election. Since his retirement from office, on the 1st of January, 1905, he has given his attention to his present business, conducting a real estate, insurance and abstract office. His clientage in this line has already reached gratifying proportions. Fraternally he is an Odd Fellow, and is a past chancellor of the Knights of Pythias Lodge.

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Source: History of New Mexico, Its Resources and People, Volume II, Pacific States Publishing Co., 1907.

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