Merced Sun Star
May 7, 1956
Barry J. Dallas, Valley Pioneer, Dies Saturday
Barry J. Dallas, pioneer of the San Joaquin Valley, died at Merced Hospital
Saturday afternoon after an extended illness. He was born Aug. 6, 1885 at
Modesto, son of William and Mary Dallas, pioneers of that area.
His brothers, William and Al preceded him in death. Mr. Dallas spent his life
in the valley and made his home in Merced since 1906. He was a graduate of
Lick Wilmerding Architectural School in San Francisco.
He was married to Callie Baxter Remington on Nov. 3, 1921 and their home has
been at 2306 K. St., since.
For years Mr. Dallas was associated with his brother, William in the farming
buisness both in Merced and Stanislaus counties.
In 1932 he was employed as Merced County Fire Chief in which capacity he
served for 12 years. He was retired after he received smoke injuries in the
burning of the McSwain School in 1944.
He was the organizer of the California Rural Fire Association and was made a
life member of that organization. He has been a member of Merced Lodge of Elks
for 40 years.
He is survived by his widow Callie Dallas, his nephew Theodore Dallas of
Atwater and nieces Mrs. Adeline Pastorello, San Jose; Mrs. Mary Pennington,
Mt. Clair, N. J., and Mrs. Claire Angell, San Francisco.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m., at Ivers and Alcorn Mission
chapel and burial will be in the family plot at Modesto Odd Fellows cemetery.
The Rev. Gerald Lowe of the First Methodist Church will officiate.