Biographical Sketch of W. R. Barnard, Dr.

Barnard and Galley, D. V. S. As veterinarians one of the best equipped firms in the State of Kansas is that of Barnard & Galley of Belleville. In a few years they have acquired a practice extending all over Republic County, and they are both accomplished young men, scientific and practical, and valuable adjuncts to the business of agriculture and animal husbandry in their section of the state.

The senior member of this firm, W. R. Barnard, is a native of Kansas, born in 1880, and a son of W. A. and Hannah Barnard. His parents were Illinois people and in September, 1878, came to Kansas. Doctor Barnard was one of three children, but the only other one still living is his sister Hattie.

Educated in the common schools, Doctor Barnard showed from early youth an inclination for the handling of livestock, and early determined upon veterinary surgery as a vocation. He entered the Kansas City Veterinary College and was graduated there in 1909. Since then he had been in active practice in Belleville. In December, 1915, he formed a copartnership with Dr. F. W. Galley. This firm had built and furnished with the most modern equipment an office and hospital for the treatment of all kinds of domestic animals. On January 22, 1915, the State Board of Agriculture honored Doctor Barnard by appointment to the office of veterinarian. He is also secretary of the Republic County Agricultural Association. Besides attending to the duties of his profession he is a member of the city council of Belleville and is affiliated with the Masonic order and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

Dr. F. W. Galley, his junior associate in practice, is also a Kansan, and was born in Osborne County in 1889. He is the oldest of the five children of C. E. and Eliza Galley, his father a Pennsylvanian and his mother a native of Indiana. In 1888 his parents came to Kansas. Their other children are: Edna, Al, Ruth and Anna.

Reared and educated in Osborne County, Doctor Galley attended both the common and high schools and then entered the Chicago Veterinary College, where he was graduated in 1912. He is one of the very capable members of his profession in the State of Kansas. In 1913 Doctor Galley married Miss Ola Smith. Fraternally he is affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.



Connelley, William E. A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans. Chicago : Lewis, 1918. 5v. Biographies can be accessed from this page: Kansas and Kansans Biographies.

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