"F. H. Stansfield is a comedian that does not crack stale jokes and sing stale songs, and his act is full of the spirit of
He was well received."
(The Morning Oregonian; June 30,1905)
"F. H. Stansfield, Droll Barnyard Imitator" (The Sunday Oregonian; MARCH 11, 1906)
"Many musical numbers are introduced including F. H. Stansfield's original reuben specialty, 'Echoes from the Barnyard."
(South Bend News-Times: Volume 31, Number 351; December 10, 1914 )
"There is nothing remarkable in the sketch, unless it be the acting of F. H. Stansfield"
(Duluth Evening Herald; February 9, 1914)
Subject: Minnesota Stansfields
Author: Kerrie Stansfield
Date: Sunday, July 16, 2000
My grandfather Francis Allen Stansfield lived in Osakis Minnesota and was one of the two largest distributors of one-armed bandits up and down Minnesota from 1895 through 1945. My grandmother was a vaudeville performer (piano/singing) and they met in Minneapolis during one of her shows. Please contact me if you need more information -- we have several relatives up around the Alexandria area also.
Unique Theatre (LA) vaudeville/1905