George Washington Gallup

12 March 1844–4 June 1904 (Age 60)
Erie, New York, United States

The Life Summary of George Washington

When George Washington Gallup was born on 12 March 1844, in Erie, New York, United States, his father, John Gallup Jr., was 32 and his mother, Henrietta Amanda Dilley, was 26. He married Rhoda Ann Stidham on 12 March 1865, in Wheeler, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Iowa, United States in 1870 and Deadwood, Lawrence, South Dakota, United States in 1900. He died on 4 June 1904, in Wheeler, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Wheeler Grove Cemetery, Wheeler, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Gallup
Rhoda Ann Stidham
Marriage: 12 March 1865
David Oliver Gallup
Annie Henrietta Gallup
Hattie Miriam Gallup
Blanche Gallup
Clarence Stidham Gallup

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 March 1865Wheeler, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1857 · Bountiful Tabernacle Groundbreaking
    Age 13
    The groundbreaking of the Bountiful Tabernacle began with the dedicatory prayer given by Lorenzo Snow on a cold February morning in 1857. The building was designed by Augustus Farnham.
    Age 19
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English (Sussex): nickname possibly from Middle English galop (Old French galop) ‘gallop’ (the fastest pace of a horse) and given to one who habitually rode at speed, either through temperament or by occupation as a messenger. The surname itself has not been found before the 16th century, so it may be a shortened form of Galpin (earlier Galopin), which has a very similar post-medieval distribution and original sense. This form of the surname is now rare in Britain.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (19)

    • George W Gallup in household of John Gallup, "United States Census, 1860"
    • George Gallup in entry for Clarence Gallup and Gesine Mannott, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
    • G W Gallup, "United States Census, 1870"

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