Edgar Z Galey

July 1876–10 September 1956 (Age 80)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Edgar Z

When Edgar Z Galey was born in July 1876, in Tennessee, United States, his father, William Galey, was 25 and his mother, Mary Ann Cox, was 22. He married Matti Leater Moseley on 15 December 1900, in Weakley, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Weakley, Tennessee, United States in 1900 and Civil District 15, Weakley, Tennessee, United States for about 30 years. He died on 10 September 1956, in Greenfield, Weakley, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 80.

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Edgar Z Galey
Matti Leater Moseley
Marriage: 15 December 1900
Wayne L Galey

Spouse and Children

15 December 1900
Weakley, Tennessee, United States


Parents and Siblings

    William Galey


    Mary Ann Cox




World Events (8)

1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 2

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 22

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Galley .2 Ukrainian: nickname meaning ‘hasten’, ‘hurry’, from Proto-Slavic galiti ‘to shout’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edgar E Galey in household of William Galey, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Edgor Galey, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Egar Z Galey, "United States Census, 1910"

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