William Harris Galloway

5 May 1871–18 December 1948 (Age 77)
Morgan, Illinois, United States

The Life of William Harris

When William Harris Galloway was born on 5 May 1871, in Morgan, Illinois, United States, his father, James W Galloway, was 27 and his mother, Ann E McAlister, was 20. He married Leah Elvira Smith on 27 December 1893, in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Cedar Falls, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois, United States in 1930. He died on 18 December 1948, at the age of 77, and was buried in Murrayville, Morgan, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Harris Galloway
Leah Elvira Smith
Marriage: 27 December 1893
Lelia Ann Galloway
Raymond R Galloway
James Clifton Galloway

Spouse and Children

27 December 1893
Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois, United States


    Lelia Ann Galloway



    James Clifton Galloway


Parents and Siblings

    James W Galloway


    Ann E McAlister




World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 6

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 21

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

Name Meaning

Scottish: regional name from Galloway in southwestern Scotland, named as ‘place of the foreign Gaels’, from Gaelic gall ‘foreigner’ + Gaidheal ‘Gael’. From the 8th century or before it was a province of Anglian Northumbria. In the 9th century it was settled by mixed Gaelic-Norse inhabitants from the Hebrides and Isle of Man.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Gallaway, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William H Galloway, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Wm Galloway, "United States Census, 1900"

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