Henrietta Galley

15 December 1893–27 July 1996 (Age 102)
Vanderbilt, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Henrietta

When Henrietta Galley was born on 15 December 1893, in Vanderbilt, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John Kennedy Ewing Galley, was 36 and her mother, Magdalene Foster, was 33. She married Allen Snyder Edwards on 9 August 1921, in Dickerson Run, Dunbar Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Franklin Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States for about 20 years. She died on 27 July 1996, in Dunbar, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 102, and was buried in Silver Spring, Montgomery, Maryland, United States.

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Allen Snyder Edwards
Henrietta Galley
Marriage: 9 August 1921
Alletta Prentis Edwards

Spouse and Children

9 August 1921
Dickerson Run, Dunbar Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 12

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 

Age 27

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

1 English: metonymic occupational name for a seaman, from Middle English galy(e) ‘ship’, ‘barge’ (Old French galie, of uncertain origin).2 English: nickname for someone who had been on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, from a reduced form of the place name Galilee.3 Scottish: variant of Gall 1, from the derivative gallda or the collective form gallaich.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Henrietta Galley in household of Ewing Galley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Henrietta Galley in household of Ewing Galley, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Henrietta Galley in household of J K Ewing Galley, "United States Census, 1900"

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