Gilbert Alva Galloway

5 September 1905–3 June 1982 (Age 76)
Montrose, Montrose, Colorado, United States

The Life of Gilbert Alva

When Gilbert Alva Galloway was born on 5 September 1905, in Montrose, Montrose, Colorado, United States, his father, Alva Wade Galloway, was 44 and his mother, Luanna Temple, was 35. He married Elaine Vada Wahl on 5 June 1930, in Josephine, Oregon, United States. He lived in Scotia, Humboldt, California, United States in 1930 and Fortuna Judicial Township, Humboldt, California, United States in 1940. He died on 3 June 1982, in Trinity, California, United States, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Gilbert Alva Galloway
Elaine Vada Wahl
Marriage: 5 June 1930

Spouse and Children

5 June 1930
Josephine, Oregon, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Alva Wade Galloway


    Luanna Temple




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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 1

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

Age 22

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Gilbert Galloway in household of Leon Jeffries, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gilbert Galloway in household of Elaine Galloway, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gilbert Galloway in household of Alva Galloway, "United States Census, 1920"

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