Victor Adolph Galloway Jr

25 September 1943–25 January 1969 (Age 25)
Houston, Harris, Texas, United States

The Life of Victor Adolph

When Victor Adolph Galloway Jr was born on 25 September 1943, in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States, his father, Victor Adolph Galloway, was 29 and his mother, Mary Etter Collins, was 26. He died on 25 January 1969, in Livingston, Polk, Texas, United States, at the age of 25, and was buried in Peebles Cemetery, Providence, Polk, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Victor Adolph Galloway
1914–1998
Mary Etter Collins
1917–1990
Victor Adolph Galloway Jr
1943–1969

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World Events (3)

1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 1

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 2

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.
1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 6

One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.

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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  • Victor Galloway, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Victor Jr. Galloway, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"

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