Martha A "Mattie" Gallagher

16 November 1868–1 February 1903 (Age 34)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Martha A "Mattie"

When Martha A "Mattie" Gallagher was born on 16 November 1868, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Thomas L. Gallagher, was 26 and her mother, Nancy Julina Jones, was 19. She married John Nelson Ivie on 7 June 1885. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 1 February 1903, in Webb City, Jasper, Missouri, United States, at the age of 34.

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Family Time Line

John Nelson Ivie
Martha A "Mattie" Gallagher
Marriage: 7 June 1885
Charles Carl Ivie

Spouse and Children

7 June 1885


Parents and Siblings

    Thomas L. Gallagher


    Nancy Julina Jones





    John Gallagher


    Rosa Gallagher



    Edward Gallagher


World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1870 · Giving all the right to vote

Age 2

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 10

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.

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gallchobhair ‘descendant of Gallchobhar’, a personal name from the elements gall ‘strange’, ‘foreign’ + cabhair ‘help’, ‘support’.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Mattie A. Gallagher, "Missouri Marriages, 1750-1920"

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