1848: Father dies in Ireland during potato famine. (Obituary)
1849: Arrives in America (censuses), with mother and younger siblings. (From obituary)
1853: Family settles in Sandersfield (Probably Sandisfield), Mass. (From obituary)
1860:Works as farm labor on the farm of Thomas Walsh and Bridget Gallagher Walsh, near Grandby, CT. (1860 Census)
4 September 1860: Appears at court for intent of final naturalization in County of Hartford, CT. Listed as resident of Grandby. (Conn. Naturalization papers)
1864: Goes to California to seek his fortune. (Obituary)
1868: Settles in Westport Township, Pope County, Minnesota. (Obituary)
1 September 1869: Purchases NE1/4 Sec. 6, Twp 118 R.35, Kandiyohi Co, in a cash sale (BLM records).
1869: Marries Catherine McCanna. (Obituary)
6 November 1869: Files for homestead on Section 17, T.126 R.36, Westport TWP, Pope Co., MN (Final affidivate of Homestead Claim)
7 November 1870: Becomes a Naturalized Citizen again (first papers were lost) at Douglas County Court, Alexandria, MN.
20 January 1872: William Henry born in Westport Township, Minnesota. (Birth certificate)
4 November, 1872: James Gallagher of Green Lake, Kandiyohi Co., grants a Mortgage to Thomas W. Gallagher on the Kandiyohi property (Mortgage deed records)
22 February 1874: Myles Edwin born in Westport Township, Minnesota. (Birth certificate)
20 August 1875: Anne E. born in Westport Township, Minnesota. (Birth records)
22 April 1877: Margaret Jane born in Westport Township, Minnesota. (Birth records)
6 November 1877: Final Affidavit filed with District Judge Clerk for homestead claim. (Homestead records)
24 April 1878: Final Homestead Certificate Granted for the Westport tract. (Homestead records)
December 1878: James Emmett Gallagher born. (Birth records)
20 August 1881: Thomas Gallagher born in Westport Township, Pope County, Minnesota. (Birth records)
1883: Listed as one of the founders of "Our Lady of the Lake" Catholic Church, Villard, Pope County, Minnesota. (Church records)
28 February 1883: Thomas Gallagher, son of Thomas W. and Catherine, dies. (Obituary)
31 December 1886: Catherine McCanna Gallagher dies. (Death records)
6 June 1888: Sells Westport Township farm. (Land records)
June 1888: Leaves Minnesota.
1889: Marries Mary Anne Doyle in Albany, New York. (Family records)
21 March 1890: Mary Elizabeth (Mae) Gallagher born in Illinois. (Notes and 1910 Census)
6 June 1892: Lucie Gallagher born in Wisconsin. (Notes and 1910 Census)
9 December 1893: Edward T. Gallagher born in Superior, Wisconsin. (Family records)
1894: Returned to Minnesota and settled on a farm in Kandoka Township, Todd County, Minnesota. (Obituary and 1900 Census)
9 January 1895: Eleanor born in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. (Family records)
1 March 1897: Francis J. born in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. (Family records)
1905: Moved into Sauk Centre, Stearns County, Minnesota. (Obituary)
14 December 1923: Thomas W. Gallagher dies. Funeral at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church at Sauk Centre, Minnesota. Burial at Calvary Cemetery, "The Irish Cemetery". (Obituary)
Ed, with sons George and Donald, bought out Byron Lebert in 1940. The store operated on Fifth Street for seventeen years before expanding to the former Johndahl Bakery on Front Street. The Gallaghers also raised and butchered their own beef for the meat market. The cattle operation was located east of Glasgow on the Fort Peck Highway.
After their five children were raised, Hazel became bookkeeper for the firm. She continued until Ed's death in 1970 and then worked in some capacity for the store until the age of 85.
In 1960, the business moved from downtown to GALLAGHER'S FOODLINER on Highway 2 West, operated by George and Donald until 1983 when the store was sold.
George Thomas was born Aug. 18, 1915 and Inez Mae Feb. 14, 1917, the year the family moved to Montana to homestead. Donald Fremont was born Jan. 5, 1919, Kathleen on Nov. 6, 1921 and Francis March 20, 1929.
George married Birdie Agre June 11, 1938 and they lived in Glasgow all their lives except for a few years in Oregon.
Mae was married in 1938 to Ray Bradley. Mae died in 1967.
Donald and Dorothy Christenson were married June, 1939 and she died in 1962. Don died in 1999. Donald lived in Glasgow all of his adult life.
Kathleen married Darrell Shurtliff in 1943.
Francis was married in 1957 to Bernadine Donahue.
In 1934 Ed and Hazel bought their home at 212 2nd Ave. N. in Glasgow Hazel moved in 1986. Ed passed away in 1970 and Hazel in 1993. In Jan. of 2000 they had three living children, 27 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren and 37 great-great grandchildren.
Before c1800: b. Michael Gallagher, father of James, Ireland (James marriage certificate)
1800/02 b: Ann/Margaret (Mother of James) (Census', marriage certificate of son James)
30 July 1827 b: James Gallagher born Co. Sligo, Ire. (Death cert., history of Kandyohi Co., MN)
9 Nov. 1827: Mary Foley (future wife of James) born in Queenstown, Cork Co., Ireland (Obit)
1849: James immigrates to U.S. (Hist. of Kandiyohi Co., MN), Probably with family
1850: Mary Foley immigrates to the United States, settling in Sandersfield (Sandisfield) MA (Obit)
20 Aug. 1850: A James Gallagher and family is listed living with the Thomas Rileys in New Marlboro, Berkshire, MA (Census). Note:
1 June 1855: James, et al, living in Sandisfield, Berkshire, MA. (Census)
29 Sept. 1855: James weds Mary Foley in Pittsfield, Berkshire, MA. (Marriage cert.)
May 1856: James "Ghallager" enrolled in the town militia of Sandisfield. (Sandisfield town vital records)
12 Sept. 1856: A male child, John, is born to James Gallagher, resident of Sandisfield. (Sandisfield birth register)
May 1857: James "Glaller" enrolled in Town of Sandisfield. (Sandisfield Town records)
21 May 1858: James Gallagher enrolled in Town of Sandisfield. (Sanisfield Town records) Note: As of 1859, James is no longer listed in the town enrollment.
1 May 1859: James, Mary & Family relocate to "Lakefield" (probably Lakeville), MN. (Mary's obit)
25 July 1860: Census of this date has a James Gallagher, of the right age, wife Mary and 3-year-old son John born in MA, farming in Lakeville Twp., Dakota Co., MN. (Confirmed in Mary's obit)
10 Sept. 1860: Mary Ann Gallagher born, probably Dakota Co., MN. Baptized in Cathedral of St. Paul, St. Paul, MN on 12 April 1861.(Cathedral records)
1865: James, Mary, John and Mary reside in Lakeville, Dakota Co., MN. (Census)
27 Apr. 1868: James is naturalized in Shakopee, Scott Co., MN. (Naturalization certificate, NARA)
1 Nov. 1868: James and family move to Monongolia (now Kandiyohi) County as some of the early settlers. (Mary's obit)
18 July 1870: James and family (2 children) "entered upon and made settlement" on his land, MN.
4 Nov. 1872: James Gallagher grants mortgage to Thomas W. Gallagher of Westport, Pope Co., on the NE 1/4 Sec. 6, T. 118, R. 35. (Mortgage deed)
1872-73: John and Mary Gallagher (son and daughter of James) enrolled in Dist. 33, Kandiyohi Co. (List of first students)
6 Apr. 1874: Mary J. Gallagher of Green Lake, grants mortgage to Thomas W. Gallagher on the afore mentioned property.(Land records, Kandiyohi Co., MN)
21 June 1877: James perfects his claim at Benson, MN. Final certificate issued. (Final affidavit)
23 June 1880: James, Mary and family living in Green Lake, Kandiyohi Co., MN. (Census)
1885: James, Mary, John and Mary living in Green Lake, Kandiyohi Co., MN. (Census)
22 Sept. 1887: "James Gallagher received the sad news a short time ago that his son (John F.) had met his death while working on the railroad in Colorado." (Willmar Argus, p.1 col. 4, Green Lake news)
30 Nov. 1889: Mary Ann weds Clarence C. Field in Kandiyohi Co. by P.J. Boland, a Catholic priest. Witnesses: William White.
24 Oct. 1890: Mary Foley Gallagher becomes an invalid. (Obituary)
1 July 1892: Born, John Leo & Ira Stanley, twin sons of Clarence and Mary Ann Field, Kandiyohi Co., MN. (b/d cert.) (Note: In adulthood, Ira uses J. as his middle name.)
2 Oct. 1892: John Leo Field dies of unknown causes. (Kandiyohi Co., courthouse records)
1895: James and Mary living in Kandiyohi Twp. (1895 census)
Kandiyohi Twp. house 95
Gallagher, James, 74, farmer, yrs. in state: 39 yrs, 2 mo.; Resident in Twp.: 2 yrs. 10 mo.
Gallagher, Mary, 70
New London Twp., house 41
Field, C.C., 42, NY, farmer; yrs in state: 36; Res. in Twp., 27
Field, Mary Ann, 35, MN
Field, Ira Stan, 2, MN
Field, Frank, 4/12 yr., MN
30 Oct. 1898: James Gallagher dies in Kandiyohi Co. (Death cert., Mary's obit)
19 Aug. 1904: Mary Foley Gallagher dies in (New London?) Kandiyohi Co., MN and is buried in graveyard at St. Patrick's Church, Kandiyohi. (Obit)
1 Sept. 1916: Clarence Calvin Field dies, husband of Mary Ann, in New London, MN. (Obit)
31 Aug. 1937: Mary Ann Gallagher Field dies in Denver, CO, burial at Olivet Cemetery. (Obit)
The researchers of this line are Barbara Gallagher and Dan Shurtliff. This page was created by Joan Shurtliff. It was last updated on 31 May 2008.