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Galligher's of Arkansas

Granny Mary Jane (Wallis) Galligher
My 2nd great Granny

My great Granny was born Mary Floyd Galligher, on July 2, 1889 in Boone County, Arkansas.   Her mother was Mary Jane Wallis who was born about 1862 in the same county.  WILLIAM T. GALLIGHER settled in the Marshall Prairie (now Western Grove) area of Newton County, AR. He married Mary J. Wallis on November 20, 1879. He was 33 and she was 18. They had 11 children, but only 9 survived infancy. He owned his own land and paid taxes in 1890.  He died most likely in the early 1900's.  According to Illinois Civil War Roster.........
William T Gallagher, 5; 8"..brown hair, blue eyes, dark complexion.  He was born 1845 in Bedford County, Tennessee.  He enlisted April 13, 1862 at McCleansboro, IL (where he resided)
and was mustered out November 5, 1865 at Selma, Alabama.

Name:    William Gallagher
Company:    A  
Unit:    6 Illinois Cavalry.  
Rank - Induction:    Private  
Rank - Discharge:    Private  
Allegiance:    Union  

Mary Floyd Gallagher married William Henry Phillips about 1904 or 5.  They moved to Okeene, Oklahoma and had three children; Ola, Norman Allen and Clarence Henry.  Even though they lived in Oklahoma, all three of these children were born in Valley Springs, Arkansas.  Mary went home to her Mama all three times to have her children.

Claude Gallagher married a man by the name of Bethany.  That is all I know of her. 

Mary Floyd (Gallagher) Phillips passed away February of 1986 in Bristow, Oklahoma where she is buried.  Her Mama, Mary Jane died sometime after 1928 in Boone County.   If you recognize any of these names, please contact me.

Descendants of William T. Galligher

Generation No. 1

1. WILLIAM T.2 GALLAGHER/GALLIGHER (??1) was born 1845 in Illinois, and died Aft. 1896 in Newton County, Arkansas. He married MARY JANE WALLIS, daughter of EDWARD WALLIS and ELIZABETH MORRIS.

Notes for WILLIAM T. GALLAGHER/GALLIGHER:There was a Gallagher that owned 160 acres of land around Boone County, Arkansas.

Eoff Cemetery in Boone Co. (partial list)

96. Floyd, Capt. E. N. - 25 July 1829 - 25 June 1904 Mason 8th Ark. Vol. (wf./Martha)

97. Floyd, Ertie - 30 Nov. 1886 - 8 Apr. 1888 dau./Dr. C. J. & F.

98. Floyd, Martha - 5 Sept. 1822 - 23 Jan. 1911 (next to E. N.) (wf.)

**99. Gallagher, Marvin - 8 Aug. 1893 son/W. T. & M. J. THIS COULD BE THE BROTHER OF MARY FLOYD GALLAGHER.

100. Gallager, W. T. - n d Co. A 6 Ill. Cav. (federal military mkr.) ( a fieldstone beside this no inscription)

Children of WILLIAM GALLIGHER and MARY WALLIS are:

i. CHARLEY3 GALLAGHER/GALLIGHER, b. October 1880.

ii. LISEY GALLAGHER/GALLIGHER, b. July 1882.

Notes for LISEY GALLAGHER/GALLIGHER: Elizabeth Galliger

iii. JOHN GALLAGHER/GALLIGHER, b. 1883.

iv. WILLIAM G. GALLAGHER/GALLIGHER, b. 1886.

2. v. MARY FLOYD GALLIGHER, b. July 02, 1889, Valley Springs, Arkansas; d. February 1986, Bristow, Oklahoma. My great Granny

vi. AZRO E. GALLAGHER/GALLIGHER, b. 1890.

vii. JAMES O. GALLAGHER/GALLIGHER, b. 1892.

viii. MARVIN FLOYD GALLAGHER/GALLIGHER, b. July 1893.

Notes for MARVIN FLOYD GALLAGHER/GALLIGHER:Eoff Cemetery, Boone County, Arkansas

96. Floyd, Capt. E. N. - 25 July 1829 - 25 June 1904 Mason 8th Ark.Vol.(wf./Martha)

97. Floyd, Ertie - 30 Nov. 1886 - 8 Apr. 1888 dau./Dr. C. J. & F.

98. Floyd, Martha - 5 Sept. 1822 - 23 Jan. 1911 (next to E. N.) (wf.)

99. Gallagher, Marvin - 8 Aug. 1893 son/W. T. & M. J.

100. Galliger, W. T. - n d Co. A 6 Ill. Cav. (federal military mkr.) (a fieldstone beside this no inscription) This is the father of Mary Floyd Galliger. My ggGrandfather.

ix. CLAUDIA GALLAGHER/GALLIGHER, b. March 1896.

x. DAUGHTER GALLAGHER/GALLIGHER.

More About DAUGHTER GALLAGHER/GALLIGHER: Fact 1: living

xi. DAUGHTER GALLAGHER/GALLIGHER.

More About DAUGHTER GALLAGHER/GALLIGHER:Fact 1: living

Generation No. 2

2. MARY FLOYD3 GALLIGHER (WILLIAM T.2, ??1) was born July 02, 1889 in Valley Springs, Arkansas, and died February 1986 in Bristow, Oklahoma. She married WILLIAM HENRY PHILLIPS 1905 in Valley Springs, Arkansas, son of JAMES PHILLIPS and HANNIE FERBER.

Notes for MARY FLOYD GALLIGHER:All three children that Mary and William had were born in Valley Springs, Arkansas, where Mary's Mother lived. No matter where they were living, Mary always went home to her Mother to have her babies.Granny was a hard working woman. She canned peaches, blackberries, did wash ing (using a washboard) and ironing for people. When they had chickens, she sold eggs.

More About MARY FLOYD GALLIGHER:Fact 1: buried in Bristow, Oklahoma

Children of MARY GALLAGHER/GALLIGHER and WILLIAM PHILLIPS are:

i. OLA4 PHILLIPS, b. June 15, 1906, Valley Springs, Arkansas; d. February 25, 1991, Tulsa, Oklahoma; m. RILEY WALDRIP.

Notes for OLA PHILLIPS:Parent's were living in Kansas when Ola was born. Ola and Riley had no children.

Services for Ola

2:00 P.M. March 4, 1991 Schumacher Funeral Chapel Bristow, Oklahoma officiating  Rev. Gene Jackson interment Magnolia Memorial Gardens Bristow, Oklahoma

ii. NORMAN ALLEN PHILLIPS, b. Valley Springs, Arkansas; m. MARY MAXINE SUMNER.

iii. CLARENCE HENRY PHILLIPS, b.Valley Springs, Arkansas; m. MILDRED ANN BAKER Ada, Oklahoma.

Notes for CLARENCE HENRY PHILLIPS: Clarence Henry or "Red" as he is known, went to Bristow High School. He was on the track team and played football there. The Bristow High School football team went to State in the 1920's. They beat Sapula 7 to 6. Red made the touchdown and the extra kick that won the game. He received letters from Notre Dame and Penn State offering him scholarships. He declined and went to Tulsa University where he was a football and track star. Red, "alone" qualified to go to Oklahoma City for state track to represent Bristow. He won the 100, 220, 440 and placed high in the high and low hurdles and pole vault. Red then went to the Drake Relays and to the National's in Chicago, where he met Jesse Owens. In the first race Red beat Jesse Owens. In the next, he hit a hurdle and fell down, but still got 3rd place. Jesse Owens borrowed Red's shoes for the race in which he won. My Grandpa, Red, kept those shoes and gave one to each of his son's.

He was asked to go to the Olympics and enter the decathelon in 10 events, but he didn't. Instead, he married my Grandma and stayed in Oklahoma until he went to work for Gulf Oil where he was employed for over 40 years.

When "Red" was younger, he delivered his Mother's washings in his little wagon. There wasn't anything he wouldn't do for her. He worshipped his Mother. If she was canning two bushels of peaches, he would be helping her, if it took all day. That meant washing jars, peeling peaches, getting them ready to put in the pressure cooker, a few at a time, or bringing them to a boil, then canning them.

He and his Father would go out and pick about two bushels of wild blackberries; then "Red" and him Mother canned them; it is very hot in Oklahoma and they had no electic fans or air conditioners. No matter what his Mother had to do, he was there.


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