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William M. Gallagher

Male 1886 - 1951  (~ 65 years)


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  • Name William M. Gallagher 
    Born Feb 1886  New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Religion St. Mary's Catholic Church, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Baptism, Communicant 
    19301117 - Bishop Curley at Dedication in Cleveland
    19301117 - Bishop Curley at Dedication in Cleveland
    Syracuse Herald
    11/17/1930, p.X7
    Education Cleveland High School, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1892  Constantia, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Education 1907  Cornell University, Ithaca, Tompkins, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Cornell Law School 
    Education 1907  [3
    Passed the bar exam. 
    Residence 1899 - 1910  North Street, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    1900 United States Federal Census - Cleveland, p.8a
    1900 United States Federal Census - Cleveland, p.8a
    State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; Village: Cleveland; ED: #107; ED Date: 06/12/1900; SD: #13; Sheet No: 8a
    1910 United States Federal Census - Cleveland, p.4A
    1910 United States Federal Census - Cleveland, p.4A
    State: New York; County: Oswego; Village: Cleveland; Township: Constantia; SD No. 12; ED No. 105; ED Date: 04/19/1910; Sheet No. 4A
    Occupation 1910 - 1914  Constantia, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Supervisor, Town of Constantia 
    Occupation 1914 - 1920  [3
    County Attorney, Oswego County  
    Hobbies 1924  Cleveland Boys Club, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mentor 
    19240308 - Community Boy's Club
    19240308 - Community Boy's Club
    Oswego Daily Palladium
    03/08/1924, p.8
    Residence 1920 - 1930  Lake Street, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9, 10
    1920 United States Federal Census - Cleveland, p.1A
    1920 United States Federal Census - Cleveland, p.1A
    State: New York; County: Oswego; Village: Cleveland; Township: Constantia; SD No. 13; ED No. 139; ED Date: 01/02/1920; Sheet No. 1a; Line No. 30-39
    Occupation 1903 - 1930  Division Street, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6, 8
    Attorney 
    • "[William] established a practice in Cleveland and in 1903, was joined by his son, William M. Gallagher, and in 1935, by his grandson, Francis James Gallagher, who is now attorney for the office of the treasurer of Oswego County." [11]
    Occupation 1930  Lake Street, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 12
    Lawyer 
    • According to the 1930 census, Mr. Gallagher owns his home, valued at $3,000. [10]
    19300827 - Gallagher Ad
    19300827 - Gallagher Ad
    Cleveland Lakeside Press
    08/27/1930, p.1
    Occupation 1920 - 1931  Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Special Counsel for Oswego County 
    • "Mr. Gallagher served six years, leaving in 1920 to become special counsel for the county in the Fulton tax case, a complicated and long drawn out legal proceeding involving assessments." [3]
    • ? Expectations are the William M. Gallagher, of Cleveland, will be appointed to succeed Mr. Wallace. Mr. Gallagher was elected as special surrogate at the last election. His appointment as county attorney would entail his resigning from the office of special surrogate, which would create a vacancy that would be filled by Governor Roosevelt ? Mr. Gallagher is a former incumbent as county attorney and also has served as supervisor. [13]
    Membership 1933  North Shore Golf Club, 8062 Maple Flats Road, Vienna, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 14
    • 1933 - Club secretary and treasurer [14]
    19331012 - North Shore Golf Club Holds Annual Meeting
    19331012 - North Shore Golf Club Holds Annual Meeting
    Camden Advance-Journal
    10/12/1933, p.4
    Occupation 1933 - 1934  Village of Cleveland, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 16
    Village Attorney 
    19330330 - Cleveland
    19330330 - Cleveland
    Camden Advance-Journal
    03/30/1933, p.2
    19340405 - Village Board Makes Appointments
    19340405 - Village Board Makes Appointments
    Camden Advance-Journal
    04/05/1934, p.2
    Occupation 1938  [11
    District Attorney, Oswego County 
    Membership 1945  Oswego County Bar Association, Oswego, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Vice President 
    Residence 1936 - 1951  165 West Third Street, Oswego, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 17
    • "About 15 years ago, Mr. Gallagher moved to Oswego, to be near his office in the County Building, but retained his legal residence at Cleveland." [3]
    Occupation First National Bank, Main Street Central Square, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Director 
    Occupation 1930 - 1951  [3
    County Attorney, Oswego County 
    • "Mr. Gallagher returned to the county service Jan. 1, 1930, and had served continuously since then until April 5, 1951, when he retired as county attorney, and was appointed legal counsel to the county under a contract expiring Dec. 1, 1951." [3]
    • "Mr. Gallagher was considered one of the leading authorities on county and town law, in the State of New York. His counsel was sought in these matters by State officials and legislators, as well as by local officials. He was a leading figure in the Association of County Officers of New York State, and served on the most important committees of that body, including legislative and welfare. In this service he had much to do with legislation for revision of county and town law, also in amendments to the welfare law designed to lower the public welfare burden.

      Mr. Gallagher was legal advisor to all 22 towns of Oswego county, and was always responsive to the almost innumerable demands made upon him for advice and opinions. He was particularly well-versed in compilation of budgets and had much to do with recent budget changes and reforms on the county and town levels. In his long career, Mr. Gallagher had much to do with changes in the governmental structure of the county and town. He was a tireless worker, spending long hours at his office, and being available for consultation at practically all times. Mr. Gallagher was a personal friend of Governor Dewey and Lieutenant Governor Frank Moore, and many other state officials." [3]
    Hobbies Golf  [3
    Membership B.P.O. Elks, Oswego Lodge #271, 135 West 5th Street, Oswego, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Membership Federation of the Bar of the Fifth Judicial District  [3
    Membership New York State Bar Association  [3
    Membership Oswego Republican Committee  [3
    • "Mr. Gallagher was active in Republican party affairs in Oswego County and served as a member of the Oswego Republican committee from his home district in Constantia, for many years. He also attended state and judicial conventions of his party as a delegate form this county." [3]
    Died 25 Dec 1951  Oswego Hospital, 110 West 6th Street, Oswego, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 18
    • William M. Gallagher, 65 active as a lawyer, and in Oswego county public service for 40 years, and retired county attorney died unexpectedly Tuesday, Christmas Day about 1 P. M. in Oswego hospital. He passed away before Mrs. Gallagher could reach the hospital from their apartment, 165 West Third street.

      Stricken with a heart attack, Sept 20, Mr. Gallagher had been confined to his home but had improved considerably. His condition took a serious turn recently, however, and he entered Oswego hospital for treatment 12 days ago. [3]
    Buried St. Mary's Cemetery, Route #49, Vienna, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Headstone - William M. and Leona Gallagher
    Headstone - William M. and Leona Gallagher
    St. Marys Cemetery
    Rt.#49, Vienna, New York
    Person ID I71  CHS Genealogy
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2019 

    Father James L. Gallagher,   b. 17 Jan 1853, Coxsackie, Greene, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1944, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Mother Frances A. Busam,   b. 8 Mar 1866, Strasburg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1945, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 2 Jan 1883  St. Mary's Catholic Church, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 11, 19, 20
    Family ID F24  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Leona M. Best,   b. 19 Apr 1891, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1988, Rome Memorial Hospital, 1500 North James Street, Rome, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years) 
    Married St. Mary's Catholic Church, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 8
    Family Note Two nieces of Mrs. Gallagher, Mrs. Louise Gilbert, Utica, and Mrs. Leonard Tucker, Syracuse, formerly of Massena, were brought up by Mr. and Mrs. Gallagher.  [3
    Children 
     1. Francis James Gallagher,   b. Abt. 1912, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Madeline M. Gallagher,   b. Abt. 1913, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Emely Francis Gallagher,   b. Abt. 1917, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 11 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F26  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    19350721 - 3 Generations Represented at Judicial District Reunion
    19350721 - 3 Generations Represented at Judicial District Reunion
    Syracuse Herald
    07/21/1935, p.C2

  • Sources 
    1. [S22] 1900 United States Federal Census, 8a (Reliability: 2), 12 Jun 1900.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; Village: Cleveland; ED: #107; ED Date: 06/12/1900; SD: #13; Sheet No: 8a; Line No: 15-18;

    2. [S16] Syracuse Herald, X7 (Reliability: 1), 17 Nov 1930.
      Bishop Curley at Dedication in Cleveland

    3. [S46] Obituary of William M. Gallagher, Joseph Ransom, (RootsWeb), http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyoswego/obits/gallagher.html (Reliability: 0).
      Obituary of William M. Gallagher of Cleveland, NY

    4. [S39] 1892 New York State Census, 1 (Reliability: 2), 1892.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; ED No.: 1; ED Date: 1892; Assembly District: 1; Page: 1

    5. [S28] 1899 Cleveland Village Directory, (Village of Cleveland), http://blog.clevelandhistoricalsociety.com/?page_id=286 (Reliability: 2), 1899.

    6. [S6] 1910 United States Federal Census, 4a (Reliability: 2), 19 Apr 1910.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Village: Cleveland; Township: Constantia; SD No. 12; ED No. 105; ED Date: 04/19/1910; Sheet No. 4A; Line No. 25-28

    7. [S37] Oswego Daily Palladium, 8 (Reliability: 1), 8 Mar 1924.
      Community Boy's Club

    8. [S3] 1920 United States Federal Census, 1a (Reliability: 2), 2 Jan 1920.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Village: Cleveland; Township: Constantia; SD No. 13; ED No. 139; ED Date: 01/02/1920; Sheet No. 1a; Line No. 30-39

    9. [S112] 1920-1922 Cleveland Registry Delivery Book, Albert B. Cadd and William Fitzpatrick, (Unpublished), 3-4 (Reliability: 2), 16 Oct 1920.

    10. [S20] 1930 United States Federal Census, 4b (Reliability: 2), 10 Apr 1930.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Village: Cleveland; Township: Constantia; SD No. 2; ED No. 5; ED Date: 04/10/1930; Sheet No. 4b

    11. [S13] Rome Daily Sentinel, 11 (Reliability: 1), 3 Jan 1938.
      Cleveland: Gallaghers Mark 55th Anniversary

    12. [S11] Cleveland Lakeside Press, 1 (Reliability: 1), 27 Aug 1930.
      Gallagher Ad

    13. [S170] Camden Advance-Journal, 6 (Reliability: 1), 31 Dec 1931.
      Gallagher Mentioned for Oswego County Attorney

    14. [S170] Camden Advance-Journal, 4 (Reliability: 1), 12 Oct 1933.
      North Shore Golf Club Holds Annual Meeting

    15. [S170] Camden Advance-Journal, 2 (Reliability: 1), 30 Mar 1933.
      Cleveland

    16. [S170] Camden Advance-Journal, 2 (Reliability: 1), 5 Apr 1934.
      Village Board Makes Appointments

    17. [S84] Personal Correspondence, 1 (Reliability: 1), 6 Apr 1942.
      Fr: Mr. and Mrs. James Gallagher
      To: Bertram Griesmyer


    18. [S19] Find A Grave, findagrave.com., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=36745760 (Reliability: 1), 5 May 2009.
      William M. Gallagher
      by Kiely Malone

    19. [S16] Syracuse Herald, Section 2, Page 4 (Reliability: 2), 19 Oct 1930.
      Veteran Church Organist to Retire at Cleveland Building Dedication

    20. [S13] Rome Daily Sentinel, 14 (Reliability: 1), 4 Jan 1939.
      Gallaghers Observe 56th Wedding Date