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Leona M. Best

Female 1891 - 1988  (97 years)


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  • Name Leona M. Best 
    Born 19 Apr 1891  Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Religion Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 2222 Genesee Street, Utica, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1899 - 1930  Lake Street, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    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
    Membership American Legion Post 858, 858 Main Street, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Auxiliary Charter Member 
    Died 19 Nov 1988  Rome Memorial Hospital, 1500 North James Street, Rome, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • *Previously known as Rome City Hospital
    Buried St. Mary's Cemetery, Route #49, Vienna, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Headstone - William M. and Leona Gallagher
    Headstone - William M. and Leona Gallagher
    St. Marys Cemetery
    Rt.#49, Vienna, New York
    Person ID I73  CHS Genealogy
    Last Modified 11 Jan 2017 

    Father Francis Best,   b. 24 Nov 1860, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1936, Clay, Onondaga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Emely Gouchie,   b. 16 Jun 1865, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1962, Oswego, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years) 
    Married Y  [5
    Family ID F27  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William M. Gallagher,   b. Feb 1886, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1951, Oswego Hospital, 110 West 6th Street, Oswego, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Married St. Mary's Catholic Church, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    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.  [8
    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
    19301117 - Bishop Curley at Dedication in Cleveland
    19301117 - Bishop Curley at Dedication in Cleveland
    Syracuse Herald
    11/17/1930, p.X7

  • Sources 
    1. [S19] Find A Grave, findagrave.com., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=36745880 (Reliability: 1), 5 May 2009.
      Leona Best Gallagher
      by Kiely Malone

    2. [S4] Syracuse Post-Standard (Reliability: 1), 10 Nov 1988.
      Leona M. Gallagher

    3. [S28] 1899 Cleveland Village Directory, (Village of Cleveland), http://blog.clevelandhistoricalsociety.com/?page_id=283 (Reliability: 1), 1899.

    4. [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

    5. [S84] Personal Correspondence (Reliability: 1), 30 Oct 2015.
      Fr: Keith Schmidt
      Re: Proposed Change: Francis Best (I77)

    6. [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

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

    8. [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