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Isabel Northrup Galloway 1863-1923


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 6/8/2012 at 18:49:12

Prominent Lady Called to Reward
Mrs. W.P. Galloway [Isabel Nortrup Galloway] Dies on Saturday at Home
Leader In Social Life
Had Lived Here Since 1900 – Active in the Work of the Presbyterian Church
Although it was known that Mrs. W. P. Galloway was in a very serious condition yet her friends did not realize that the end was so near. Her death on Saturday morning, October 13, was a shock to the entire community. Her illness had been of a comparatively short duration, and up until the last few months she had been active with the work of the Presbyterian church in the league and missionary society and with the Sunday School. She became ailing and an operation showed that she was suffering with cancer, for which nothing could be done. Since that time her husband and daughter, Mrs. Peter Christensen of Spirit Lake, and her sister Mrs. Addie Carey of Lagrande have been with her constantly, and she has had as well, skilled attention of a trained nurse.

Mrs. Galloway came to Estherville with her husband and two children in 1900 and at once took an active part in the social and religious life of the community. She was one of the organizers of the Woman’s Club and during the war was assistant food administrator for this district. In the Presbyterian church she was a leader in the women’s organizations, the missionary society and the league and was one of the pastor’s able advisors in the work of the Sunday school, having as her special charge a class of young ladies.

She was born in Shelbyville, Ind., on May 10, 1863, and came to Iowa as a young lady. She taught in the schools of Hardin and Marshall counties for several years, and after her marriage to W.P. Galloway on August 27, 1885, taught for a year with him in the schools of New Providence. During the time of her husband’s attendance at dental college she was his faithful helper and kept herself thoroughly posted in his work. For a number of years before moving to this city they made their home at Marshalltown and Union.

Mrs. Galloway is survived by her husband, Dr. W.P. Galloway, her daughter, Mrs. Peter Christensen of Spirit Lake, her son J. [John] Carlton Galloway of Ames, four grandchildren and a sister Mrs. Addie Carey of Lagrande.

Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church Monday afternoon, the Rev. Robert Mitchell of St. Paul, being in charge of the service because of the absence of the pastor, Rev. G. Voorhies at the Presbyterial meeting at Cedar Rapids. Music was furnished by a quartette of ladies, Mrs. J.W. Morse, Miss Helen Mattison, Mrs. C.E. Birney and Mrs. John Greig, and with one solo by Mr. Fred Albertson. Burial was made in Oak Hill cemetery.

Mr. F. W. Galloway of Marshalltown, Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Galloway of Sioux Falls, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Galloway of Madison, S.D., Mrs. Cora Galloway of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Carlton Galloway of Ames, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Christensen of Spirit Lake and Mrs. Addie Carey of Lagrande were here for the funeral. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, October 17, 1923)

Prominent Woman Died Saturday
Mrs. W.P. Galloway Called to the Great Beyond – Loved By All Who Knew Her
Mrs. W.P. Galloway, one of Estherville’s most active women both in social and religious work, died at her home on the west side last Saturday morning at five-fifteen. Mrs. Galloway submitted to an operation for cancer six weeks ago from which she never recovered. She was cheerful and patient until the last and left the world better for her having lived in it. Mrs. W.P. Galloway was born in Shebbyville [Shelbyville], Indiana, May 5, 1863. When a young lady she came to Iowa where she attended school at Bangor and at the Albian Seminary for young ladies. After graduating from there she taught school in Marshall and Hardin counties. On August 27, 1885, she was united in marriage with Dr.W.P. Galloway at Bangor and in May 1910, they located in Estherville and since that time have made this place their home. To this union two children were born, Carl who is a member of the faculty of the Iowa Agricultural Extension Department at Ames, Iowa, and Mrs. Peter Christensen, of Spirit Lake. Mrs. Galloway was the assistant food administrator for Emmet county during the war and the organizer of the Woman’s Club in this city. She was an active member of the Presbyterian church and always placed her religious work first even at her own personal sacrifice. She conducted the Delta Alpha Sunday school class and was a well chosen leader among the ladies. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at four o’clock from the Presbyterian church, the Rev. R.C. Mitchell, of St. Paul, her former pastor, officiating. Interment was made at the Oak Hill Cemetery. With the passing away of Mrs. Galloway Estherville lost one of her noblest women – one whose place may not easily be filled. She was a leader in social and religious work and was always ready and willing to lend a helping hand. She possessed those rare qualities of a genuine friend and was a person upon whom you could rely. (Estherville Democrat, Estherville, IA, October 17, 1923)

Mrs. W.P. Galloway Passes Away
The community was made sad by the death of Mrs. W.P. Galloway, who passed away at her home on the west side on Saturday last. Mrs. Galloway has been a resident of this city for years and has been very prominent in church and club work. She has been a sufferer for sometime past with a disease that has caused her much pain and suffering. She has been a patient sufferer and during the time has still carried on her church work. Only two days before her death she requested that flowers in the yard be taken to the church for the Sunday services. The funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church on Monday afternoon at four o’clock, the Rev. Mitchell of Minneapolis officiating in the absence of Rev. Voorhies who is at the Synod meeting held at Fort Dodge this week. By request her obituary will be printed in our next issue written by Mrs. Galloway’s pastor, Rev. Voorhies. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, October 17, 1923) [obituary posted on October 24, 1923, mostly identical to the two previously transcribed.]


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