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Dr. William Preston Galloway 1861-1933


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 6/8/2012 at 19:57:37

Dr. W.P. Galloway – Answers Summons
Dr. W.P. Galloway, 72, passed away Sunday [February 12, 1933] morning at 7 a.m. at the Community hospital after an illness of only a few years.

Dr. Galloway, for 33 years a prominent man in local affairs and at one time mayor of Estherville, carried on his duties as Justice of the Peace until a short time before his death. Kidney trouble from which he had been suffering for years was the cause of his death.

His son, J.C. Galloway of Ames and his daughter Mrs. P.J. Christensen of Algona were summoned to Estherville when his condition became serious, and were here at the time of his death.

Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian church. Rev. Arthur G.Baley officiated. Members of the Masonic order accompanied the body to the church from the Mahlum and Anderson funeral parlors.

Pallbearers were L.M. Christensen, Dr. B.T. Osher, Dr. S.G. Ewen, Guy Noel, Irwin Nichols and J.W. Morse. Honorary pall bearers were the eight elders of the Presbyterian church, B.B. Anderson, Dr. W.E. Bradley, C.S. Barber, John Darling, Robert Knight, Joe Orvis, Peter Tornell and S.H. Williams.

William Preston Galloway was born Dec. 26, 1861 at Marshalltown, Ia., the son of John Galloway and Lydia Haas. He was graduated in dentistry from the Philadelphia Dental college and came to Estherville in 1900 to begin the practice of dentistry with his brother, Dr. C.C. Galloway. He practiced for 37 years, giving up his practice in 1925.

In 1907 and 1908 Dr. Galloway was mayor of Estherville and in 1924 he was president of the Chamber of Commerce. In 1930 he was secretary.

Dr. Galloway was a member of the Elks and Masonic lodges and was an active member of the Presbyterian church.

He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. P.J. Christensen of Algona, his son, J.C. Galloway, of Ames, three brothers, Dr. C.C. Galloway of Washington, D.C., F.W. Galloway of Marshalltown, F.H. Galloway of Madison, S.D., and two sisters, Mrs. Leslie Mayell of Chicago and Miss Blanche Galloway of Madera, Calif. Mrs. Galloway [Isabel Northrup] died several years ago. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, February 14, 1933)

Dr. W.P. Galloway, 72, passed away at the Community Hospital on Sunday morning. The doctor has been in failing health for some years past. He has been in the south and at winter resorts to regain his health. Only a few days ago he became seriously ill and was taken to the Community Hospital for treatment. His condition was such that he was not able to withstand the last illness.

Dr. Galloway came to this city some thirty years ago and with his brother, Charles Galloway, opened a dental office. They practiced here for several years an Dr. Charles moved to Washington, D.C. The Dr.practiced here for years and his health failed him and he was compelled to sell the practice to others.

He has once been Mayor of the city and has been on the city council. At the time of his death he was Justice of the Peace in this city.

His wife passed away some years ago and while in life she, like the doctor, was an active worker in womans’ clubs and work for the betterment of our city.

Dr. Galloway was a member of the Masonic and Elks orders and has in past been an active worker in both orders.

He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and a very active one, having for years served on the board of trustees.

Dr. Galloway is survived by two children, Prov. Carlton Galloway, of Ames College and Mrs. Peter Christensen of Algona.

The funeral services were held from the Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, the Rev. Arthur Bailey officiating. The remains were laid to rest in Oak Hill Cemetery. During the hour of service the stores of the city were closed. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, February 15, 1933)


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