Tama County Iowa Biographies

James Gallogly

From A History of Tama County, Iowa Vol II;
Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., 1910.

James Gallogly- In the little city of Buckingham, James Gallogly is well known as a hardware merchant, carrying a large and general line of heavy hardware, harness, fence materials, paints, etc. He was first identified with the life of Tama county as an educator, having taught for twenty-four years or more, or up to the time he entered mercantile pursuits, seven years ago. He had also followed the carpenter's trade to some extent. Mr. Gallogly was born at Manitowoc, Wisconsin, August 18, 1856, a son of Michael and Mary (Peppard) Gallogly, who came from their native Ireland when very young, the mother being but two years old at the time of her emigration, and they were married in Ohio, and were farming people there until moving to Wisconsin in about the year 1850. From there they came to Tama county, Iowa, on the 1st of September, 1876, and in Buckingham township purchased the farm which is still in the family name. Michael Gallogly died on his farm in the year 1905, when eighty-seven years of age, and his wife, Mary, died there in 1901, aged seventy-two years. They reared a large family of ten children, and nine are yet living, but are scattered over the different states of the Union, two living in Minnesota, two in Wisconsin, one in Illinois, two in Dakota, and Michael owns the old Gallogly homestead in Buckingham township.

James Gallogly, of this review, married Miss Margaret Tierney, a member of a prominent and well-known family of this county, and a daughter of Daniel Tierney. Their three sons are Daniel, Ralph and LeRoy. Mr. Gallogly is a Democratic voter, and he served his township as clerk for several years and also as assessor. He holds fraternal relations with the Modern Woodmen of America at Traer and with the Ancient Order of United Workmen at Centerville, South Dakota. The family are members of the Blessing Catholic Church.

Submitted by Cathy Joynt Labath

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