Biography of Charles A. Galligan
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Galligan, Charles Augustine, is the son of John H. and Katharine (Campion) Galligan, natives of Ireland, and was born in New Bedford, Mass, June 29, 1867. His father came from County Cavan, Ireland, and first settled in Wareharn, Mass., whence he removed to New Bedford, where he died in 1883. Mr. Galligan attended the public schools of his native city and when thirteen entered the harness shop of the Wamsutta Mills, where he remained three years, after which he spent three years in the Pairpoint Manufacturing Works, learning the silver plater's trade. Later he engaged in the tea and coffee business for a short time. In 1890 he engaged in the second hand furniture trade at 809 Purchase street, and in the spring of 1893 he established his present furniture and house furnishing store at 43 and 45 Weld street. Mr. Galligan has been a member of No. 7 Engine Co. since its organization, and is also a member of the Board of Trade, the Plymouth Club and the Knights of Columbus. In October, 1892, he married Mary C., daughier of John Corish of New Bedford, and they have two sons, Edward C. and Leo.

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Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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