Biography of Michael Gallagher


Gallagher, Michael, of Buffalo, N. Y., was born at Palmyra, N. Y., June 22, 1867, and is a son of Patrick and Mary (Carl) Gallagher, who came from the north of Ireland in 1865 and settled in Palmyra, N. Y. At the early age of fifteen Michael Gallagher was apprenticed to the barber trade, and in due course of time mastered the details of his business and has since given it his continuous attention. In 1882 he removed to Buffalo, where he has since resided. In 1893 he formed a copartnership with David Young and opened the now popular tonsorial parlor in the basement of the Erie County Savings Bank Building, and upon the completion of the new Ellicott Square building opened two shops in that structure. Mr. Gallagher is a member of the C. M. B. A. He was married June 17, 1891, to Katie, daughter of James and Bridget (Kelly) Reynolds, of Buffalo. To them have been born two children: James M. and Frank C. He is a genial, courteous gentleman, and is held in universal regard and confidence.

Our County and its people
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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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