WILLIAM T. GALLAWAY was born in the town of Newburgh, Orange County, N. Y., August 13, 1826. He attended the
district school in Newburgh and at an early age went on the farm and has always been identified in agricultural
pursuits. His father was Zachariah D. and mother Catherine (Thompson) Gallaway. Mr. Gallaway operated a hotel at
Scotchtown and Circleville for several years, and also one in Minnesota.
He married Elizabeth Fondy, of Montgomery, who is still living. To this union were born four children. Albert died
in infancy, William S., Abraham and Mary K., wife of James Hamm, of Brooklyn, N. Y., died in 1907. In politics
Mr. Gallaway is a Democrat.
IRA M. GARDNER was born at Johnson, Orange County, December 20, 1883. His parents were Merit H. C. Gardner (deceased),
and Belle (Howell) Gardner. He attended country schools at Stewarttown and Westtown during his early years; later,
having removed to Middletown, he entered the public schools of that city, graduating with the class of 1903.
He studied lacy in the office of Henry W. and Russell Wiggins until October, 1904, when he entered the New York
Law School, graduating in 1906, and being admitted to the bar in the same year.
He has spent one year in practice in New York City, connected with the Lawyers' Title Insurance Company.
The History of Orange County New York
Edited by: Russel Headley
Van Deusen and Elms, Publishers
Middletown, N. Y. 1908
Orange County, NY
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