Biography of Dr. J. S. Gallagher
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

Dr. J. S. Gallagher, physician and surgeon of Salem, who has been successfully engaged in the practice of his profession here since 1907, is a highly esteemed citizen of Columbiana County. He was born at Fairview, W. Va., June 6, 1860, a son of David and Sarah Ann (Tobin) Gallagher.

David Gallagher was born at Fairview, W. Va., and engaged in farming and stock raising during his life. He died at the age of 79 years. His wife, a native of Ohio, died in 1870. They had four children: Ruth, died at the age of 23 years; J. S., the subject of this sketch; Allison, lives at Swedesville, Ohio; and one child died in infancy.

Dr. J. S. Gallagher obtained his early education in the public schools and then entered the medical school of Western Reserve University, Cleveland, from which he received his degree in 1887. He practiced his profession at Beloit, Ohio, for seven years, spent one year in Macedonia, Ohio, and in 1907 removed to his present location. He has an excellent practice and is known as a thoroughly capable man in his profession.

On June 20, 1888, Dr. Gallagher was united in marriage with Miss Eliza Brown, the daughter of John and Jane Brown. Mr. Brown, who lives retired with Dr. and Mrs. Gallagher, is a veteran of the Civil War. His wife is deceased. Dr. and Mrs. Gallagher have four children: Byron, lives at Myron, Ohio; Ruth, married Raymond Ingram, lives at Salem; Roscoe, lives in Pittsburgh; and Esther, married Chester Smith, lives in Pittsburgh.

Politically, Dr. Gallagher is a Democrat. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and Elks Lodge.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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