Died October 13, 1932, at the Age of 76 Years, 10 Months
Philip H. Galligan was born in Chickasaw County, Lawler, Iowa, December 20, 1856 and died October 13, 1932 at the age of 76 years and 10 months.
Two years ago he was stricken with pneumonia and since that time has been in very poor health.
In his death the town and County have lost one of its choicest men who resided in this county during his entire life. He was one of the most honorable and respected citizens of this community and one whose soul was reflected in everyday life in his friendliness and consideration for others and in his honesty and fair dealings with everyone. He was a good loving husband and father, a devoted member of the Catholic Church and his one ambition in life was to do the Will of the Lord and to set an example for others.
Philip Galligan was the son of Patrick and Mary Galligan who were early pioneer residents of Chickasaw County. He was born on a farm homesteaded by his parents in 1854 and lived on the same farm until 1912 when he moved to Lawler and resided there until his death.
Mr. Galligan was united in marriage on May 20, 1885 to Miss Mary O達yrne. To them seven children were born, William and Byron preceding him in death.
He is survived by his wife and five children: Mrs. James Feeney , Anne Galligan and Frank Galligan all of Lawler, Iowa and Dr. J.C. Galligan of Mankato, Minn., and Carl Galligan of La Crosse, Wis. He is also survived by four sisters and one brother: Mrs. Mary Burns of Lawler, Mrs. Katie O奪onnell of Denver, Colo., Margaret and Teresa Galligan of San Diego, Calif., P.J. Galligan of Washington, D.C. Also nine grand children.
The funeral services were held at Mt. Carmel church Saturday October 15th, Rev. John O奪onnell read the requiem mass and in his sermon paid high tribute for the wonderful example set by Mr. Galligan. His remains were laid to rest in the shadow of Mt. Carmel church where he received so many Christian blessings.
The pall bearers were his nephews; Eugene Canty, Frank O達yrne, Claude Fitzsimmons, Pete O達yrne, William O達yrne, and William Quirk. Honorary pall bearers were Thomas Daly, L. A. Larsen, Mike Kelly, Frank Shekleton, John Sheridan, and Joe McNally.
Those from a distance who attended the funeral were; Dr. And Mrs. C. J. Galligan, Mankato, Minn., Mr. And Mrs. C. P. Galligan and Harriet Elizabeth of La Crosse, Wisconsin, Mrs. B. Bollinger, Lake Andes, So. Dakota, Miss Mary Bollinger, Sioux City, Iowa, Mrs. Katie O達yrne, William O達yrne, Albert Lea, Minn., Mr. And Mrs. J. N. LaVoque and Harriet LaVoque, La Crosse, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. L.E. LaVoque also of La Crosse, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Mullen of Britt, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mullen, Hutchins, Iowa, Mrs. Bill Doughan, Algona, Iowa, Monica Woods, Fairbanks, Iowa and Kathryn Killerlain of Fayette, Iowa.
Our dear friends please accept the assurance of our deepest appreciation for the kindly acts of sympathy extended to us at the death of our beloved husband and father and for the many spiritual and floral offerings. Sincerely.
Mrs. Mary E. Galligan and family.
Lawler Cor.-- The people of Lawler and many of his friends from this community and Chickasaw County were saddened when news came that Mr. Philip H. Galligan, pioneer resident, had died. Death was not unexpected as Mr. Galligan was ill for some time. Complications arising from advanced age were due, in part, to his death. He went to his eternal reward fortified with last rites of the Catholic Church of which he was a devout member.
Philip H. Galligan was born December 20, 1856 at Lawler, Iowa and spent his entire life in this community. On May 20, 1885 he was united in marriage to Mary E. O達yrne at Lawler, Iowa. To this union eight children were born 3 of which preceeded the father to the grave. The children who with their sorrowing mother survive to mourn the loss of their kind father are Mrs. James Feeney of Lawler, Frank and Ann, also of Lawler, Clem of Mancato, Minnesota, and Carl of LaCrosse, Wisconsin. He is also survived by his sister, Mrs. Pat Burns of Lawler, and three sisters, Margaret and Teresa Galligan, of San Diego, California and Kate O奪onnell, of Denver, Colorado, and one brother, P.J. of Washington D.C., and nine grandchildren.
In his death, Lawler and his community mourns the death of a man who was loved and esteemed by all who knew him. The greater part of his life was spent on farm, the family home being established two miles southeast of Lawler. Here he built up a beautiful home and a substantial farm by his hard labor, and his keen progressive judgment of the farming industry. A number of years ago, Mr. Galligan removed with his family to Lawler where they have since resided. It was in the peace and contentment of this happy home that he found his greatest enjoyment, finding happiness in the atmosphere of love and affection around which he surrounded his loved ones. His religious ideals found expression in his daily life, making him a man honest and reliable, trustworthy in citizenship and true to all high relations of home and friendship. No one can fill the place of Philip H. Galligan in the hearts of his family, his friends and neighbors.
The funeral was held from Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Saturday morning at 9 o団lock. Requiem high mass was read by pastor Rev. J.J. O奪onnell, who preached the sermon stating the fact that Mr. Galligan was a Catholic both in profession and practice. His life was such as merited eternal blissful reward and it is this consolation he gave to the bereaved ones he leaves behind. Interment was in Mount Carmel cemetery.
Honorary pall bearers were Michael Kelly, L.A. Larson, F.P. Shekleton, John Sheridan, Thos. P. Daly and Joe McNally. The following of his nephews were pall bearers: Frank O達yrne, Eugene Canty, Claude Fitzsimmons, William Quirk, of Lawler, Peter O達yrne and William O達yrne, of Albert Lea, Minnesota.
Heartfelt sympathy is extended to the bereaved family.
The relatives from away who attended the funeral were: Dr. & Mrs. J. C. Galligan, Mancato, Minnesota, Mr. & Mrs. C.P. Galligan and daughter, Harriet, of LaCrosse, Wisconsin, Mrs. Bridget Bollinger and daughter, Mary, of Lake Andes, South Dakota, Mrs. Kate O達yrne of Minneapolis and her sons, Pete and William, of Albert Lea, Minnesota, Mr. & Mrs. Hugh Mullen, Britt, Iowa, Frank Mullen, Hutckins, Iowa, Mrs. John Daughan, of Algona, Iowa, Mr. & Mrs. J. M. LaVaque and daughter Harriet, of LaCrosse, Wisconsin, and Mr. & Mrs. L. E. LaVaque of LaCrosse, Wisconsin.