Tom Gallagher and Catherine Riley were going to marry. The wedding date was set – Saturday, June 10, 1922.
259 – 1920, A Pivotal Year
1920 was a pivotal year for Tom Gallagher. He would move to Sedalia, become store manager for Cole’s, and meet the Riley family.
1920 was no less transformational for the Riley family. They would lose their business and try to re-invent their livelihood.
258 – Work and Play
In summer 1919, Tom Gallagher was back in Junction City. He was out of the army. It was time to rejoin the work force and the social scene.
257 – Homeward Bound
A telegram arrived April 22 from Headquarters Advance Section, ordering the regiment to move to Le Mans.
And suddenly the telegrams changed the destination of the regiment to Brest.Victory – History of the 805th Pioneer Infantry
256 – War Is Over
We shall never forget the night that Varennes was flooded with light, and a celebration broke loose on the strength of the reported signing of the armistice.Victory – History of the 805th Pioneer Infantry
255 – Meuse Argonne
The 805th Pioneer Infantry was in France, arriving in Rolampont on September 20, 1918.
254 – 805th Pioneer Infantry
The United States entered World War I in April 1917. The goal was to organize a million man army. In May 1918, President Wilson authorized the creation of eight colored regiments.
253 – Lt. Thomas Gallagher
In March 1916, Tom Gallagher moved from Lamar, Missouri to Junction City, Kansas. He was the shoe department manager at Cole Brothers’ Dry Goods Store, replacing his brother Henry. Henry moved back to Lamar, becoming manager at Coles’ store there.Continue reading
252 – Jobs at Cole’s
Jesse Cole was born in 1875 in Fort Scott, Kansas. His father William, 27, was a bartender and mother Mary, 22, was a homemaker. Jesse grew up with an older sister and four younger brothers.
In 1897, at age 22, he was a partner in The Cyclone, a dry goods store in nearby Garnett, Kansas. The partners were Glaze, Lewis, and Cole.Continue reading
250 – Gallaghers 1910s
In 1910, the Gallaghers had been in Lamar and Barton County for 40 years. These photos of Gulf Street, on the west side of courthouse square, show the remarkable difference those 40 years had made.
The changes in the lives of the Gallagher family over these four decades was just as dramatic.Continue reading