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.
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
248 – Gallaghers 1890s
Mike Gallagher and Ellen Dugan had married in Lamar in 1885. Their first child, a son John, was born in 1886. Sadly, John died at two months. There were no more children born in the 80s.
The 1890s were a different story. In the early years of the 90s, Mike and Ellen had three sons.
224 – Kathleen Gallagher Teply
Kathleen Gallagher Teply died Monday morning, June 6. She was our mother, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother, mother-in-law, and friend.
220 – 1920, A Year of Change
1920 was a leap year. It was the 20th year of the century and the 1st year of the Roaring Twenties. A lot of things happened in 1920. But then, a lot of things happen every year.
219 – You’re in the Liquor Business?
We think of Prohibition beginning in 1919 (18th Amendment ratified) or 1920 (Enforcement began), but it began years earlier.
What did the Rileys think? What were they going to do? How about the Pensa brothers in St. Louis?Continue reading
218 – Fruits of Their Labor, But…
It’s 1916. The Riley children were coming of age, with weddings, jobs, and school. Will and Josie Riley were enjoying the fruits of their labor. Will was age 53, Josie was 47.
217 – Weddings, Jobs, Draft, School
It’s 1916. Let’s check in on each of the Riley children. Then we’ll see what Will and Josie are up to.