looking for why charles gallagher was killed in 1878

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My gg grandfather was charles gallagher. His burial card says killed on april 12, 1878. He was a teamster, lived on hampshire st and died with way more money than a teamster should have been able to make-$15,000!!! I just wondered if anyone might point me in the right direction of where to find out. I've been to all the newspaper's indexes and only found a obit listing the death. Perhaps someone out there has some inside info.....

-- oma (celticoma@lycos.com), November 08, 2003


The name Gallagher rings several bells but I cannot remember the first names. I know there were several noted Gallaghers. The one I remember right now is a famous legal case where a Gallagher won a lawsuit against a ship's captain who was a part of the vigilance committee after they had made the decision to banish Gallagher from California to Hawaii. The other thing I remember was that there was a Gallagher who was on the board of supervisors. There are some very rare books around that list the city's crimes. I think one is called something like the Police Gazette.

-- Harry Murphy (harrymurphy*@bigmailbox.net), November 08, 2003.

Thanks for the suggestion, Harry, I will check it out. I did connect with another person looking for a James Gallagher who died on the very same day. He was 3 yrs younger than Charles and I'm now wondering if they may have been brothers. Possibly up to something or got robbed?? He has even less info about his relative-think they were extremely secretive about their lives or payed newsmen off for no press. Thanks again for any help out there.

-- oma (celticoma@lycos.com), November 08, 2003.

Well, when you said newsmen, that hit another bell. There was a Hearst, I think her name was Debbie, from the Hearst newspaper family, who married a Gallagher though that was like in the 1970s. Maybe he was decendant. But in Ireland, a Gallagher is like a Smith in this country so who knows.

-- Harry Murphy (harrymurphy*@bigmailbox.net), November 16, 2003.

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