Samuel Walter Gallaher

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SAMUEL WALTER GALLAHER, junior member of the firm of Hoey & Gallaher, proprietors of a foundry and machine shop at Kittanning, was born in 1874 in Butler county, Pa., son of Hugh and Annie (Hepworth) Gallaher.

Hugh Gallaher was born in Ireland, and was brought to Armstrong county by his parents when a boy. He was educated in the public schools here, and when he attained maturity went into the oil and coal business. This he Followed in various parts of Pennsylvania until his retirement, having met with a fair measure of success.

Samuel W. Gallaher was educated in the public schools of Armstrong and Forest counties, Pa. In young manhood he was apprenticed to learn the trade of machinist, in the Ford City shops, and after mastering it learned that of toolmaker, at the Daugherty typewriter Works. For five years he worked to master the details of these trades, and became very expert in both. For a time thereafter he was with the well known Baldwin Locomotive Works, at Philadelphia. In 1907 he became a partner in the present firm of Hoey & Gallaher. The company was incorporated in 1910, with a capital stock of $50,000. The plant is thoroughly up-to-date, being equipped with modern machinery, and a specialty is made of all kinds of repairing. When working at full capacity employment is given to from twenty to twenty-five men.

Mr. Gallaher is a member of the Episcopal Church at Kittanning, and serves as a vestry-man. He takes pride in the fact that he is able to belong to the Sons of Veterans because his father served during the Civil war. The record of Mr. Gallaher's life is a history of earnest, persistent, honest effort, intelligently directed, and judging the future by the past his prospects are very bright. .

Source: Page 468-496, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J. H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed May 1999 by Michael S. Caldwell for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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