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Updated December 5, 2002

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Edward Galanaugh was born in County Donegal (Inishowen Peninsula), Ireland, in 1817. He lived in Ballymacarthur Townland, just north of Moville. In 1856, he married Mary Ann McLenehan. The couple and their then four children emigrated to St. John, N.B., Canada, in 1864. They eventually had 9 more children before moving to Philadelphia in 1886. Their descendants are to be found today mainly in the Philadelphia-New York area.
Edward Galanaugh was my great-grandfather. My mother, Catharine Veronica Galanaugh, was the daughter of Edward's 13th child, Richard Patrick Galanaugh.

Family Trees (viewing trees requires 4.0 or later browser)
  • Galanaugh-Gallinagh Family Tree (94 KB)
    The Galanaugh family came from Inishowen Peninsula, County Donegal, Ireland, to Philadelphia in the 1880s by way of St. John, N.B., Canada.
Family Photos
  • Richard Galanaugh (29 KB)
    Richard Galanaugh (shown with wife, Helen Murphy) was the 13th and last of the children of Edward and Mary Ann. He was born in 1880 in St. John, N.B. A machinist, he worked for the Fels Soap Co. in Philadelphia for 50 years. He died in 1953.
  • Latest Galanaugh Wedding (397 KB)
    Karen Galanaugh and Dr. Stuart Septimus got an aloha and best wishes at their wedding and Hawaiian-shirt reception on Aug. 12, 2001, at the Brandywine Country Club in Wilmington, Del. Karen has her own PR business. Stuart is a pediatric cardiologist.
  • Arch's Wedding Day (246 KB)
    Arch Galanaugh (right) and from left, brothers Richard, Jr., Francis, father Richard. Seated are sister Catharine and mother Helen.
  • Moville, Co. Donegal (109 KB)
    St. Michael's Church where Edward and Mary Ann Gallinagh were married in 1856. Moville sits on Lough Foyle near where it empties into the North Atlantic.
  • Mary Ann McLenehan (654 KB)
    Mary Ann McLenehan married Edward Gallinagh in Moville, Ireland, in 1856. They had four children in Ireland before emigrating to St. John, N.B., Canada, in 1864. The family grew to 13 children before they settled in Philadelphia in 1886.
  • Archibald Galanaugh: stunt rower, trainer (6 KB)
    Archibald Galanaugh was born in 1876 in St. John, N.B., Canada. He invented a salve that scullers used on their scrapes and bruises.
  • Gallinagh Clan Luncheon November 2002 (62 KB)
    New Jersey Galanaugh cousins finally get together. From left: Ken Galanaugh, Dolores M. (Taormina) Galanaugh, Charles F. Galanaugh and Raymond J. McBride, Jr. Charles is a great-grandson of Dan Galanaugh, the champion skuller. Dolores is his wife and Ken is their son. Ray is a grandson of Dan's youngest brother, Richard Galanaugh.
  • Daniel Galanaugh: champion oarsman (30 KB)
    Daniel Galanaugh, oldest of Edward and Mary Ann's children, was born in 1857 in Ballymacarthur Townland, Lower Moville Parish, Co. Donegal, Ireland. He began his rowing career as a teenager in Canada, and became a champion in Philadelphia. Dan coached crew at Yale University and at one time owned a small hotel on the Delaware River in Salem County, N.J. He died of typhoid fever in 1911.
  • Daniel J. Galanaugh and 3 Sons (650 KB)
    Champion oarsman Dan Galanaugh (in hat) with sons[from left] Daniel, Jr., James and Edward. Photo probably was taken shortly before Dan died in 1911.
  • James Galanaugh: bar owner (21 KB)
    James Galanaugh was born in 1867 in St. John, N.B. In the late nineteenth century he owned a tavern at 73rd St. and Woodland Ave. in SW Philadelphia.
  • Gertrude (Galanaugh) Nolan and her sister Rita (125 KB)
    Gertrude (Galanaugh) Nolan and her sister Rita in a photo taken in Los Gatos, California, on November 24, 2000. Gertrude and Rita are granddaughters of Daniel Galanaugh, the oarsman.
  • Elizabeth Galanaugh (19 KB)
    Elizabeth Galanaugh was born in 1871 in St. John, N.B. Her husband was funeral director Brian J. Cavanaugh. Their descendants still operate funeral homes in the Philadelphia area.
  • Veronica Galanaugh (22 KB)
    Veronica Galanaugh was born in 1875 in St. John, N.B. Her husband, William Campbell, was a blacksmith.
  • Ellen Galanaugh (23 KB)
    Ellen Galanaugh was born in St. John, N.B., in 1879. After her first husband, Peter McGowan, died, she married Hugh Horan.
Related Files
  • Murphys & Galanaughs (6 KB)
    Regina Murphy struggles to survive with eight children after her husband, John, is killed by a train at age 40. Her daughter Helen (Ellen) marries a young machinist at Fels Soap Co.
  • The Gallinaghs of Inishowen (9 KB)
    The Galanaugh family of Philadelphia began as Gallinaghs in mid-nineteenth century Donegal.
  • Memories of Somers Point (1 KB)
    The Galanaugh and Warner children spent happy summers together in the little house in Somers Point.
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