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Patrick Galligan
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Birth: May 15, 1891
Cootehill
County Cavan, Ireland
Death: Apr. 16, 1921
Dallas
Dallas County
Texas, USA

(WW1 Draft Registration shows Date of Birth 05/15/1893, Grave headstone shows a date of August 15, 1889.)

City of Dallas Firefighter; died in a traffic accident, while responding to a call.

Patrick Galligan was commended for bravery following the destruction of the Main hotel which burned in January 1920, at which time several persons lost their lives. It was through the efforts of Captain Galligan that the death list was not greater. He was injured at the time, being caught under a heavy awning which fell with a number of firemen. He was known among the members of the department and has many friends as "Fighting Pat," the name being given him because of his courage in fighting fire.

Captain Galligan was unmarried. His mother and father are Andrew and Honora Fitzpatrick Galligan, of Ireland. He has a brother residing in Austin, Texas. The body was turned over to the Welland Undertaking Company where it is being held pending funeral arrangements.

Galligan was one of the most popular of local firemen and there was gloom throughout the department when the news of his death became known. Soon after the Main hotel fire, Galligan paid a visit to his parents in Ireland while recovering from his injuries.

Funeral services for Captain Patrick Galligan, Dallas fireman who was killed when two fire trucks crashed Saturday afternoon while responding to a false alarm, will be held Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock from the Welland Parlors. Interment will be held in Rowlett Cemetery, (later known as Sacred Heart Cemetery).

Pallbearers selected from among the members of the fire department will be A. P. Taffes, *. *. Patterson, W. E. Sanderford, Bert Burris, Capt. H. Stevens, and Capt. H. W. Williams. Captain Galligan si survived by two brothers and a sister. Owne Galligan lives at Austin, Texas. The other brother and sister live in Ireland. His mother and father recently died in Ireland.

All members of the fire department who are off duty and those who can be spared from duty will attend the funeral services at the chapel in a body.
 
 
Burial:
Sacred Heart Cemetery
Rowlett
Dallas County
Texas, USA
Plot: Near Rowlett Road
GPS (lat/lon): 32.89639, -96.56909
 
Created by: Tom White
Record added: Nov 17, 2012
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