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Katherine Louise Gallagher Hurney
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Birth: Dec., 1883
District Of Columbia, USA
Death: Jun. 17, 1959

Married January 9, 1911 at Holy Trinity. Mother of one son, but raised four children. Katie was born in Georgetown over the family bar. She was the only child of the second marriage of Sophia Stanton and James Gallagher. She was named after her Gallagher grandmother. This marriage cause a great deal of bad feelings between the Stanton and Gallagher families. After the death of her father, Katie Gallagher helped her mother manage what had originally been the Stanton family businesses that had been signed over to James Gallagher. Sophia was illiterate and unable to manage the 3 businesses that John Stanton had left. James Gallagher had been an employee in the Stanton bar on Wisconsin Ave. Yet, Katie as she was known to her family, became the mainstay of the Gallagher/Stanton/Potter family. In 1911 her mother came to live with her after being widowed for the second time. Katie sold the bar left to her by James Gallagher back to Frank Stanton. In 1913, Fannie Stanton Potter died at Katie's home where she nursed her step sister through her terminal illness. Because their father Ed was also in deteriorating health, Katie took in Fannie's 3 children who lived with her until the children left home to start their own families. During all this time, Katie was raising her own son Joe.
In 1953 after the death of her husband, Aunt Katie as she was then known, stayed with various family members until she could move back to Georgetown to be near Holy Rood Cemetery, where her entire family was buried. She is buried with her husband Joe.
Aunt Katie was a kind woman and loved by everyone who knew her. 
Family links: 
  James Gallagher (1858 - 1911)
  Anne Sophia Benjamin Gallagher (1850 - 1922)
  Joseph Aloysius Hurney (1884 - 1953)*
  Joseph Aloysious Hurney (1915 - 1976)*
  Thomas Francis Stanton (1869 - 1888)**
  John Stanton (1870 - 1870)**
  Mary Frances Stanton Potter (1872 - 1913)**
  John Aloysius Stanton (1874 - 1920)**
  Joseph Francis Stanton (1876 - 1876)**
  Francis Joseph Stanton (1877 - 1916)**
  Eugene Thomas Stanton (1881 - 1895)**
  Katherine Louise Gallagher Hurney (1883 - 1959)
  Michael Joseph Gallagher (1885 - 1885)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Gallagher family plot stone says Joseph A Hurney
Holy Rood Cemetery
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Section 30 Lot 368 East 1/2
Created by: connie jansen
Record added: May 03, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36676280
Katherine Louise <i>Gallagher</i> Hurney
Added by: connie jansen
Katherine Louise <i>Gallagher</i> Hurney
Added by: connie jansen
Katherine Louise <i>Gallagher</i> Hurney
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Well remembered!
- Connie Sommerville Jansen
 Added: Sep. 23, 2013
for Aunt Katie
- connie jansen
 Added: Jun. 22, 2011

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