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 Martin Mouser “M. M.” Galloway

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Martin Mouser “M. M.” Galloway

  • Birth 2 Sep 1860 Hempstead County, Arkansas, USA
  • Death 26 Nov 1922 DeRidder, Beauregard Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Burial DeRidder, Beauregard Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 13121041

Martin Mouser Galloway was the son of James and Elizabeth Mouser Galloway and the husband of Mary Rogers Galloway. He grew up in Arkansas, the second born of six living sons born to James and Elizabeth. Martin worked in and learned the sawmill business as a young man and sawmilling was an occupation that required frequent relocation. After his marriage, he and Mary moved often and he owned and operated mills in various locations in southwest AR and northwest Texas. About 1905 Martin moved to Beauregard Par., Louisiana, and established a new sawmill operation at Grabow near DeRidder, Louisiana, operating as the "Galloway Lumber Co.", it was a family owned business with Martin (as president) and his brothers, Marzook and James, and his son, Zook, as principal stockholders. Labor problems precipatated by the Brotherhood of Timberworkers culminated in a riot on July 7,1912 and a subsequent court case which acquited company employees. This was truly a sad event. The union, which had been unsuccessful in unionizing the larger lumber mill companies in the area, concentrated its effort on unionizing the small Galloway Mill and had "vowed to shut it down". The Galloway family wanting to avoid trouble was reportedly willing to meet all union demands except one, that they fire all their employees who had continued to work and would not join the union. When an armed and determined group of union organizers converged on the mill on a Sunday afternoon they were met by equally armed group of anti-union mill workers and name calling soon resulted in an exchange of gunfire with an unfortunate loss of life. Today the site of Galloway Sawmill is designated by a historical marker, provided and dedicated jointly by the Galloway family and the successor to the Timberworkers Union. Not long thereafter Martin sold the mill at Grabow. Martin and his wife Mary continued to reside at DeRidder until their deaths. Many of their descendants are buried in Woodlawn Cemetery and many still live in DeRidder and the surrounding area.



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  • Created by: sam sproles
  • Added: 25 Jan 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13121041
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Martin Mouser “M. M.” Galloway (2 Sep 1860–26 Nov 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13121041, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, DeRidder, Beauregard Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by sam sproles (contributor 46794150) .