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 Albert Smith Gallup

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Albert Smith Gallup

Birth
East Berne, Albany County, New York, USA
Death 21 Mar 1906 (aged 82)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
Memorial ID 23274567 View Source
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from the New York Times, March 22, 1906:
Albert Smith Gallup, who died at his residence, 47 West Twentieth street, yesterday, in his eighty-third year, was born at East Berne, N.Y. in 1823. His father, Albert Gallup, was a well-known lawyer of Albany and a member of Congress under President Van Buren. At the age of 20, Mr. Gallup went from Albany to Providence, R.I., where he began his business career. As a member successively of the firms of Peckham & Gallup, Bailey & Gallup, Gallup Brothers, and A. & W. Sprague, he was identified with the cotton and manufacturing interests of the State.
He was a member of the House of Representatives of the State of Rhode Island in 1853 and 1854, and Postmaster of Providence from 1856 to 1861. He was connected with the military organizations of the city, the Providence Marine Corps of Artillery, and the Providence Horse Guards, and was Colonel of the latter during the Civil War. He was one of the founders of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
In 1872 Mr. Gallup joined the firm of Hoyt, Sprague & Co., and became a resident of New York City. He was a life-long Democrat. Mr. Gallup married in 1849 Jane Adams, daughter of Joseph Balch of Providence. Mrs. Gallup died in 1893. Their three children were Albert, a lawyer and President of the Park Board, who died in 1892; Howard, who died in 1903, and Jeanie, the wife of the Rev. Dr. Henry Mottet. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 4 o'clock at the Church of the Holy Communion, Sixth Avenue and Twentieth Street.


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