Ruth V. Gallagher

Ruth V. Gallagher

Female 1921 - 2011  (89 years)

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  • Name Ruth V. Gallagher 
    Born 20 Jun 1921  Buffalo, Erie County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Census 1930  Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Graduation 1939  West Philadelphia, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Agency: St. Leonard Academy 
    Census 1940  Haverford, Delaware County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    History Her obituary reads, "Ruth G. Sullivan of Glen Mills Ruth Gallagher Sullivan, 89, a dedicated homemaker and enthusiastic volunteer, died Monday from complications of multiple strokes at Renaissance Gardens of Maris Grove in Glen Mills. She committed her life to raising and educating her seven children. Ruth was born in Buffalo, N.Y. and raised in New York State and suburban Philadelphia. She attended St. Andrew Elementary School in Drexel Hill and graduated high school from St. Leonard Academy in West Philadelphia in 1939. She attended Immaculata College and also Our Lady of Angels College, now Neuman University. With her deceased husband Edmund (Sully), whom she was married in 1941, she had been a member of St. Dorothy Church in Drexel Hill since April 1952. Mrs. Sullivan's employments included the foreign student office at Villanova University, Lord & Taylor Department Stores modeling for Wingback Jewelry, and Wannamaker Department Stores. Her volunteer organizations included PEO (Philanthropic Education Organization), and the Red Hats Society. In addition, during the 1960's, she co-founded the Great Books Discussion Group for students at St. Dorothy Elementary School. With her husband Sully, Ruth was an avid traveler and took particular pleasure in taking courses through Elder Hostel (now Roads Scholar). Mrs. Sullivan also enjoyed and became a certified instructor for Jacki Sorensen's aerobic dancing, which she did into her late 60's. Ruth was the daughter of the late Elizabeth Hennessey Gallagher and Aloysius Gallagher. Mrs. Sullivan is survived by daughters, Denise and Shelly, sons Edmund J, Jr, Timothy, Kevin, Brian, and Mark, 31 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at St. Dorothy Church at Township Line and Burmont Road in Drexel Hill. Friends may call at 12 noon. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Yeadon.
    Died 9 May 2011  Glen Mills, Delaware County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Agency: Renaissance Gardens of Maris Grove  
    Cause: complications of multiple strokes 
    Buried 14 May 2011  Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Siblings 6 siblings 
    Person ID I11029  | Sullivan Line
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2015 

    Father Aloysius Francis Gallagher,   b. 1 Jun 1884, Binghamton, Broome County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1970, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Irene Hennessey,   b. 23 Nov 1884, near Binghamton, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Sep 1966  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 1912  [5
    • Their marriage was in the Spring
    Family ID F7609  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Edmund Joseph Sullivan, Sr.,   b. 27 Jul 1921, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 2003, Drexel Hill, Delaware County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 15 Oct 1941  [2
    Children 
     1. Ruth Denise Sullivan
     2. Edmound "Ted" Sullivan, Jr.
     3. Timothy Francis Sullivan
     4. Kevin Sullivan, Sr.,   b. 1951
     5. Brian Sullivan,   b. 1953
     6. Mark Philip Sullivan
     7. Shelly Marie Sullivan
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F7606  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Jun 1921 - Buffalo, Erie County, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - She was recorded while living with her parents. - 1930 - Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGraduation - Agency: St. Leonard Academy - 1939 - West Philadelphia, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - She was recorded while living with her parents. - 1940 - Haverford, Delaware County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Agency: Renaissance Gardens of Maris Grove - 9 May 2011 - Glen Mills, Delaware County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 14 May 2011 - Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
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    Ruth (Gallagher) Sullivan
    Ruth (Gallagher) Sullivan

  • Sources 
    1. [S111] Obituary of Ruth Sulliavan, (Coatesville, Pennsylvania: The Daily Times May 12, 2011).

    2. [S107] Sullivan, Timothy Francis. Gallegher/Sullivan Ancestry, (unknown place: manuscript, 5 May 2012).

    3. [S20 ] 1930 U.S. Federal Census, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002).
      Year: 1930; Census Place: Scranton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2051; Page: 31B; Enumeration District: 0005; Image: 256.0; FHL microfilm: 2341785

    4. [s21] 1940 U.S. Federal Census, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012).
      Year: 1940; Census Place: Haverford, Delaware, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3492; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 23-85

    5. [S311] Sullivan, Timothy Francis. Gallegher/Sullivan Ancestry, (unknown.: manuscript, 5 May 2012).



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