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    Marriage of Neal(Neil) Gallagher to Elizabeth Crosson 11th September 1876

    Hi, I was just wondering if anyone can locate any records or documents relating to the above mentioned marriage.It took place in either Philadelphia, Pennsylvania or Oakland, California.

    Thank you.
    Paul.

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    I looked on FS and Ancestry - no luck. US records in 1876 can be sparse, depending on location.
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      #3
      Hi PhotoFamily, thanks for taking the time to look, and especially thanks for responding, even to say you couldn't find anything! I was beginning to think I had been ostracised for some unknown reason.
      Regards.
      Paul.

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        #4
        Hi Paul, not being ostracised I did look at your post, but have very little overseas skills, and no WW access to Ancestry, so was no help to you.

        Not sure if you have WW ancestry - but you can get it via your library at home, the offer has now been extended to December by Ancestry. But Photofamily already checked

        Wonder if there are any newspaper reports?
        Carolyn
        Family Tree site

        Researching: Luggs, Freeman - Cornwall; Dayman, Hobbs, Heard - Devon; Wilson, Miles - Northants; Brett, Everett, Clark, Allum - Herts/Essex
        Also interested in Proctor, Woodruff

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          #5
          Thanks cbcarolyn.

          Regards.
          Paul.

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            #6
            I have a full subscription. This couple appear on several trees on Ancestry but no one has been able to confirm where the marriage took place. Most say either Philadelphia, Pennsylvania or Oakland, California, based on documents dating before and after 1876.
            Phil
            historyhouse.co.uk
            Essex - family and local history.

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              #7
              You can check to see if this is online, but FS catalog has a listing for an index to an Oakland newspaper that covers your time period:
              Oakland newspaper index, 1869-1883

              https://www.familysearch.org/search/...tory%20Library

              There is a biographical book for Oakland and environs, but it doesn't contain your peeps (as far as I can tell). This is Vol II - the first volume is also online:
              https://archive.org/details/historyo...up?q=gallagher

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                #8
                You're probably aware of the births registered in California:
                https://www.familysearch.org/search/...nt=20&offset=0

                cool - they even have the image.

                They were Catholic?
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                  #9
                  Some trees on Ancestry are also saying that marriage occurred in 1878, which would seem to match the first listed child (born 1879, Oakland).

                  One tree indicates they had a child, different surname, in 1869. Well, maybe?? but that would mean that Lizzie was 13 at the time of the birth...

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                    #10
                    So, in the 1900, she says she had 8 children, all living, and there are 8 children in the household. I've seen the number of children not include children lost at a very young age, but to me it sounds like they've been accounted for.

                    Have you tracked Neal in City Directories? Perhaps there's a gap because they married in Philadelphia and he left for CA soon thereafter, and she joined him once he had established the household.
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                      #11
                      He has 3 entries in this 1877 directory:
                      https://archive.org/details/bishopso...up?q=gallagher

                      and he's in the 1876
                      https://archive.org/details/bishopso...up?q=gallagher

                      unfortunately, there's a gap in the volumes that this site has until 1880

                      I was hoping that in 1880 they would start listing Lizzie, too, but no luck
                      https://archive.org/details/bishopso...up?q=gallagher
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                        #12
                        Newspapers may be your best bet. I don't have access.
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                          #13
                          Thanks PhotoFamily and Keldon for your replies. I'll see if I can get more info from newspapers.
                          Paul.

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