Lakefield Township Early Pioneers of Saginaw County, Michigan
Lakefield Township Early Pioneers of Saginaw County, Michigan

Ira Galloway




Ira “John” Galloway was born December 23, 1839 in Manvers Township, Durham County, Ontario, Canada. His parents were James and Deborah Cramle/Crumle/Plumb Galloway. John married Martha S. Steele/Sicklesteel on December 8, 1858 in Kent, Ontario, Canada. Martha was born July 16, 1842 and her parents were David and Nancy Ann Turner Sicklesteel/ Steel. John and Martha came to the United States in 1879.


John and Martha had two children:

  1. Albert Galloway was born November 3, 1859 in Canada. He died on 24 August 1902 of Consumption and is buried in the Lakefield Township Cemetery.

  2. Frank L. Galloway was born in 1872.


John and Martha lived in Section 21 on the corner of Nelson and Meridian Roads. A Post Office known as Galloway was at this location but it was discontinued on October 31, 1902. In 1896 their neighbors were Frank Glinke, John Herbage, Rudolph Hinterman, Frank Krupka, T.D. Mason, Peter Rosewig and Martin Novak.


John was elected or appointed to the following Lakefield Township Offices:

  1. April 5, 1880 Elected as Constable

  2. April 4, 1881 Elected as Constable

  3. April 3, 1882 Elected as Drain Commissioner

  4. April 2, 1883 Elected as Constable

  5. April 2, 1883 Appointed as Overseer of Highways District #4

  6. April 6, 1885 Elected as Constable

  7. April 5, 1886 Elected as Constable

  8. April 4, 1887 Elected as Constable.


John died on June 3, 1901 in Lakefield Township and Martha died on February 5, 1911 in Merrill, Saginaw County, Michigan. John and Martha are buried in Lakefield Township Cemetery.















SOURCES: 1880, 1900 Lakefield Township Federal Census; John and Martha Galloway's marriage record; John and Martha Galloway's death records; Lakefield Township Records; Lakefield Township Cemetery; 1896 Lakefield Township Plat Map.


Pioneers of Lakefield Township - Left to Right: Jacob Brown, Lawrence Dubay, Alva Hinterman, David Dubay, Mr. Harris, George Easlick, Calvin Harris;   Ray Rowell standing towards the top of photo and his daughters, Mildred, Dorothy, and Carrie Rowell,  sitting on the wood pile.    Carry Rowell later married Fred Honaman.     photo from John and Linda Honaman Johnson.



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