William Alban GALLUP, a farmer, residing on
section 17, Steuben township, Marshall county, with post office
at Sparland, although not numbered among the pioneers of the
county, has spent more than thirty of the best years of his life
within its borders, and is recognized as one of its best and
most deserving citizens, a man of culture and refinement, well
read in the standard and current literature of the day. He was
The genealogy of the
When but twenty-one years of age, Mr.
GALLUP was united in marriage with Miss Mary A. TANNER, also a
native of Rhode Island, and has never for a moment had cause to
regret the step taken, for his wife has to him been truly a
helpmeet in the almost half a century in which they have
together traveled life’s pathway. One year after their marriage,
with the assistance of his father, he secured a small farm near
West Greenwich, but later removed to
Since coming to
In early manhood, Mr. GALLUP was a whig in politics, but on the dissolution of that party, identified himself with the democrats, and has since been an earnest and consistent advocate of the principles of that party. For official position, however, he has never had any inclination, but has served his township in some minor offices. He usually represents his party in the township and county conventions, and his influence is always felt on such occasions. Religiously he was reared under the influence of the Calvinistic Baptists, but the peculiar faith of that people has never seemed to him consistent with the attributes of a divine being, and therefore he has leaned somewhat to Universalism, but has never identified himself with the Universalist church. In educational matters he has ever taken considerable interest, believing in good schools, and that every child should have the opportunity given it for an education.
To Mr. and Mrs. GALLUP five children were born: Lydia married Archie RIDDELL, of La Prairie township, and on the death of her husband, returned to her parents’ home, where she now resides; Sarah and Eunice both died in young womanhood, their deaths leaving a sad vacancy in the family household; Alvan married Miss Nellie ROBB, and lives on a farm adjoining the old homestead; Benjamin yet resides with his parents, and assists in the cultivation of the home farm.
While declining to be a practitioner, Mr. GALLUP has kept up an interest in medical reading, which has always been to him an interesting subject, and the knowledge thus obtained has been of material interest to himself and family. As a neighbor and citizen, he has ever been held in the highest esteem.
Extracted March 2011 by Norma Hass from The Biographical Record of Bureau, Marshall and Putnam Counties, Illinois, 1896.