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George W. Gallanar

George W. Gallanar was born in the city of Pittsburg, August 1st, 1852, and when about two years old his parents removed to the West, residing a short time in each of the following named cities: Cleveland and Cincinnati, Ohio; Chicago, Illinois; Davenport, Iowa; and St. Louis, Missouri, in which State George received his education at the State University. After completing his school studies, for a time he engaged in whatever his hands could find to do; the first venture was to carry the United States Mail between Jefferson city and Hibernia; next in the United States quartermaster's department, then a position in the Missouri Elevator at St. Louis, and finally on the Missouri, Kansas city and Northern railroad, where in a short time he was promoted to yard master, and stationed at St. Joseph, Missouri. Abandoning this position he removed to Genoa, Nevada, where he taught school for a time and studied law with George P. Harding, district attorney of Douglas county; afterwards filled an engagement on the Eureka and Palisade railroad. Next to San Francisco where he was engaged in carpentering and was at work for some time on the Baldwin Hotel and Theater. His next move was on the northern division of the C. P. railroad, where he remained until May 9th, 1878, when he came to Uniontown and is now engaged in merchandising. He was united in marriage July 18th, 1876, to Miss Anna A. Lohry. They have one son Frederick, born in San Francisco, California, May 17th, 1877. Mr. Gallanar practices in the Probate and Justices courts, also in the United States land office. Is a member of Coloma Lodge, No. 27, I. 0. 0. F. also Coloma Lodge, No. 203, A. O. U, W. Is editor and proprietor of the Lotus Press, issued in Uniontown. The first number appeared on June 27th, 1882.

The History of El Dorado County, California by P. Sioli, page 245

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