Ohio History Journal

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Dr. William A. Galloway, a life member of the Ar-

chaeological and Historical Society, a scholarly gentle-

man long interested in the local history of his section of

the State, a public-spirited citizen and prominent physi-

cian, died at his home in Xenia early in the afternoon of

November 7, 1931. He had been ill for almost a year as a

result of ptomaine poisoning which left him with a weak-

ened heart. He seemed to rally from the attack in the

early autumn. This buoyed the hopes of his friends for

a time, but later a sudden change for the worse took

place, followed by a relapse from which he did not re-


For some years past, Dr. Galloway was engaged in

writing the Pioneer History of Greene County and

Southern Ohio. His great-grandfather, James Gallo-

way, Sr., came to Ohio from Bourbon County, Ken-

tucky, and settled about six miles north of Xenia in 1791.

He established friendly relations with the Indians and

was acquainted with the great Shawnee Chieftain Te-

cumseh. Shortly before his death Dr. Galloway con-

cluded his history which later will be published. It will

include much in regard to the Shawnee Indians not pre-

viously published. In his research for this work he con-

sulted many original manuscript records and traveled

far to glean authentic materials. He made a journey to

Oklahoma to visit Thomas Wildcat Alford, the great-

grandson of Tecumseh, and was there inducted into the

Shawnee tribe by ceremonies similar to those accorded