Members of the Galey and Cunningham families depicted here came from Canada, Indiana, and Missouri. However, they all lived in Nebraska for many years, which is where a few of the Galey family still live. Others of the Galey and Cunningham families moved on to South Dakota, Montana, Washington, Oregon, and California. You may see larger versions of any image by clicking on the photo and selecting the size you prefer.
ALFRED V. CUNNINGHAM FAMILY - Ca 1889
Thanks to Peggy Mosher Sciarillo for sharing this wonderful old photo of the Alfred V. Cunningham family, taken in about 1889 -- probably in front of their home in Trumbull or Giltner, Nebraska. Parents Alfred and Mary Jane Cunningham are seated. The oldest boy (standing at left) is Rayburn. Clarence is on his father's lap, while Lawson is on his mother's lap. The note on the back of the picture states that Rayburn and Clarence were born in Onargo, Illinois, while Lawson was born in Trumbull, Nebraska. Both Giltner and Trumbull are in Hamilton County, just a few miles southeast of Hastings, Nebraska.
GALEY DESCENDANTS MEET - MARCH 19, 2015
DISCUSS RESEARCH OF GALEY FAMILY
Three descendants of Elisha and Eliza (Milleson) Galey recently in Mesa, Arizona for lunch and a fun conversation about family and their research into Galey ancestors. Gary Galey (left) came from Crawford, Nebraska; Karen (Galey) Miller came from Spearfish, SD; and Jon Blosser came from Glendale, AZ.
BOB & NAOMI GALEY HONORED - AUGUST 3, 2014
NAMED TO "DAWES COUNTY AG HALL OF FAME"
For more than 50 years, Bob and Naomi Galey have been engaged in a farm and ranch operation just east of Whitney, Nebraska. They've been recognized as leaders in agriculture, helping to "…change the quality of life…and making Dawes County a better place to live."
Dawes County Agriculture Hall of Fame certificate presented to Bob and Naomi on August 3, 2014.
Coming forward to share this special moment were (at left) Naomi and Bob Galey, accompanied by their daughter, Linda Turnbull, and her husband John; Bob Galey's sister, Karen Miller, and Bob's brother, Gary Galey.
Family members helped Bob and Naomi Galey celebrate their induction into the Dawes County Agricultural Hall of Fame at the County Fairgrounds in Chadron. Left-to-right in the back: Gary Galey, Gene Galey, and Karen Galey; Middle row: Bob Galey, Naomi Galey, Linda Turnbull, and John Turnbull; front: Zoleta Galey.
Bob and Naomi's daughter Linda (Galey) and her husband John Turnbull. The Galey's other daughter, Brenda, lives in Australia and was unable to attend.
Former Ag Extension agent Don Huls, who remains active with the Dawes County Agriculture Society, served as Master of Ceremonies.
Veteran writer Con Marshall, who's deeply immersed in Dawes County Agricultural Society activities, shared a bit of humor with the Galey group while he was collecting information for a photo. Guess which three people didn't get the joke?
Lots of Whitney and Dawes County neighbors came by to congratulate Bob and Naomi.