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Obit Look-up Galloway/Fiet

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Re: Obit Look-up Galloway/Fiet

Posted: 1333313914000
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I see you've only posted 5 messages on the Rootsweb system. A lot of obit requests go unanswered, especially when you post such limited information on several persons. A lot of research can be accomplished by yourself using a lot of online sites,, Heritage Quest (for Census), many other genealogical sites have their own census documents. The Social Security Death Index is found on several sites. Family trees posted on Ancestry help find people having information, but a lot of trees have a lot of errors, the more source documentation, the better the tree. You can access family trees if you have an ancestry membership, or you can access the library version using your library card at your library, on their computers. Etc.

Richard and Jacoba's gravestone:;

The Social Security Death Index:
Richard Galloway, born 10 Mar 1882, died Aug 1967, "last residence:" Ogden, Weber County, UT.
The "last residence" on the SSDI is NOT necessarily where a person actually lived or died. The Social Security Administration calls it simply the "home of record," and possibly the address where correspondence by the SSA was sent to the person, family member, etc. It is not necessarily where any benefit was paid to the person, survivor, or the lumpsum death benefit (in years past, it was paid to anyone paying burial expenses, family member, funeral home, city/county, attorney; today, a living spouse). It is sometimes the location where the notification of death was sent to the SSA, sometimes where the lump sum death benefit was sent.
--His SSN was issued in Utah before 1951, so even that could be the basis of knowledge where he had lived.

I find 11 posted family trees on this person, with varied information on place of birth (England) and date of death (8 August or 15 August 1967 in Ogden). One has many sources for information; but, you can't identify where someone was born (city, area) from a US Census.

The 1910 US Census of Leigh, Fremont County, Idaho
Richard Galaway(as written/as transcribed), age 28, born in England, immigrated in 1900/"Pa" (Pa was the indication that he had filled his "paper," the Declaration of Intent to become a citizen. This was part of the enumerator instructions, "Na" Naturalized, "Al" Alien. One idiot genealogist says "Pa" stands for papers pending...NOTHING was pending. This was a enumerator instruction regarding status, not a connection to any naturalization process). Farmer/General Farm. Owned his property. Married 5 years
Jacoba, 23, born in Holland, immigrated 1893/NA (however, US law at that time identfied the wife had the same citizenship as her husband. Even US born females became aliens, if they married an alien. This was changed in 1922 with a law identifying a female has her own citizenship status).
Rosella M, 4, born in Utah
Olga, 2, Utah
Richard E, 4/12, born in Idaho (This census page is identified as having been enumerated on 16 & 18 April, 1910. So Richard was born about Dec 1905/Jan 1906. Although this system is "usually" correct, there are SOOO many errors in the census. Enumerators were wrong, copied the wrong information onto the final pages, the person providing the information was wrong (especially when there were lots of children), the person did not know the correct information, etc).

The 1920 Census of Grange, Malheur County, Oregon
Richard G(as transcribed, supposedly it is a "D"), born in Yorkshire, England, immigrated in 1900/Na/1905 (If he had been naturalized in 1905, the "Pa" in the 1910 was wrong, or this was in error). Farmer/Home farm
Jacoba, age 32, born in Antwerp, Netherlands (However, Antwerp is in Belgium, but was in the United Netherlands until 1835, so a mystery of an error?). Immigrated 1900/Na/1905 (Here again, the status of the wife was that of the husband, it appears her immigration and status was just copied from Richards).
Rosella, 13, UT
Vera O, 11, UT
Earnest R, 10, ID
Ruth J, 8, ID
Leah M, 6, ID
James W, 3, ID
Thora A, 1 5/12ths (the census was enumerated on 21 January, so born about July/August 1918).

The 1930 Census of Grange, Malheur Co, OR
Richard Galloway, 48, born in England, immigrated 1900/NA
Jakoba, 42, born in Holland, imm 1894
Ernest R, 19
Ruth J, 17
Mary L, 15
James W, 12
Thora A, 10
Irene G, 8, Oregon
Ellen A, 6, Oregon

The World War II Draft Registration (The Old Man's Draft).
Richard (NMN) Galloway, born 10 March 1882 in Hull, Yorkshire County, England, living in Vale, Malheur County, Oregon. The Name and Address of Person Who Will Always Know Your Address: Ellen Howe, Vale, Oregon (The fact the person identified is not his wife (or on anyone's WWII Draft card) does not mean a divorce, the wife had died, etc. MANY use family members, neighbors, employers, friends, rather than the spouse).

His marriage to Jacoba Fiet was identified as being on 19 April 1905 in Salt Lake City...but no source material identified.

As far as his and Jacoba's obit, they had many children and died when full obits were pretty popular. But, the publishing isn't always done. It depends on how long they lived in an area, their health for several years, connection to the community, family and friends in the community, their own wishes and those wishes of the children (financial and otherwise). I expect there is one in these cases.
--I sent a request to the owner of the family tree having the most information and detail a link to this thread, with a request to contact you with information, and if they have the obits.

As far as obits for the Fiet family:
Here is Aaltje's cemetery info:;
--page is sponsored by a "Jfiet" possibly related also.

There are more Fiet's listed for Utah. is a great source of information also.

Ron Bestrom
Tacoma, WA
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