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Mortimer Gallivan

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Classification: Biography
Surnames: Gallivan Sheehan Sullivan McQuade
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History of the Catholic Church In Indiana Charles Blanchard, Bowen 1898
MORTIMER D. GALLIVAN, who resides at No. 831 Sanders street, Indianapolis, is a prominent and well-known Catholic citizen. He was born at Darnane Abbey, county Kerry, Ireland, his parents being Daniel and Catherine Gallivan. In 1851 Daniel Gallivan came to the United States to prepare a home for his family in this country, going first to the state of Massachusetts, where, in 1854, the family joined him. He, however, did not long survive, his death occurring June 29, 1855. The children at that time numbered eight, four sons and four daughters, six of whom have passed away. The two that remain are Mortimer D. and his brother John. From Massachusetts the family removed to the state of New York, locating at Moravia, Cayuga county, and when the war of the Rebellion threatened the disruption of the Union, three of the brothers entered the service of the Union. Of these Mortimer D. was the eldest, and he and his brother Patrick became members of company I, Ninth New York heavy artillery. John enlisted in the Fifty-second New York Volunteer infantry. Of the artillery regiment of which the two elder brothers were members, William H. Seward, Jr., son of the famous statesman, was the lieutenant-colonel. Mr. Gallivan participated in some of the most important battles and movements of the war, among them Gen. Sheridan's famous campaign in the Shenandoah valley, and he was present at the surrender of Gen. Lee at Appomattox, April 9, 1865. The three brothers were all valuable soldiers, and were all honorably discharged at the close of the war.
Returning to his home in New York, Mortimer D. Gallivan, in connection with his brother, John, disposed of the property they owned in that state, and removed to Missouri, purchasing land in Knox county with the view of making that county a permanent residence. But ill health compelled a change of plan, and since 1871 Mortimer D. has been a resident of Indianapolis. In 1877 his brother John went to the far west, and has since that time devoted himself chiefly to mining. The mother and sisters of the subject of this sketch lie buried in Holy Cross cemetery- in Indianapolis.
The first marriage of Mr. Gallivan took place in 1865 to Mary Sheehan. She died February 20, 1875, leaving three children - Daniel, Kate and John; the two former are living; John died at the age of twenty years. One son, Patrick M., died in infancy. October 14, 1884, Mortimer D. Gallivan was married to Mrs. Ellen McQuade, whose maiden name was Sullivan. Her first husband was also a soldier of the war for the Union. By him she had four children, but all died young. Mr. and Mrs. Gallivan possess and enjoy the confidence and esteem of all their neighbors and friends
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