Blanche Whitted and William Galloway

    Blanche Sarah Whitted, 1891-1949, was the third and last child of Harmon A. Whitted and Corinda P. Tomlinson. Harmon's parents were William Clark Whitted and Sarah Ann Richardson.

Originally from Iowa, Blanche's family moved to Idaho not long before she was born on 18 December 1891. On 23 December 1909, she married William Romer Galloway in Peck, Nez Perce, Idaho, south of Coeur d'Alene.

By 1920 they had moved to Stanislaus County, California, in the Central Valley, where their third son was born. In 1940 they were living on Shoemake Avenue in the western area of Modesto.

Blanche died on 7 June 1949 and William died on 24 December 1955. They are buried in Wood Colony Cemetery.

Wood Colony Cemetery is an Old German Baptist Brethren Cemetery on Dakota Road, in Salida, Stanislaus County. The first burial in the cemetery was in 1912 and most of the burials in the cemetery were members of the Old German Baptist Church.

It is not known whether Blance and William were members of the church, but they are buried here; William's mother and William and Blanche's son, Orlie R. Galloway, are also buried here. William's mother, Sarah, is buried next to William and Sarah in the center section, row B.


Sarah J. Galloway, 1856-1920     William Romer Galloway was the second child of Daniel K. and Sarah J. Galloway. He was born in Kentucky, as were his parents, on 7 October 1878. By 1880 the family was in Marion, Polk County, Missouri. William's draft registration card for World War I gives a registration place as Lewis County, Idaho. Sarah, William's mother, must have moved with William and Blanche to Stanislaus County as she died there soon after.

William and Blanche had three sons, Orlie Raymond and Verner B., both born in Idaho, and Donald K., born in California.

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Blanche Whitted Galloway is the great granddaughter of Jonathan Whitted and Nancy Rogers Clark, and the second cousin of the author's grandfather, James Albert Whitted. The Whitted family, originally from North Carolina, moved to Indiana in the 1800s. Their descendants can be found all over the United States. More information for Whitted descendants can also be found on the Thomas Whitted Esq. Descent Report.

Photos of the cemetery and gravestones were taken by Anne Healy Field, January 2013, in Salida, California.

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