Gallagher, Condy C., M.D., D.D.S.,

(Source: History of Schuylkill County, Vol. 2)

Gallagher, Condy C., M.D., D.D.S., of Coaldale, is one of the able representatives of both the medical and dental professions in Schuylkill County, and his practice is extensive and lucrative.

He was born in the village of Dunglow, County Donegal, Ireland, November 6, 1863, a son of Peter and Mary (Campbell) Gallagher, the former of stanch old Irish stock and the latter of Scotch-Irish lineage.

Dr. Condy C. Gallagher was three years of age at the time of the family removal from the Emerald Isle to America, and he secured his early educational discipline in the public schools of Coaldale.

On June 29, 1892, Mr. Gallagher was united in marriage to Miss Alice A. Ryan, daughter of Michael and Mary (Coleman) Ryan, and the surviving children of this union are: Paul, Loretta, Joseph, Alice, and Annie

In 1896 he was matriculated in the Medico-Chirurgical college of Philadelphia, in which celebrated institution he was a student for three years, completing his dental course, after which time he took up his medical studies in the Columbia College of Physician and Surgeons, in order to better qualify himself by a more varied experience, and graduated as a member of the class of 1901, graduating in thirty-six scientific branches and receiving not only his two degrees, but also the first honors of his class.

Immediately after graduation, Dr. Gallagher located in his hometown of Coaldale, where he has since been engaged in active and successful practice. He has gained prestige as one of the leading physicians and surgeons of the county; enjoys unqualified popularity in the community, and had the distinction of being chosen the first burgess of the borough of Coaldale after its incorporation, in 1906, which position was secured by him after a battle of two years.

The parents of the doctor came to America in 1866 and took up residence in Coaldale, Schuylkill County, though the father had visited the United States as early as 1853, in which year he located in California, where the gold excitement was then at its height. He became a naturalized citizen of the United States prior to his return to Ireland. Upon coming to America the second time he engaged in contracting and building in Coaldale, where he continued to reside during the remainder of his life. He died on August 6, 1883, at the age of fifty-three years, and his wife passed away in 1904, aged sixty-four years. Both were devoted communicants of the Catholic Church and were persons of superior intellectuality and sterling attributes of character. They became the parents of ten children, viz: John J., a priest of the Catholic Church; Alice, also a member of the Catholic sisterhood and engaged in teaching in parochial schools; Margaret, who is in her final year of a classic course at the University of Notre Dame, and Bridget, a sister of the Carmelite sisterhood in Boston.

Source: History of Schuylkill County - Volume 2