Margaret Eloise 'Ella' Gallaway (Langley)

21 Oct 1920 - 10 May 2014

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Margaret Eloise 'Ella' Gallaway (Langley)

21 Oct 1920 - 10 May 2014
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The burial record of Margaret Eloise 'Ella' Gallaway (Langley). Cemetery: Olton Cemetery, Location: Olton, Lamb, Texas, United States. Birth: 21 Oct 1920, Death: 10 May 2014.

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Margaret Eloise 'Ella' Gallaway (Langley)


Olton Cemetery

County Road 94
Olton, Lamb, Texas
United States


Fathers Name: James Langley
Mothers Name: Esther Langley
Disposition: Burial
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: Charles E. Gallaway

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Obituary 2014

Contributor: karennelyn Created: 9 months ago Updated: 9 months ago

Eloise Langley Gallaway, 93, of Olton, died Saturday, May 10, 2014, at her home in Olton.

Rosary will be said at 7:00 P.M., Sunday, May 11, at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Olton. Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M., Monday, May 12, at St. Peter's Catholic Church with Fr. John Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Olton Cemetery under the direction of Ramage Funeral Directors.

Eloise was born October 21, 1920, in Lockney to James and Esther Langley. She married Charles Gallaway on August 21, 1949, in Plainview. She moved to Olton in 1952 and was a teacher at Olton ISD for 28 years. Eloise was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church. She loved to square dance, sew, and travel. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and will be dearly missed.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Bobbie Damron and Eunice Covington, and a brother, Neil Langley.

Survivors include her husband, Charles Gallaway of Olton, two sons, James Gallaway and his wife, Connie of Plano and Ken Gallaway and his wife, Misti of Olton, and two daughters, Barbara Tollett and her husband, Art of Fritch and Margaret (Sunny) Parker and her husband, Stan of Plainview, two brothers, James Langley of San Diego, CA, and Ralph Langley of Lubbock, and a sister, Cecilia Higdon of Lubbock. She was blessed with ten grandchildren: Nathan Parker, Matthew Parker, Kelsey Parker, Clayton and Kathryn Gallaway, Lacey and Jacob Holloman, Kacey Gallaway, Chris and Dolly Tollett, Jennifer Tollett, Andrea and John Rodriguez, and Charlie and Jessica Tollett and five great-grandchildren: Alexa and Sophie Gallaway, Bailey and Isaac Rodriguez and Emma Jane Tollett.

Memorials may be made to the Runningwater Draw Care Center P.O. Box 409 Olton, TX 79064.

NOTE: Brother Ralph M. Langley died the day following her death, May 11, 2014.

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Margaret Eloise 'Ella' Gallaway (Langley) was born on 21 Oct 1920
Margaret Eloise 'Ella' Gallaway (Langley) was 19 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany and Slovakia invade Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
Margaret Eloise 'Ella' Gallaway (Langley) was 25 years old when World War II: Nagasaki is devastated when an atomic bomb, Fat Man, is dropped by the United States B-29 Bockscar. Thirty-five thousand people are killed outright, including 23,200-28,200 Japanese war workers, 2,000 Korean forced workers, and 150 Japanese soldiers. Nagasaki is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan. The city's name, 長崎, means "long cape" in Japanese. Nagasaki became a centre of colonial Portuguese and Dutch influence in the 16th through 19th centuries, and the Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region have been recognized and included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Part of Nagasaki was home to a major Imperial Japanese Navy base during the First Sino-Japanese War and Russo-Japanese War.
Margaret Eloise 'Ella' Gallaway (Langley) was 32 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
Margaret Eloise 'Ella' Gallaway (Langley) was 43 years old when John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas; hours later, Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in aboard Air Force One as the 36th President of the United States. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. He served at the height of the Cold War, and the majority of his presidency dealt with managing relations with the Soviet Union. As a member of the Democratic Party, Kennedy represented the state of Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate prior to becoming president.
Margaret Eloise 'Ella' Gallaway (Langley) was 52 years old when Vietnam War: The last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam. The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and the government of South Vietnam. The North Vietnamese army was supported by the Soviet Union, China, and other communist allies; the South Vietnamese army was supported by the United States, South Korea, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. The war is considered a Cold War-era proxy war by some US perspectives. The majority of Americans believe the war was unjustified. The war would last roughly 19 years and would also form the Laotian Civil War as well as the Cambodian Civil War, which also saw all three countries become communist states in 1975.
Margaret Eloise 'Ella' Gallaway (Langley) was 61 years old when The first launch of a Space Shuttle (Columbia) takes place: The STS-1 mission. The Space Shuttle was a partially reusable low Earth orbital spacecraft system operated by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), as part of the Space Shuttle program. Its official program name was Space Transportation System (STS), taken from a 1969 plan for a system of reusable spacecraft of which it was the only item funded for development. The first of four orbital test flights occurred in 1981, leading to operational flights beginning in 1982. In addition to the prototype whose completion was cancelled, five complete Shuttle systems were built and used on a total of 135 missions from 1981 to 2011, launched from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. Operational missions launched numerous satellites, interplanetary probes, and the Hubble Space Telescope (HST); conducted science experiments in orbit; and participated in construction and servicing of the International Space Station. The Shuttle fleet's total mission time was 1322 days, 19 hours, 21 minutes and 23 seconds.
Margaret Eloise 'Ella' Gallaway (Langley) was 74 years old when The Rwandan genocide begins when the aircraft carrying Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down. The Rwandan genocide, also known as the genocide against the Tutsi, was a genocidal mass slaughter of Tutsi in Rwanda by members of the Hutu majority government. An estimated 500,000 to 1,000,000 Rwandans were killed during the 100-day period from 7 April to mid-July 1994, constituting as many as 70% of the Tutsi population. Additionally, 30% of the Pygmy Batwa were killed. The genocide and widespread slaughter of Rwandans ended when the Tutsi-backed and heavily armed Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) led by Paul Kagame took control of the country. An estimated 2,000,000 Rwandans, mostly Hutus, were displaced and became refugees.
Margaret Eloise 'Ella' Gallaway (Langley) was 83 years old when Facebook, a mainstream online social networking site, is founded by Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook is an American online social media and social networking service company based in Menlo Park, California. Its website was launched on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg, along with fellow Harvard College students and roommates Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes.
Margaret Eloise 'Ella' Gallaway (Langley) died on 10 May 2014 at the age of 93