Francis Gallagher was born 3 Jan 1844 in the North of Ireland, and came
to America, settling in Philadelphia, with his parents when he was
five years old.
Gallagher attended St. Joseph's College in Philadelphia and St. John's
University in Frederick City, MD, and St. Michael's Seminary in
Pittsburgh, where he was ordained priest by Rt. Rev. M. Domenec,
D.D., Bishop of Pittsburg diocese, on 11 Jan 1873.
served as assistant to the Very Rev. John Tuigg, pastor of St. John's
congregation, Altoona, and then filled the pastorate of the Church of
the Immaculate Conception, Dudley, Huntingdon Co., PA, for two years.
6 Feb 1879, he became pastor of St. Mary's Church, New Castle, PA. He continued
their until his death 11 Aug 1906.
on Father Joseph Francis Gallagher