Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Darwin and Ruth Wood GALLUP

Photo by Brian Zoldak, 2014, used with permission (gravestone #93)
Darwin C. and Ruth (Wood) GALLUP)

Darwin Colburn GALLUP's wife Ruth Eleanor WOOD may still be living and this couple had three children, all born in Connecticut, as listed in the Gallup Genealogy (2009) on page 1060. Darwin is Gallup # 6955. The couple were married in Foxboro, MA on 19 Apr 1940. It does say that his wife was born in Providence, RI. 

My grandparents may have known this couple. My grandmother told me that she had known several cousins of my grandfather and that not all of them were Denison descendants.

Darwin was cremated at Swan Point Cemetery but as you can see he has a dual gravestone with his wife Ruth here in the Gallup Cemetery #19 in Ledyard, New London, CT,

Born in Leominister, MA on the date on his gravestone to parents Charles William Gallup and Marjorie Brooks COLBURN, he was the only son and he had a sister (p. 845-846 of the Gallup (2009) genealogy. 

Darwin graduated from Duke University in 1936 with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. He was employed by several insurance companies. He was a Mason of the Moriah Lodge #15 in Brooklyn, CT. His father, Charles was a distinguished Mason.

Darwin's photo can be found in the Duke University Yearbook at He died of a Cerebral Infarction in 1980.

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