Cerro Gordo County

Pfc. Robert L. Gallup





Armed with the good wishes of their home town, and the gifts of the Citizen’s Victory committee, these 7 men have left for the army and the marines after the customary furloughs following induction.

They are, back row, left to right: Emerson Cahalan, Jack Krueger, marines; William Klatt, Jr. and John Dawson, army.

Front row, Lein Snell, marine; Edward Linderkamp and Robert Gallup, army.

(Locke photo)

Source: The Globe Gazette, Mason City, Iowa, Monday, October 25, 1943, Page 11

Mason City Briefs

Pvt. and Mrs. Robert Gallup, 115 4th street, S. W., became the parents of a 7 pound 9 ounce girl Tuesday morning. Pvt. Gallup is with the army in England. Mrs. Gallup and the baby, Rosella Ann, are making their home with Mrs. Rose Watts, 115 4th S. W. Pvt. Gallup’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gallup, Nora Springs.

Source: The Globe Gazette, Mason City, Iowa, Wednesday, June 07, 1944, Page 14


Nora Springs Family Makes Big Sacrifice

Nora Springs – Pfc. Robert L. Gallup, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gallup, is the 3rd member of the family to lose his life in the present war.

Robert was killed in action in Germany Nov. 23, according to a telegram received by his relatives Sunday. He had previously been wounded in France (June 10), and had received the purple heart.

Pfc. Gallup went overseas last March and had not seen his baby, Rosella Ann, born June 10. He enlisted in October, 1943.

Robert’s wife lives with her mother, Mrs. Rose Watts, 115 4th street, S. W., Mason City.

Pfc. Gallup was one of a family of 12 children. Surviving are 3 brothers and 6 sisters.

Previously killed in action in the present war were Pfc. Lloyd Gallup in Italy Oct. 14, 1943, and Pvt. Earl Gallup in France July 23, 1944.

Surviving brothers are Cpl. Glen Gallup and Pvt. Harold Gallup, both overseas, and a younger brother, LeRoy, at home.

Source: The Globe Gazette, Mason City, Iowa, Friday, December 15, 1944, Page 4 (photo included)

NOTE: Other siblings were six sisters, Mr. John Keith, Mrs. D. L. Billings, Mrs. Roy Wilson and Mrs. George Wilson, all of Nora Springs; Mrs. Henry Steepleton of Mason City and Mrs. Justus Borchers of Chico, Cal.; and 4 brothers, Pvt. Harold, Pfc. Lynn, Cpl. Glen and Leroy, at home.