Name:   Almira (Cole) Galusha

From:  The Union & Advertiser, Rochester, New York
Date:  Thursday, June 15, 1893


She Had Watched the Growth of Rochester For Sixty Years

Mrs. Almira Cole Galusha died yesterday afternoon at the residence of John VanVoorhis, on East avenue, aged 96 years and 6 months.  She was the widow of Martin Galusha and was born in Shaftsbury, Vt., February 18, 1797.  She was the daughter of Peleg Cole.  On September 20, 1815, Almira Cole and Martin Galusha were married.  A few years after they came top New York State, taking up their residence in Rome.

In 1833, Mr. and Mrs. Galusha came to Rochester where they made a permanent home, Mr. Galusha purchasing a large tract of land, now known as the Galusha tract.  On this tract streets were laid out and two of them received their names in honor of the family.  Almira street was christened after Mrs. Galusha and Galusha street after her husband.

Mrs. Galusha left a brother, P. Charles Cole of New York city and two children, Norman H. Galusha and Mrs. John VanVoorhis, both of this city.  Since the death of her husband in 1868, Mrs. Galusha had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. VanVoorhis on East avenue.  The funeral will take place Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock.