Name:     Richard Galusha

From:  The Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Amsterdam, New York
Date:  Thursday, September 14, 1905  

Richard Galusha died this morning at 10:30 o'clock, at his home, No. 93 Forest avenue, of pneumonia, after only a week's illness, aged 62 years.  Mr. Galusha was a blacksmith by trade and was a resident of Amsterdam for the past 15 years, coming here from Clyde, N.Y.

Besides a wife, he is survived by two sons, Adelbert of this city and Irving of Fulton, N.Y. and one daughter, Mrs. Charles Bennett of Saratoga.  He also leaves two brothers, Ansel of Horicon, Warren county and George of Hague, Warren county.

The funeral will be held at the First M. E. Church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. I. D. Van Valkenburg officiating.

From:  The Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Amsterdam, New York
Date:  Monday, September 18, 1905  

The funeral of Richard Galusha, whose death occurred last Thursday morning at his home, No. 93 Forest avenue, after an illness of less than a week, was held Sunday at the house at 1:30 o'clock p.m. and at the First M. E. Church at 2 p.m. Mr. Galusha had been a resident of this city for the past fifteen years, having come from Saratoga Springs in 1890. For several years he conducted a blacksmithing business in co-partnership with James Strain and later formed an alliance with Frederick Trautman in the blacksmithing and wagon-building business, with workshops in connection with the George Reich hotel yards. However, for the past eight years, Mr. Galusha was unable, on account of ill-health, to engage actively in the pursuit of his trade and conducted a market gardening business. All who knew him respected him for his sterling character and kindly disposition.

Mr. Galusha was a survivor of Company A, 123d regiment, N. Y. S. V. infantry, serving his country three years in the Civil War, a fact to which the Rev. R. Campbell, pastor of the Forest avenue M. E. church, who officiated at the funeral, made feeling reference. Deceased was a member of Post E. S. Young, G. A. R. [Grand Army of the Republic], of this city. Post Young attended the funeral in a body, members of the post acting as bearers. Burial was made in the soldiers' plot at Green Hill.

Among the floral offerings were "Gates Ajar," from the family; a beautiful floral pillar, significant of "Leaving," from the the Baraca Bible Class of Fulton, N.Y., of which Mr. Galusha's son, Irving, is the teacher; a floral horseshoe, from the employees of the paper mill of P. H. Smeallie & Co.; roses, from Mrs. Geddes and Mrs. Allen; a G. A. R. wreath, from Post Young, and a bouquet from Delbert Galusha and family.

Out of town attendants at the funeral were Asel Galusha of Horicon, George Galusha of Hague, Mrs. Vollie Nichols of Horicon; Mrs. Reuben Galusha, Glens Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Bennett and George Galusha, Saratoga Springs; Mrs. F. M. Skinner, Mr. and Mrs. John Monroe, Clyde, and Irving Galusha, Fulton."