George Dealey

George Dealey (HMXQT)

Location: Galveston, TX 77550 Galveston County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 17.849', W 94° 47.325'

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(Jan. 20, 1829 - March 31, 1891)

Born in Liverpool, England, George Dealey moved to Galveston in 1870 with his wife, Mary Ann (Nellins) Dealey (1829-1913), and their nine children. Dealey was a deeply religious man, who engaged in many charitable activities. In 1878 he persuaded Mrs. E.M. Arnold to help him organize a home for orphan children. He rented a house at 8th and Broadway, and on Oct. 20, 1878, opened the Island City Protestant Orphans Asylum.

Several clergymen quickly gave their support to the endeavor, and Galveston citizens donated funds. After one month, the orphanage moved to a 2-story building, owned by Mrs. John Hibbert, at the corner of 11th and Market Street. In 1879 Dealey turned control of the institution over to a board of directors headed by Judge Charles L. Cleveland. In January 1880, the home was chartered and moved to facilities on this site, where it continued to grow and gain support from the community. Renamed the Galveston Orphans' Home, it still follows admittance standards drawn up by its founder, George Dealey.

Dealey died in Dallas, where his family moved in 1889. Two of his sons, George Bannerman (1859-1946) and James Q. Dealey (1961-1937), later became well-known as publisher and editor of the "Dallas Morning News."
Marker Number7428_MARKER_
Year Placed1976
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 4:44am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 326262 N 3242272
Decimal Degrees29.29748333, -94.78875000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 17.849', W 94° 47.325'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 17' 50.94" N, 94° 47' 19.50" W
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Area Code(s)409, 281
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1355-1399 21st St, Galveston TX 77550, US
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