Altamont Enterprise, March 13, 1914
War Veteran Dead. Mr. John Jay Gallup, a civil war veteran, died at his home in the town of Knox on Monday evening, March 9.
Mr. Gallup’s death was caused by a fall on the 3d inst., sustaining a compound fracture of one of his hips, a portion of which penetrated his intestines. Mr. Gallup was given medical attention as soon as a physician could reach him, but on account of his extreme age, and the serious nature of the break, his life slowly ebbed away, and the end came not unexpected.
Mr. Gallup enlisted in the 177th regiment, N.Y. volunteers, in 1862, and served nine months in and around Port Hudson, and was in several engagements, being honorably discharged from the service in the fall of 1863.
He was an honored member of H.M. Barclay Post, G.A.R.
Mr. Gallup was born in 1825, and was in his 89th year. He is survived by two brothers and a sister.
The funeral services were held from his late residence on Thursday afternoon. Interment in High Point cemetery.
A Baker’s Horse Runs Away. The horse owned and driven by William Tompkins, the baker from Albany, took fright at a passing local passenger train on the D. & H. railroad Monday afternoon and ran away.
The rig stood in front of J. Vagele’s residence when the train passed through the village. The horse ran to the corner of Bridge street and the Mac Cormack road, over Maple avenue and down the New Scotland road, with the front running gear attached to it. It ran into Peter Oliver’s yard, where it was captured. Several people who had arrived a few minutes before on the 5:30 train and were crossing the street narrowly escaped being struck by the frightened animal. Mrs. R. S. Sleath, who was walking in the road under the new viaduct, experienced the narrowest escape of any of the pedestrians from being struck by the running horse. She was so overcome by the shock that it was necessary for her to retire upon reaching home.
Fortunately, however, no one was injured, and the damage to the horse and sleigh was very slight. Several of the village boys took advantage of the baker’s absence and helped themselves to pie and cakes.