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John Galloway III

    "John Galloway Lynn III was born at Wheeling, West Virginia, April 3rd, 1870, but has lived at Cumberland since he was one year old. He attended the public schools and Allegany County Academy of Cumberland, and at the age of seventeen years began his business career in the transportation department of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad.

     In 1890 he entered the employ of The Kenneweg Co., wholesale grocers, of Cumberland, which concern had just been organized. Being an ambitious young man, with lots of energy and great capabilities, he saw this his real beginning, and was quick to grasp the details of the business, and his faithfulness and efficiency were rewarded. He became bookkeeper, then secretary and treasurer, still later vice president, and on January 1st, 1915 he was made president and general manager of this company, and still holds these offices. In the conduct of this large business, Mr. Lynn has the earnest co-operation of his associates, for he is a man who is able to secure the assistance of others, and the effects have been a broad and healthy expansion with resultant profits to the stockholders.

     As a head of a business of the size of The Kenneweg Co., Mr. Lynn occupies a well recognized position among the executives of Cumberland.

     His well directed efforts have not only resulted in the success of his firm, now rated among the largest distributors of food products in Maryland, but in the general prosperity of the city. His firm maintains branch houses at Meyersdale, Pennsylvania; Romney, and Petersburg, West Virginia. His individual work is not confined to business pursuits, for he performs his full share, although in a quiet manner, of charitable and other work necessary for the community uplift and expansion, and has full confidence in Cumberland's future. He is an active member and director of the Cumberland Chamber of Commerce, and the Cumberland Development Company; is secretary of the S. T. Little Jewelry Company, of Cumberland; a director of the Young Men's Christian Association, and, like his forbears, is an Episcopalian, representing the third generation of his name on the vestry of Emmanuel Protestant Episcopal Church. He is also a member of the Maryland Society of the Sons of the American Revolution and a 32nd degree Mason.

     John Galloway Lynn III married Miss Ruth Gibbons, only daughter of Rev. George Allen Gibbons, rector of Saint Stephens Church, of Romney, West Virginia, on April 15th, 1902. They have four children: John Galloway IV, George Minor, Ruth Gibbons and Page Dabney."


 Taken from the Rootsweb Link   Allegany County List of Distinguished Citizens

The John Galloway Family
Back Row: George Minor Lynn, Ruth Gibbons Lynn, John G. III
Front Row: John Galloway IV, Mrs. Ruth Gibbons Lynn, Page Dabney Lynn