A Missing Professor


Cincinnati, Ohio, Jan. 20. - A dispatch from Independence, Ky., 20 miles back of Cincinnati, says that Prof. T. P. Gallagher of the Oak Island Seminary has been missing for two weeks and there are fears for his safety.  The seminary is in the country some distance from Independence.  On Saturday, Jan. 7, Prof Gallagher walked to town and in the evening started to return to the seminary.  He has not been seen since. A Mr. Morgan who lives some distance from Independence, states that on the night before the Professor disappeared someone knocked at his door and asked to be admitted, but admittance was refused.  It is now thought that this was Prof. Gallagher, who had lost his way and perished in the wood.  A large searching party is out hunting for him.  Prof. Gallagher was from the East, where he was an instructor in a college, the name of which is not given in the dispatch.


from the New York Times, January 21, 1888