“James, I'm going to leave you. Never do anything that will disgrace you or your family. You have been a good husband to me … look out for a wife to your mind and one that will be good to my children.”
These are some of the last words Janet Robertson Gallacher said to her husband, James Buchanan Gallacher, on the evening of Nov. 5, 1859, the night before she passed away at their home in Glasgow, Scotland.
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After his wife's passing and the funeral, James continued his stringent schedule of getting up early and going to bed late. About one month went by. When he came home one day and found Janet's and his clothing missing, he wrote the following in his journal: