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James Gale, Sr.

Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: Died in Franklin, Greenlee County, Arizona, United States
Place of Burial: Franklin, Greenlee County, Arizona, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Gale and Sarah Ann Gale
Husband of Sarah Ann Gale and Elizabeth Ann Gale
Father of John Lorin Gale and Annie Naomi Arnett
Brother of Elizabeth Kartchner; George Gale; Wandell Pacific Gale; Henry Charles Gale; Sarah Ann Thompson and 4 others
Half brother of Sarah Amelia Roberts; irene shipp and alice limb

Occupation: mormon
Managed by: jill osborne
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About James Gale, Sr.

james gale was a mormon and had 4 wives and had 14 kids with sarah and 9 with elizabeth

Sydney to San Francisco Ship: Envelope Departure: 6 Apr 1853 Arrival: 8 Jul 1853

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868 Unidentified Companies (1858) Age 12

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Birth: May 6, 1846 Sydney New South Wales, Australia

Death: Dec. 12, 1928 Franklin Greenlee County Arizona, USA

Son of Henry and Sarah Wills Gale.

View online death certificate.

Family links:

  • Henry Gale (1818 - 1891)
  • Sarah Wills Gale (1825 - 1905)
  • Elizabeth Ann Moyes Gale (1852 - 1930)
  • Sarah Ann Thompson Gale (1852 - 1914)
  • Annie Gale Arnett (1894 - 1956)*

Burial: Franklin Cemetery Franklin Greenlee County Arizona, USA Plot: Row 4, Lot 33, Plot 1.

Son of Henry and Sarah Wills Gale.

James Gale will be remembered by his 5,000 or so descendants as a man who listened to the Lord and taught Christian principles to his children who in turn have become good citizens of their respectful communities. He taught by example to sacrifice his time, his talents and all the Lord blessed him with to building up the Kingdom of God on Earth as it is in the heavens.

His life was one of obedience in following the council of the Lord through his living prophets and church leaders. He was willing to do the will of the Lord and go where asked, from Australia, to California, to Beaver, Utah, to Snowflake, AZ to the colonies of Mexico and to Franklin, AZ.

When asked to marry two wives and raise 23 children in the beginning days of the Arizona Territory and provide for them he did so to the best of his ability. When persecution for polygamy in the United States became a law he obediently took his families to Mexico for a dozen years until he was able to return to establish himself in Franklin.

His Personal History can be read on-line for those interested at [http://gale.surnames.com/default.htm" target="_blank James Gale Family Home Page]

The above story and James Gale Family Home Page were graciously shared by Gary Foster, Find A Grave contributor #47500898

View [http://genealogy.az.gov/azdeath/038/10380704.pdf" target="_blank online death certificate].

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James Gale, Sr.'s Timeline

May 6, 1846
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
November 4, 1889
Age 43
Chihuahua, Mexico
March 24, 1894
Age 47
Thatcher, Graham , Arizona, USA
December 12, 1928
Age 82
Franklin, Greenlee County, Arizona, United States
Franklin, Greenlee County, Arizona, United States