Shadrach Gale

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Shadrach Gale

Birthdate: (33)
Birthplace: Calstock, Cornwall, England
Death: April 15, 1912 (33) (Titanic victim)
Immediate Family:

Son of Elijah Gale and Maria Gale
Brother of Harry Gale; Emily Gale; Alice Gale; Rachel Gale and Enoch Gale

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About Shadrach Gale

  • Name: Mr Shadrach Gale
  • Born: Wednesday 17th July 1878
  • Age: 33 years
  • Last Residence: in Harrowbarrow Cornwall England
  • Occupation: Miner
  • 2nd Class passenger
  • First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
  • Ticket No. 28664 , £21
  • Destination: Clear Creek Colorado United States
  • Died in the sinking.
  • Body Not Recovered

Mr Shadrach Gale, 34, was born at Rising Sun, a small hamlet near Harrowbarrow, Cornwall on 17 July 1878. The son of Mr Elijah Gale (Tin Miner) and Mrs Maria Gale. The 1881 census shows he was living with his parents and grandparents, Thomas and Rebecca Sandercock. He was brother to Harry, Alice and Rachael.

He had moved to Idaho Springs, Colorado in the early part of the century. He returned home to visit his family and encouraged his brother, Harry to return to Colorado with him where they were to work as miners.

They both travelled second class on the Titanic (ticket number 28664, £21). It is probable they travelled with Frederick Pengelly and William Ware, both of whom were from nearby Gunnislake.

Shadrach and Harry were lost in the sinking, their bodies were never recovered.

He had been a member of Woodmen of the World in Colorado and the membership erected a memorial to him in Idaho Springs. He also shares a fine memorial with his brother in Calstock Churchyard, Cornwall.

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Shadrach Gale's Timeline

July 17, 1878
Calstock, Cornwall, England
April 15, 1912
Age 33