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Joseph Gale

Birthdate: (85)
Birthplace: Beaver, Beaver, Utah, USA
Death: January 11, 1946 (85)
Boise, Ada, Idaho, USA
Place of Burial: Plot: IOOF, Meridian, Ada, Idaho, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Gale and Sarah Ann Gale
Husband of Mary Ann Moffat
Father of Joseph Henry Gale; Arthur Gale; Martin Wills Gale; Sybil I. Johnson; Roy Moffat Gale and 6 others
Brother of Elizabeth Kartchner; James Gale, Sr.; George Gale; Wandell Pacific Gale; Henry Charles Gale and 4 others
Half brother of Sarah Amelia Roberts; Irene Shipp and Alice Limb

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About Joseph Gale

Joseph was born in 1860, the eighth of the ten children of his father's first marriage, and was the first born in Beaver where his parents settled after emigrating from Australia. He was five years old when his father, a practicing polygamist married his second and third wives. Joseph would have nine half brothers and sisters. As a boy he attended school and learned to read and write. Joseph married in 1883 and his first son was born the following year but did not live long. His second son was born in 1885 seven months before Joseph's father was sent to the state penitentiary for cohabitation, (plural marriage), where he served a six-month sentence.

Not long after his father's release, Joseph left Beaver with his young family, moving to Price in the winter of 1886, where he worked on the Miller ranch. In 1889 his growing family was once again on the move, this time leaving Utah for Idaho's Teton Valley, where they were among the first settlers. In the spring of 1890 Joseph located at the edge of the bench near the Teton River bottom. Unfortunately the land had already been taken and Joseph was sued in February 1891 for illegal possession of 160 acres lying two miles south of the junction of Leighs Creek with the Teton River. The land was on the Harrington Ranch lying in what was then Bingham County, Idaho, and the judge ordered him to pay $200 to Edwin Harrington. Five years later Joseph homesteaded 158 acres near the Teton Valley between Haden and Driggs, where he built a farmhouse. He was the first carpenter in the area. Joseph, who had asthma which was aggravated by the farm work, also bought a town site in Haden and opened a store which he ran until February 1908.

After the store burned down Joseph and Mary Ann moved to High Valley about seven miles from Union County, Oregon, where they lived for five years. By 1923 Joseph and Mary Ann bought a farm on Overland Road just south of the town of Meridian in the Boise Valley where they grew strawberries. Joseph, who was a smoker, developed emphysema, which together with his asthma, gave him more and more trouble as he grew older. He died at age 86. Joseph Gale of Meridian died Friday morning at a Boise hospital two days after the death of his wife, Mary Ann Gale on Wednesday.

Joint services for the two will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at the LDS church in Meridian. Burial will be there with Robisons in charge. Survivors of the pair include 4 sons, 4 daughters, 42 grandchildren and 43 great grandchildren.

Information kindly provided by Find A Grave contributor #47721800 Bonnie Ross



Henry Gale (1818 - 1891)


Sarah Ann Wills Gale (1825 - 1905)



Mary Ann Moffat Gale (1866 - 1946)



Wanda Gale Jenson (____ - 1997)


Arthur Gale (1885 - 1970)


Martin Wills Gale (1887 - 1948)


Sybil Gale Johnson (1889 - 1978)


Roy Moffat Gale (1893 - 1971)


Margaret Japp Gale Underwood (1898 - 1982)


Ervin Gale (1900 - 1982)


Lona Gale Kirkland (1902 - 1993)


Ida Gale (1908 - 1919)



Elizabeth Gale Kartchner (1845 - 1928)


James Gale (1846 - 1928)


George Gale (1848 - 1934)


Rebecca Gale Thompson (1851 - 1940)


Wandell Pacific Gale (1853 - 1875)


Henry Charles Gale (1855 - 1924)


Joseph Gale (1860 - 1946)


Mary Ellinor Gale Reid (1863 - 1897)


John William Gale (1866 - 1867)


Harriet Ellen Gale Lefevre (1869 - 1932)


Oliver Wills Gale (1871 - 1940)


Michael Hala Gale (1873 - 1919)


Sarah Amelia Gale Limb (1879 - 1907)


Irene Gale Shipp (1882 - 1927)


Alice Gale Limb (1885 - 1926)


Sarah Ann Vagus Gale Thompson (1898 - 1927)

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Originally Created by: Aaron

Record added: Aug 22, 2009

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Joseph Gale's Timeline

September 26, 1860
Beaver, Beaver, Utah, USA
April 27, 1884
Age 23
Beaver , Utah, USA
May 13, 1885
Age 24
Beaver, Beaver, Utah, USA
July 20, 1887
Age 26
Price, Carbon County, Utah, United States
May 23, 1889
Age 28
Price, Carbon , Utah, USA
Age 32
Age 36
Age 37
Age 39
Age 41