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Elsie Kartchner Gale
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Birth: May 14, 1878
Joseph City
Navajo County
Arizona, USA
Death: Apr. 12, 1945
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA

During the time the James Gale and William Decatur Kartchner famiies farmed in Thatcher, George Gale and Elsie Kartchner (1st cousins) met for the first time. They spent some time during the summer months canning and drying fruit. Elsie was such a sweet girl and fit into the Gale family as a dear sister. George asked Elsie to be his wife and they wanted a temple marriage. There were no temples in Arizona at the time.

George and Elsie made the trip to the Manti Temple in Utah with a team and wagon to be married. Elsie's mother rode in the wagon and she and her daughter slept in the wagon at night and George slept under the wagon.

On the return trip to Arizona Elsie's mother stayed in Beaver to visit with her parents and relatives and George and Elsie slept in the wagon.

The Indians were always on the lookout to rob or bother travelers. They attempted to hold George and Elsie up as they were traveling across the Northern part of Arizona. A small band of Indians raced after their wagon and freightened them. George pushed his blond headed wife's head down in the wagon each time she raised it with one hand and drove his horses at full speed away from danger. Elsie hid herself in the bedding when the Indians came up to the wagon and held the teams horses by their bridles and would not turn them loose. Their team was high spirited and very freightened so George decided to lash the whip on them which caused them to bolt forward and jump so fast the Indians had to let go and lost interest in chasing them down again.

The rest of the trip they traveled as fast as they could, praying frequently to not be molested again.

Five of Elsie's sons gave military service in defense of their country, two giving their lives, Hugh on the battle fields of France during World War I and Victor, dieing of cancer not long after returning home from World War II.

She raised hard-working, honest, and respectful children to be successful in whatever they do. They share a faith in the Gospel that their parents taught them and are doing their part and living lives that would reflect honor and respect to their father and mother's name.

Elsie and George now have their family of 11 children around them and share their many earthly experiences especially thier love for each other. May they rest in peace. 
Family links: 
  William Decatur Kartchner (1820 - 1892)
  Elizabeth Gale Kartchner (1845 - 1928)
  George Henry Gale (1873 - 1932)
  George Marlin Gale (1897 - 1985)*
  Hugh Kartchner Gale (1899 - 1918)*
  Etta Gale Richardson (1901 - 1999)*
  Jesse R. Gale (1904 - 1992)*
  Cora Gale Suhr (1906 - 1977)*
  Clyde Lavon Gale (1908 - 1990)*
  Rolly Ray Gale (1910 - 1987)*
  James Wills Gale (1913 - 2007)*
  Melva Gale Nelson (1916 - 2006)*
  Elsie Gale Foster (1918 - 1982)*
  Victor Armos Gale (1921 - 1948)*
  Sarah Emma Kartchner Miller (1846 - 1934)**
  William Ammon Kartchner (1848 - 1852)**
  Prudence Jane Kartchner Flake (1850 - 1896)**
  John Kartchner (1851 - 1946)**
  Mark Elisha Kartchner (1853 - 1939)**
  James Peter Kartchner (1855 - 1858)**
  Mary Marinda Kartchner Clayton (1860 - 1919)**
  Nowlin Decatur Kartchner (1863 - 1927)**
  Aaron Kartchner (1863 - 1922)*
  Orrin Kartchner (1864 - 1961)**
  Henry Kartchner (1866 - 1868)*
  Euphemia Ardimonia Kartchner (1867 - 1868)**
  Henry Culver Kartchner (1868 - 1949)*
  Minnie Kartchner Stratton (1870 - 1969)*
  Byrtle Kartchner (1873 - 1949)*
  Darien Kartchner (1875 - 1964)*
  Elsie Kartchner Gale (1878 - 1945)
  Etta Kartchner McCleve (1881 - 1926)*
  Zina Kartchner Perkins (1883 - 1977)*
  Melva Kartchner (1886 - 1903)*
*Calculated relationship
City of Mesa Cemetery
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA
Plot: 486-1-5
Maintained by: Gary Foster
Originally Created by: Denise Crawford
Record added: Feb 20, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34047280
Elsie <i>Kartchner</i> Gale
Added by: Denise Crawford
Elsie <i>Kartchner</i> Gale
Added by: Gary Foster
Elsie <i>Kartchner</i> Gale
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As a token of his love for her, husband George Henry Gale would pick a wild rose from the mountain trails he traveled and present it to her upon his arrival home.Both George and Elsie have a rambling rose engraved on thier tombstones by their children.
- Gary Foster
 Added: Feb. 18, 2012

- Ryan D. Curtis
 Added: Feb. 13, 2011

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