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James Gale, Sr
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Birth: May 6, 1846
New South Wales, Australia
Death: Dec. 12, 1928
Greenlee County
Arizona, USA

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 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

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Family links: 
  Henry Gale (1818 - 1891)
  Sarah Ann Wills Gale (1825 - 1905)
  Sarah Ann Thompson Gale (1852 - 1914)
  Elizabeth Ann Moyes Gale (1852 - 1930)
  Sarah Maria Gale Mortensen (1869 - 1954)*
  Harriet Christine Maxwell (1870 - 1947)*
  James Gale (1872 - 1945)*
  George Henry Gale (1873 - 1932)*
  Olive Parintha Gale Bloomfield (1876 - 1941)*
  Jasper Gale (1877 - 1920)*
  William Taylor Gale (1878 - 1967)*
  Ruben Ray Gale (1883 - 1954)*
  Ira Bartlett Gale (1887 - 1957)*
  Carrie Mae Wilkins Gale McGrath (1887 - 1970)*
  John Lorin Gale (1889 - 1956)*
  Milo Thompson Gale (1891 - 1978)*
  Laura Gale Moyers (1892 - 1979)*
  Annie Gale Arnett (1894 - 1956)*
  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)*
*Calculated relationship
Franklin Cemetery
Greenlee County
Arizona, USA
Plot: Row 4, Lot 33, Plot 1.
GPS (lat/lon): 32.67966, -109.08488
Maintained by: Mike H
Originally Created by: Layla
Record added: Apr 11, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6341460
James Gale, Sr
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James Gale, Sr
Added by: Gary Foster
James Gale, Sr
Added by: Mike H
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My name is Toni Gale. This is my Great Grandfather. I am very proud of my roots and where I come from. My grandgather, John Lorin, was born in Mexico in the LDS Colony. James Sr had many trials and many successes in his life. I am proud to be of his f...(Read more)
- Toni
 Added: Jan. 23, 2013
Sleep Peacefully
- Sheila H.
 Added: Jun. 15, 2010
~ Rest In Peace ~
- Mike H
 Added: Aug. 29, 2009
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