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Matthew Gamble
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Birth: 1894
Death: Oct. 19, 1958
Cleveland County
North Carolina, USA

Mr. Gamble was originally buried in the Cleveland County Home cemetery located at the fairgrounds. On April 26th, 1994, his resting place was moved to its current location.

We at Broad River Genealogical Society are striving to identify this gentleman and and the 51 souls who share his grave. If you have any information to share please contact me.

A book from the old County Home recently surfaced and it gives us a couple of clues to Mr. Gamble's identity. We now know he was African American; entered the home on July 19, 1951; and passed away on Oct 19, 1958. Perhaps this new info can help us give Mr. Gamble a family.

Update 9/18/2008: Mr. Gamble has a death certificate on file at the Cleveland County Register of Deed's office which tells us he was a Cafe Operator prior to his retirement. He was a widower who suffered arteriosclerosis, hypertension and a cerebral hemorrhage some 10 years prior to his death. His death occurred 3 days after a pulmonary embolism. Mr. John Blanton, the superintendant for the County Home at the time did not know Mr. Gamble's parents' names. He was buried 21 October 1958.

Cleveland Memorial Park
Cleveland County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Judith Parker-Proctor
Record added: Jun 17, 2005
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Matthew Gamble
Added by: Judith Parker-Proctor
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May you rest peacefully Mr. Gamble...
- Judith Parker-Proctor
 Added: Jun. 17, 2005

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