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 George Boyd Gamble Place

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George Boyd Gamble Place

  • Birth 25 Sep 1910 Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Death 6 Feb 1977 Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona, USA
  • Burial Duncan, Greenlee County, Arizona, USA
  • Plot Unknown
  • Memorial ID 23683169

George Boyd Gamble Place was born September 25, 1910 to Joseph T. and Lena Gamble Place, in the State of Chihuahua, Mexico. He was the second child born to this family. Joe T. was working in Mexico, building the Mexico and Orient railroad. He also worked for W.C. Greene, driving stage. George was two years old when the Americans had to leave Mexico on account of the Mexican Revolution. George had a great sense of humor. He loved to tell little stories and made them up as he went. You had to really watch or you would be believing a big yarn, then he would go off laughing. George's mother was very sick after he was born and she could not nurse him. There were no cows available in the railroad camp to milk, but there was an old burro that had just had a colt, so they milked her to feed George. He often told that when the family had to leave Mexico, they went on the train. He said that old jenny burro ran along side of the train for miles, braying for him. George grew up with a love for horses and rode most of his life. He loved to work on ranches, but he realized that you couldn't support a family doing that kind of work, so he went to work on highway construction, putting in bridges and culverts. He was a good carpenter. He also learned welding and was a top welder. George was an excellent marksman, both with pistol and rifle. He loved to hunt and kept the family in meat during the Great Depression. George loved his little nieces and nephews and was always entertaining them with little stories that he'd make up. They adored their "Uncle George". He married Lucille Smith and raised two children. They divorced and he was married two more times, both ending in divorce. George went back into ranch work and stayed with that until his health began to fail. He helped his brother in law operate a riding stables in Sedona, Arizona. He was in and out of the hospital until he had a massive stroke and had to go into a nursing home in Prescott, Arizona. He passed away there February 6, 1977. George was missed by family and friends. The nieces and nephew still laugh about the little pranks he pulled on them and remember the little stories he told.


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  • Created by: Nancy E Brown
  • Added: 1 Jan 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23683169
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Boyd Gamble Place (25 Sep 1910–6 Feb 1977), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23683169, citing Sheldon Cemetery, Duncan, Greenlee County, Arizona, USA ; Maintained by Nancy E Brown (contributor 46822811) .