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James Cooke Gault

  • Birth 7 Dec 1850 Cross Creek, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 1917 Cross Creek, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Cross Creek, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 47342377

Bio – 20th Century of the City of Washington & Washington Co, PA - 1910
JAMES COOKE GAULT, a representative farmer and butter producer of Cross Creek Township, Washington Co., Pa., where he owns 113 acres of valuable land, was born in this township Dec. 7, 1850, and is a son of David and Matilda (Cooke) Gault.
David Gault was born in Cross Creek Township, in 1817, his people being in moderate circumstances. He was a small boy when his father died and it devolved upon him to make his own way in the world and he was a self-made man in every sense. He acquired some 300 acres of the most valuable land in Cross Creek Township, a part of which forms the farm of J. C. Gault. For many years he was an elder in the Cross Creek Presbyterian Church. In the earlier years of his political identification he was a Republican, but later became a pronounced Prohibitionist. He died in February, 1903, at the age of 86 years. He and his wife became parents of four children; Georgia, wife of A. H. Kerr, of Burgettstown; Henry M., of Cross Creek Township; James C.; and Silas, who lives at Primrose Station.
James Cooke Gault obtained his education in the public schools and Oakdale Academy at Oakdale. When about 19 years of age he turned his attention to agricultural pursuits and has continued in the same ever since and is numbered with the prosperous farmers of the township. He keeps a number of cows for dairy purposes and makes a fine grade of butter for the market. In his views on public matter he has followed the example of his excellent father. Although well qualified for the same, Mr. Gault has always declined to serve in political offices.
On Jan. 18, 1877, Mr. Gault was married to Miss Margaret Allison, a daughter of John and Harriet (McElroy) Allison of Hopewell Township. The parents of Mrs. Gault are both deceased, the father having passed the declining years of his life at Pittsburg. Mr. And Mrs. Gault have six children, several of whom have comfortable homes of their own: Haidee, who is the wife of Alexander Campbell, has four children – Helen, Mason, Dorothy and Mildred Campbell; David A., who married Grace Miller, has one son, David; Percy, who is now deceased; Guy A., who is engaged in railroad work and lives at Carneige, Pa., and Donald and Archie, both of whom reside at home and are students in the Cross Creek High School. The family attends the Presbyterian Church at Cross Creek village and for ten years Mrs. Gault has been the very capable president of the Home Missionary Society of this church. Mr. Gault has one oil well on his farm.


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  • Maintained by: MarjisAngels
  • Originally Created by: Charles Patterson
  • Added: 31 Jan 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 47342377
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Cooke Gault (7 Dec 1850–1917), Find A Grave Memorial no. 47342377, citing Cross Creek Cemetery, Cross Creek, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by MarjisAngels (contributor 46588277) .