Elizabeth Ann <I>Moyes</I> Gale

Elizabeth Ann Moyes Gale

New South Wales, Australia
Death 21 Jan 1930 (aged 77)
Burial Franklin, Greenlee County, Arizona, USA
Plot Row 4, Lot 33, Plot 2.
Memorial ID 6341455 · View Source
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Excerpt taken from The Ancestors and Descendants of James Gale, compiled by Mae G. W. McGrath and typed and graciously shared here by Gary L. Foster.

"Elizabeth was born 6 March 1852 on the Vacy Patterson River, Sidney New South Wales, Australia, daugher of William Moyes Jr. and Mary Eastcott. The family joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1855, emmigrated to America in 1857--following the same trail the Gale's came on, and overtook the Gale family Las Vegas, from there on the companies joined and traveled on to Beaver, landed 14 February 1858. They homesteaded in North Creek, not far from the Gale's homestead, their children went to school and church together, walked three miles to school. The Book, not books, was the old blue backed speller. They had to learn to card and spin wool from the sheep they raised, then dye and weave into cloth to make their clothes, milking cows, making cheese and butter and any other work around the farms and in the homes. In the church she took an active part, they had their dances, spelling bees, quiltin bees and parties.

On December 8, 1868, she was married to James Gale, in the endowment house in Salt Lake City. They lived in Beaver until 1878 when she and family joined her husband and Aunt Sarah Ann, who had gone on to Snowflake, Arizona Territory the year before. They helped to establish the church and schools wherever they went. We were advised by the church leaders to move to Pima, Arizona Territory in 1883. They were there about two years then were advised to go into Old Mexico February 16, 1885. Still another move to Franklin, Arizona Territory on June 22, 1897, all this moving because of plural marriage, obeying one of God's commandments.

Elizabeth was set apart as Relief Society President February 3, 1898, released 1915, after 17 years of faithful service among the sick and deaths giving to all under such trying conditions, she was loved and respected by all who knew her. She gave such tender care to Father Gale during his sickness even though she was failing herself. After his passing December 12, 1928, she still took care of herself, spending some time torward the last at Larua's home. She had a light stroke which affected her left arm. She was able to be up and around and told Laura she wanted her to fix her burial clothes and make her dress. When it was made she put it on to see how it fit and looked, danced a few steps around and was happy to have them ready. This was on Monday. She went to bed that night and passed away quietly during the night, January 20, 1930. When they went in to see her in the morning they found that she had passed on without a struggle."

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Ann Moyes Gale (6 Mar 1852–21 Jan 1930), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6341455, citing Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, Greenlee County, Arizona, USA ; Maintained by Mike H (contributor 46869523) .