Wallace Oakey Gale

6 September 1862–7 March 1923 (Age 60)

The Life Summary of Wallace Oakey

When Wallace Oakey Gale was born on 6 September 1862, his father, Enoch Gale, was 32 and his mother, Sarah Shearman, was 27. He married Mary Tostevin on 4 February 1891, in Redhill, South Australia, Australia. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 7 March 1923, in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, at the age of 60.

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Wallace Oakey Gale
Mary Tostevin
Marriage: 4 February 1891
Marjorie Tostevin Gale

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 February 1891Redhill, South Australia, Australia
  • Children


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    +6 More Children

    World Events (7)

    Age 5
    End of transportation to Western Australia.
    Age 8
    British troops withdraw from Australia.
    Age 30
    Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname from Anglo-Norman French gal, gale, galle ‘cock, cockerel’.English: habitational name from a minor place called with either Middle English gale, gagel (Old English gagel) ‘bog myrtle’, or with Middle English gale ‘fishery paying dues to the lord’ (Old English gafol ‘tax’?) such as Gale in Bickington (Devon) and The Gale, the name of a fishery in Ham and Stone (Gloucestershire).English: topographic name from Middle English gale, gail (Old Norse geil) ‘ravine, narrow lane’, or a habitational name from a place so named such as Gale in Littleborough, Rochdale (Lancashire), or possibly High Gale in Tatham or Tunstall (Lancashire). With the sense ‘narrow lane’ it is found in several street names in medieval York.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (1)

    • Legacy NFS Source: Wallace Oakey Gale - Government record: birth: 6 September 1862; Gawler Hills, South Australia, Australia

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