Oliver Wills Gale

7 September 1871–14 August 1940 (Age 68)
Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Oliver Wills

When Oliver Wills Gale was born on 7 September 1871, in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States, his father, Henry Gale, was 52 and his mother, Hannah Holroyd, was 21. He married Jane Mary Moyes on 2 March 1898, in St. George Utah Temple, St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. His occupation is listed as farmer and livestock raiser in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States. He died on 14 August 1940, in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Oliver Wills Gale
Jane Mary Moyes
Marriage: 2 March 1898
Oliver LeGrand Gale
Josie Gale
Annie Gale
James Albert Gale
Delsa Gale
Ralph Gale
Jennie Gale
Henry Gilbert Gale
George Elmer Gale
Lavar M Gale

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 March 1898St. George Utah Temple, St. George, Washington, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 1
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
    1872 · The Amnesty Act
    Age 1
    A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.
    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 19
    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Oliver Wills Gale

    SOURCES: 1-Beaver Ward Records #134 F-3, #131, #130 F-4 2-TIB 3-TIB of Jane Mary MOYES HISTORY OF OLIVER WILLS GALE …

    Sources (59)

    • Oliver W. Gale in entry for Unknown, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • Oliver Wills Gale, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Oliver W Gale, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"

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