Thomas Ramsey Gale

12 May 1861–November 1948 (Age 87)
Ramsey, Isle of Man

The Life of Thomas Ramsey

When Thomas Ramsey Gale was born on 12 May 1861, in Ramsey, Isle of Man, his father, John Gale, was 38 and his mother, Margaret Skillicorn, was 37. He married Annie M. Allen on 5 July 1886, in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Deal, Kent, England, United Kingdom in 1891 and Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States in 1905. He died in November 1948, in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Ramsey Gale
Annie M. Allen
Marriage: 5 July 1886
Gertrude Maude Gale
Bramwell Allen Gale

Spouse and Children

5 July 1886
Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom


    Gertrude Maude Gale


    Bramwell Allen Gale


Parents and Siblings

    John Gale


    Margaret Skillicorn




    Margaret Catharine Gale


    John Gale


    Jane Gale


    John Gale


    William Gale


+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 2

Douglas becomes the capital of the Isle of Man, after its parliament. Tynwald moved their chambers from Castletown.

Age 23

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a cheerful or boisterous person, from Middle English ga(i)le ‘jovial’, ‘rowdy’, from Old English gāl ‘light’, ‘pleasant’, ‘merry’, which was reinforced in Middle English by Old French gail. Compare Gail 2.2 English: from a Germanic personal name introduced into England from France by the Normans in the form Gal(on). Two originally distinct names have fallen together in this form: one was a short form of compound names with the first element gail ‘cheerful’, ‘joyous’. Compare Gaillard , the other was a byname from the element walh ‘stranger’, ‘foreigner’.3 English: metonymic occupational name for a jailer, topographic name for someone who lived near the local jail, or nickname for a jailbird, from Old Northern French gaiole ‘jail’ (Late Latin caveola, a diminutive of classical Latin cavea ‘cage’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas Gale, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Thomas R Gale, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Thomas Gale in household of John Gale, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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