Alton Felix Gamble

16 August 1914–11 November 2010 (Age 96)
Chickasha, Grady, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Alton Felix

When Alton Felix Gamble was born on 16 August 1914, in Chickasha, Grady, Oklahoma, United States, his father, Felix Jones Gamble, was 36 and his mother, Nellie Lee Grace Alton, was 24. He married Sadie R Gamble on 14 July 1935, in Carter, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Wichita Township, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States in 1940. He died on 11 November 2010, in Visalia, Tulare, California, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Visalia Public Cemetery, Visalia, Tulare, California, United States.

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Alton Felix Gamble
Sadie R Gamble
Marriage: 14 July 1935
Patsy Ruth Gamble
Billy Alton Gamble

Spouse and Children

14 July 1935
Carter, Oklahoma, United States


    Patsy Ruth Gamble


    Billy Alton Gamble


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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · The Green Corn Rebellion

Age 3

A farmer’s revolt known as the Green Corn Rebellion resulted due to frustration toward landowners and local authorities. A small group of wealthy landowners obtained property by fraudulent means which forced many Oklahoma farmers into a tenancy in 1917. Many farmers joined the Working Class Union who became hostile toward county officials. Hundreds of men gathered on the farm of John Spears in Sasakwa where they planned to march to Washington to repeal the draft act and end the war. Their plan included eating green corn and beef along the way, which gave the rebellion its name. An informer alerted authorities and their effort was halted as several groups collided with the rebels, firing shots into the air. The men scattered, three were killed, over 400 were arrested, and 150 were convicted and received federal prison sentences.

Age 27

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Old Norse byname Gamall meaning ‘old’, which was occasionally used in North England during the Middle Ages as a personal name.2 Altered spelling of German Gambel .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alton F Gamble, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Alton F Gambal in household of Felix J Gambal, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Alton F Gamble in household of Felix J Gamble, "United States Census, 1930"

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