Homer Renaldo Gale

7 May 1883–24 October 1954 (Age 71)
Union Township, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Homer Renaldo

When Homer Renaldo Gale was born on 7 May 1883, in Union Township, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Webster Eli Gale, was 30 and his mother, Anna Eliza Dickinson, was 32. He married Anna M. Cross on 7 September 1909, in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He died on 24 October 1954, in Erie, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Union City, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Homer Renaldo Gale
Anna M. Cross
Marriage: 7 September 1909
Marjorie E Gale
Harold K Gale
Leona Mae Gale
Thelma Elizabeth Gale

Spouse and Children

7 September 1909
Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada


    Marjorie E Gale


    Harold K Gale


    Leona Mae Gale


    Thelma Elizabeth Gale


Parents and Siblings

    Webster Eli Gale


    Anna Eliza Dickinson




World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 3

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 19

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

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’).

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

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Homer Renaldo Gale -- story of death

"House Falls On Area Man, Killing Him - Homer Gale, 71, Dies Near Union City When Partly-Razed Building Collapses - Home Gale, 71, of Union City, RD 2 (Union Township, Erie County), was killed instant …

Sources (3)

  • Homer R Gale in household of Webster E Gale, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Homer R Gale in household of Anna E Gale, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Homer Gale, "United States Census, 1940"

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