Benjamin Horace Gamble

1880–1974 (Age 93)
Rusk, Texas, United States

The Life of Benjamin Horace

Benjamin Horace Gamble was born on 18 October 1880, in Rusk, Texas, United States as the son of Benjamin Harrison Gamble and Mollie Adeline Wilson. He married Ada Bell Ashby on 2 August 1914, in Rusk Land District, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Good Springs, Rusk, Texas, United States in 1920. He died on 23 June 1974, in Henderson, Rusk, Texas, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Rusk County Memorial Gardens, Henderson, Rusk, Texas, United States.

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Benjamin Horace Gamble
Ada Bell Ashby
Marriage: 2 August 1914
Douglas H Gamble
Ruby Gamble

Spouse & Children

2 August 1914
Rusk Land District, Texas, United States


  • Douglas H Gamble


  • Ruby Gamble


Parents & Siblings



World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 1

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Age 25

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.

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 .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Horace Gambel, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Horace Gamble, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Horace Gamble, "United States Census, 1940"

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