Feb 25

Tombstone: Willie and Seddie Gale

This tombstone located within the Smith Meeting House Cemetery in Gilmington, New Hampshire, tells us very little. It simply memorializes Willie and Seddie Gale children of E. and M.J. Gale. No dates were found on this gravestone.

My 2nd great grandparents Eliphalet Gale and Mary Jane (Merrill) Gale had at least eight children. According to James Otis Lyford’sHistory of the Town of Canterbury, New Hampshire, 1727-1912 (2 volumes, 1912), their son William Clark Gale was born 6 March 1855 and died at the age of ten on 20 April 1865 in Canterbury; and their daughter Sarah Angle Gale was born 27 July 1863 in Canterbury [“Canterbury, New Hampshire, Records of Marriages, births, and deaths, 1719-1931,” FHL microfilm 2,259,048, item 3, 306-307]  and died there, 26 April 1865.

Many of the family members, including Eliphalet and Mary Jane were buried at the Smith Meeting House Cemetery in Gilmington although the family also resided in Canterbury and later Concord, New Hampshire.

Originally published in Anamnesis

(c) 2010 Linda Woodward Geiger, All Rights Reserved.


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  1. Dana

    I have a photo of Sadie Gale. Also some different photos of other Merrills and Gales. Please email me if you are interested. Btw, your website was discovered and link sent to me by a friend in Wales, UK. I live in both Maryland and Eastport, Maine. My mother is Gale Appleton,. Eliphalet Gale was my second great grandfather.

    1. admin

      How exciting is this!!!!! I’ll email you directly, Dana. Thanks so much for making the comment on my post. Linda

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