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Dr. George W. Gale

Generation No. 1

Capt. George1 Gale was born in Ireland.  He married Mary McKeirnon in Ireland.  She was born in County Leitrim, Parish of Drumsville, Barony, Carrigallen.

        Capt George Gale and Mary McKeirnon were married in Ireland and came to this country in January of 1799. Mary's parents traveled with them. First they were in Baltimore, Maryland and then they settled at St. John's Run, Hampshire County, Virginia and lived there about twenty years. They came to the Ohio River Valley in 1820. They settled on the Browse Farm afterwards moving to Cow Creek. In 1840 they went to Missouri and bought a farm just below Cape Giardeau. finally every foot of the farm caved into the River.

        Capt. Gale was a Captain of the Heavy Dragoons, first time that Mary saw him, he was draped in full uniform.  Capt. George Gale was a teacher. He owned a tavern on the National turnpike.  Capt. George Gale and Mary are buried at Cape Giradeau, Missouri

Children of George Gale and Mary McKeirnon are:

        i. Johnny2 Gale, born Bef. 1799 in Ireland.

        ii. McKeirnon Gale, born Bef. 1799 in Ireland.

        iii. Dr. George Washington Gale, born March 21, 1799 in Hampshire County, Virginia; died July 25, 1878 in Newport Township,  Washington Co., Ohio.

        iv. Biddie Gale, born between. 1800 - 1817.

        v. Loretta Gale, born between. 1800 - 1817.

        vi. Theresa Gale, born between. 1800 - 1817.

        vii. Ellen Gale, born July 10, 1803; died September 08, 1871.  She married Samuel Hammett June 22, 1832; born October 25, 1789; died May 20, 1862. Samuel Hammett and  Ellen Gale is buried in Hammett  Cemetery, Pleasants Co., West Virginia.

        viii. Alcinda B. Gale, born 1805; died After. 1880 in Cape Giradeau, Missouri.

        ix. Robert Gale, born 1808; died in Cole Co., Mo.  He married Acheus Butler Wells About 1840; born 1813 in Tyler Co., Va.

        x. Catharine Gale, born 1810; died before 1880. Catharine Gale is buried at Cape Giradeau, Missouri

        xi. John S Gale, born 1812; died March 26, 1832.

John S Gale is buried at Hammett Cemetery, Pleasants Co., West Virginia.

        xii. Constintine T. Gale, born 1816.

        xiii. William H. Gale, born 1818.

 

Generation No. 2

 Dr. George Washington2 Gale (George1) was born March 21, 1799 in Hampshire County, Virginia, and died July 25, 1878 in Newport Township, Washington Co., Ohio.  He married Catherine Adams Wells about 1836.  She was born June 15, 1815 in Tyler Co., Virginia, and died April 06, 1881 in Newport Township, Washington Co., Ohio.

        From: The History of Washington County by H Z Williams p.  570: Dr. George W. Gale was born in New Hampshire in 1789. He immigrated to West Virginia, practicing medicine in Pleasant and Wood counties until 1825, when he came to Newport Township.

        From C. B. Galbreath, History of Ohio, Chicago: American Historical Society, 1925:

A remarkable record of service in one profession had been accorded by the Gale family of Washington County. Three successive generations of the Gales have practiced medicine along the Ohio River, both in Ohio and West Virginia, their services extending over a century. The middle generation is represented by Dr. George Thomas Gale of Newport, Washington County. His son is his associate and partner in practice. Doctor Gale practiced medicine where he was born December 23, 1851, and where his father began his career as a physician 102 years ago. [1823].

        Doctor Gale had the distinction of being the grandson of an English dragoon who was of Irish birth, who came to the American Colonies previous to the American Revolution. He remained in the Colonies, and evidently was an enthusiastic admirer of the great leader of the War of the Revolution, since he named one of his sons George Washington Gale. In 1820, the Gale family moved over the Alleghany Mountains to Raven Rock, in what is now West Virginia, just six miles above the present location of Newport, Ohio. The old English soldier still later moved on further west and spent his last days at Cape Girardeau.

George Washington Gale, the pioneer of the family in the medical profession, was born on the Potomac River in Hampshire County, now West Virginia, in 1798. He started medicine in Baltimore under the famous physician, Dr. Nathan R. Smith, who was associated with the University of Maryland. While his home was over the river in West Virginia, his practice from the first extended to the country on the Ohio side, including what is now Newport in Washington County and finally in 1840, he moved to that town and lived there until his death in 1876.

        He was a fine type of the old country physician and surgeon, a man of rugged physique and great endurance with the utmost devotion to duty. His practice extended up and down both sides of the river for a distance of forty miles, extending will back into the hills. His trips frequently took him away from home for days at a time, and he crossed back and forth over the Ohio River in canoes, swimming his horse behind. In spite of the exposure and hardships of such an occupation he reached the good old age of seventy-nine. He was a democrat in politics; the family then, as now were Catholic.

        Dr. George Washington Gale married Katherine Wells, who died at the age of sixty-seven. Her father was Nicholas Wells, a farmer at Long Beach, West Virginia. Six sons and six daughters were born to George Washington Gale and his wife. The five now living are: Alcinda B. and Rachel, who occupy the old family home at Newport; Nicholas Wells Gale, a retired farmer; Constantine, who graduated from the Jefferson Medical College at Philadelphia, and practiced at Pittsburgh and New Brighton, Pennsylvania, and now is retired; and George Thomas.

        Four of his sons of George Washington Gale are members of the medical profession. Of those deceased, one was Dr. John Whitten Gale, who graduated from Jefferson Medical College, practiced for some years at Hamilton Ohio, and was serving as coroner of Butler County when his official duties included the inquest over the noted attorney Vallandigham who in 1871 met death in the accidental discharge of a pistol in his own hand in the courtroom, with which he was illustrating his theory of the manner in which a homicide had taken place. The other deceased children of George Washington Gale were: Mary who died at the age of twenty years; Veronica, wife of Dr. Stephenson of Parkersburg, West Virginia; Ellen, who died when forty-eight; Ada, who was the wife of William Kelley, a foundry man at Parkersburg, West Virginia; Dr. Hammitt Gale, who received training in Baltimore where he practiced dentistry in that city, and Dr. Bernard Gale, a graduate of Baltimore Medical College, and was associated in practice with his brother, George T., until his death in 1892.

        Dr.. George Washington Gale came to Newport in 1919. His office was located on Mulberrry Street, the present site of the Nightingale Baseball Field, behind the fire department. The tree is still standing. The house was torn sown after the 1913 flood. Dr. George Washington Gale and Catharine Wells are buried in Hammett Cemetery, Pleasants Co., West Virginia

Children of George Gale and Catherine Wells are:

        i Dr. John Witten3 Gale, born 1838 in Newport Township,  Washington Co., Ohio; died 1871 in Butler Co., Ohio.

        ii.Mary Gale, born February 06, 1839; died March 26, 1860. Mary Gale is buried at Hammett Cemetery Pleasants Co., West Virginia

        iii. Alcinda B Gale, born February 1841 in Newport Township,  Washington Co., Ohio; died 1931 in Newport Township,  Washington Co., Ohio. Alcinda B Gale is buried in Newport Cemetery.

        iv. Rachel Gale, born November 1843 in Newport Township,  Washington Co., Ohio; died 1928 in Newport Township,  Washington Co., Ohio. Rachel Gale is buried in Newport Cemetery.

        v. Ellen Gale, born June 1845 in Newport Township,  Washington Co., Ohio; died 1909 in Newport Township,  Washington Co., Ohio. Ellen Gale is buried in Newport Cemetery.

        vi. Dr Nicholas Wells Gale, born December 1846 in Newport Township,  Washington Co., Ohio; died 1924.  Dr Nicholas Wells Gale is buried in Newport Cemetery.

        vii. Veronica Gale, born 1847; died in Parkersburg, Wood, Co. West Virginia.  She married Dr. Stephenson; died in Parkersburg, Wood, Co. West Virginia.

        viii. Dr Constantine Gale, born May 1850 in Newport Township,  Washington Co., Ohio; died 1934 in Newport Township,  Washington Co., Ohio.  Dr Constantine Gale is buried in Newport Cemetery.

        ix. Dr. George Thomas Gale, born December 22, 1852 in Newport Township,  Washington Co., Ohio; died October 09, 1946 in Newport Township,  Washington Co., Ohio.

        x. Dr. Hammit Gale, born 1854 in Newport Township,  Washington Co., Ohio; died in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Hammit Gale was a Dentist.

        xi. Ada Gale, born 1856 in Newport Township,  Washington Co., Ohio; died in Parkersburg, Wood, Co. West Virginia.  She married William Kelly; died in Parkersburg, Wood, Co. West Virginia.

        xii. Dr. Charles Bernard Gale, born February 07, 1857 in Newport Township,  Washington Co., Ohio; died December 18, 1892 in Newport Township,  Washington Co., Ohio.

 


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Dr. G. T. Gale

Generation No. 3------------------------------------------------                                                       Dr. G.T. Gale and Myra

 Dr. George Thomas3 Gale (George Washington2, George1) was born December 22, 1852 in Newport Township, Washington Co., Ohio, and died October 09, 1946 in Newport Township,  Washington Co., Ohio.  He married Myra Catherine Hays February 06, 1883 in Washington Co., OH, daughter of Richard Hays and Maria(h) Greene.  She was born July 19, 1858 in Newport Township, Washington Co., Ohio, and died August 01, 1933 in Newport Township, Washington Co., Ohio.

        From C. B. Galbreath, History of Ohio, Chicago: American Historical Society, 1925: George Thomas Gale acquired his early education in the home schools at Newport, began the study of medicine in his father's office, and then took his course of lectures in Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia, where he graduated in 1874, just half a century ago. One of his schoolmates was Dr. W. L. West of New Matamoras, Ohio, and they practiced together a year ad have been lifelong friends. Doctor Gale is an accomplished man in his profession and has taken post-graduate work in Philadelphia Polyclinic. He was associated with his father until the latter's death, and then spent a year with Doctor West in New Matamoras, and afterward he resumed his work at Newport.

        Dr. Gale was a member of the Washington County Medical Society since its organization, belongs to the Ohio State and American Medical associations, was for years president of the local school board and has been a member of the Pension Examining Board since the Wilson Administration. He has been county democratic executive committeeman and his family is members of St. Mary's Church.

        Dr. Gale was a volunteer during the Spanish-American War. For thirty years he has been successfully identified with oil production in Ohio, West Virginia and Illinois. His hobby is good horses, and his fondness for them has been little diminished by the general introduction of the automobile.

        Doctor Gale married Miss Myra Hays, daughter of Richard and Maria Greene Hays, who were pioneers in this part of Ohio. Mrs. Gale is a direct descendant of [Judge Philip Greene], and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Three children were born to them, the only daughter dying in infancy. The son, George Hays Gale, born in 1883, was a graduate of Jefferson Medical College in 1906, at Philadelphia, and is now carrying some of the heavier burdens of practice for his father.

The other son, Larry Richard Gale, attended lectures at Jefferson Medical College, but graduated in medicine from the University at Cincinnati. During World War I, he was in training as a medical officer at Fort Riley, Kansas and at Fort Beauregard, Louisiana, and achieved the rank of Lieutenant in the Army Medical Corps. He rendered notable service and had been ordered for oversees duty with the Army division that had been stationed at Panama, but the influenza outbreak caused him to be detailed for service with the troops in home camps, and he never went overseas. This distinguished physician died September 23, 1923.

        Dr. George Thomas Gale and Myra Hays Gale are buried in Newport Cemetery.        

Children of George Gale and Myra Hays are:

        i. Marie H4 Gale, born October 17, 1887 in Newport Township,  Washington Co., Ohio; died October 22, 1887 in Newport Township,  Washington Co., Ohio. Marie H Gale is buried in Newport Cemetery.

        ii. Dr. Larrey Richard Gale, born February 28, 1891 in Newport Township,  Washington Co., Ohio; died September 23, 1923 in Newport Township,  Washington Co., Ohio.

        iii. Dr. George Hays Gale, born November 06, 1883 in Newport Township,  Washington Co., Ohio; died November 10, 1967 in Newport Township,  Washington Co., Ohio.

 


Dr. Bernard Gale

 

 Dr. Charles Bernard3 Gale (George Washington2, George1) was born February 07, 1857 in Newport Township, Washington Co., Ohio, and died December 18, 1892 in Newport Township, Washington Co., Ohio.  He married Margaret Hadley January 24, 1883 in Washington Co., OH.  She was born 1865, and died 1950 in Newport Township, Washington Co., Ohio.

        He was a Physician and Surgeon, a member of the firm of the Gale Brothers, Inc., in Newport. He was educated in Newport, and began the study of medicine at the age of 22, under the tutelage of his brother, George T., who was the senior member of the firm. He was a graduate at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Baltimore,  in the class of 1881. He formed a partnership with this brother at Newport, and entered at once upon the practice. He was actively engaged ever since, and was recognized as one of the rising young physicians on the county. He was a member of the Washington County and Ohio State Medical Associations. He served as corner of the county for one year, and township treasurer for tow years. He was president of the Newport Mill Company and was favorably known as a good business man.

        Dr. Charles Bernard Gale and Margaret Hadley Gale are buried in Newport Cemetery.

Child of Charles Gale and Margaret Hadley is:

        i. Mary Bernardine4 Gale, born May 12, 1884 in Newport Township,  Washington Co., Ohio; died 1973 in Newport Township,  Washington Co., Ohio. .Mary Bernardine Gale never married. She was a mute and was an artist.  She is buried in Newport Cemetery.

 


Dr. Larrey Richard Gale

 

Generation No. 4

Dr. Larrey Richard4 Gale (George Thomas3, George Washington2, George1) was born February 28, 1891 in Newport Township, Washington Co., Ohio, and died September 23, 1923 in Newport Township, Washington Co., Ohio.  He married Alice Elizabeth Neptune June 10, 1920.  She was born September 28, 1897, and died 1984.

From Unknown Newspaper:

        Dr. Larry R (middle name unreadable but looks like Richard) Gale, prominent young physician and lifelong resident of Newport, OH, died Sunday morning at eleven thirty o'clock, following five months' Illness.  Death was attributed to heart disease.

        Born at Newport on February 28, 1891, the son of Dr. George and Mrs. Myra H. Gale, he spent practically all of his life at Newport.  During the world war, he served a year as physician in the United States army, having been stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas, and Fort Beauregard, LA.

        In June, 1920, he was united in marriage to Miss Alice Neptune, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. (Unreadable) Neptune, of Marietta.  Two sons, Larry R. Gale, Jr., and William Hammett Gale, were born to this union.  Dr. Gale was a member of the St. John's Church at St. Marys, WV.  He was well and favorably known in the community where he lived and the news of his death came as a shock to his host of friends.

        Besides his parents, Dr. and Mrs. George T. Gale, at Newport, and two sons, one brother, Dr. George H. Gale, also survives, as well as a number of nieces and nephews.

        Dr. Gale attended the public schools at Newport, later being graduated from the Newport high school.  After his graduation from high school, he attended Marietta College for one year, then went to Philadelphia, where he attended the Jefferson medical college.  He was at this school for three years and finished his medical course at the University of Cincinnati.

        Funeral service was held from the late home in Newport on Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock.  Rev. Father J.J. (Unreadable) of Marietta, officiating.  Burial was made in the Newport cemetery.

Alice Elizabeth Neptune Gale is buried in Mound Cemetery, Marietta, Ohio

Children of Larrey Gale and Alice Neptune are:

        i. William Hammet5 Gale, born About 1922; died Bef. 1988.

        ii. Larrey Richard II Gale, born February 28, 1921 in Washington Co., Ohio; died November 09, 1989 in Jefferson City, Cole Co., MO.

                iii.            Mary Elizabeth Gale, born About 1924.  She married Theodore Cline
iv.            Alice Gale.  She married Carl Mead


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Dr. George H Gale

Dr. George Hays4 Gale (George Thomas3, George Washington2, George1) was born November 06, 1883 in Newport Township, Washington Co., Ohio, and died November 10, 1967 in Newport Township, Washington Co., Ohio.  He married Caroline Elizabeth McGrew April 24, 1918 in Washington Co., Ohio.  She was born April 24, 1889 in Chicora, Butler Co., Pennsylvania, and died August 24, 1963 in Washington County, Ohio.

        From C. B. Galbreath, History of Ohio, Chicago: American Historical Society, 1925:  Dr. George Hays Gale was chairman of the war board in Newport Township, received a Lieutenant's commission on October 17, 1918, but the armistice was signed before he was called to duty

        Dr. George H. Gale was a graduate of Newport High School in 1901. He continued his education at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, graduating in 1906 at the age of 22. He began his practice in 1906 in partnership with his father. He wore our six horses, two sleds, two harness buggies and twenty six cars. He delivered 1,755 babies including twenty sets of twins in the homes. He was honored on “This is Your Life” television program in California in 1957. He served on the Newport Board of Education 1930-1940. President and director of Pleasants County Bank. He was a member of the Washington County Medical Association, and the Ohio Medical Association. He was a fourth degree Knights of Columbus, and member of the St. Luke's Catholic Church. His hobbies were hunting, fishing, harness horses, and collection Indian relics. Dr. George, a tall slender, white haired affectionate man truly the "Country Doctor."

        Dr. George Hays Gale and Caroline Elizabeth McGrew Gale are buried in Newport Cemetery.

Children of George Gale and Caroline McGrew are:

        i. George T5 Gale, born May 16, 1919 in Newport Township,  Washington Co., Ohio; died January 27, 1990 in Parkersburg, Wood, Co. West Virginia.

        ii. Mary Carolyn Gale, born 1921.

        iii. Katherine McGrew Gale, born 1922 in Newport Township,  Washington Co., Ohio.

        iv. Dr. Larrey Bernard Gale, born May 05, 1924 in Newport Township,  Washington Co., Ohio; died March 20, 1984 in Newport Township,  Washington Co., Ohio.

        v. Nina Alice Gale, born May 19, 1926 in Newport Township,  Washington Co., Ohio; died September 18, 1987.

From:"St. Marys Oracle" St. Marys, WV,  24 Sep 1987

Nina "Twink" Gale, 61, of Barberton, OH, died Friday at the Barberton Citizens Hospital. She was born in Newport, a daughter of the late Dr. George H. and Carolyn McGrew Gale.  She was a graduate of Trocare College, Buffalo, NY, was a registered nurse, and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church,

Barberton.

She is survived by one brother, George T. Gale, Newport; two sisters, Mary C. Hurley of Clarksburg and Kitty Wren of Newport. She was preceded in death by one brother, Dr. Larrey Gale.

        Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday at St. John's Catholic Church.  Burial was in Newport Cemetery.

 


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Dr. Larrey Bernard Gale

Dr. Larrey Bernard5 Gale (George Hays4, George Thomas3, George Washington2, George1) was born May 05, 1924 in Newport Township, Washington Co., Ohio, and died March 20, 1984 in Newport Township,  Washington Co., Ohio.  He married (1) Millicent Kuhlman 1949.    He married (2) Cheryl Walton May 1982. 

Obituary of Dr. Larrey Bernard Gale:

"St. Marys Oracle" St. Marys, WV, 22 Mar 1984

        Dr. Larry Bernard Gale, 59, physician and surgeon of Newport, died early Tuesday morning at University Hospital, Columbus.

        Dr. Gale was the fourth generation of his family to serve Newport as a physician.  He was the son of the late Dr. George Hays Gale and Carolyn McGrew Gale.  His grandfather, George Thomas Gale, and great-grandfather, George Washington Gale, were physicians in Newport, with the firs