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Elizabeth Gale

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  • Name Elizabeth Gale  [1, 2, 3
    Born 20 Jan 1845  Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Christened Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Gender Female 
    Died 9 Mar 1928  Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Cause: Shock from falling into well full of water 
    Elizabeth Kartchner death certificate
    Buried 12 Mar 1928  R V Mike Ramsay Memorial Cemetery, Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Elizabeth Gale Kartchner grave marker
    Person ID I228469  Full Tree | Timmins, Frint
    Last Modified 5 Mar 2015 

    Father Henry Gale
              b. 18 Oct 1818
              d. 26 Dec 1891  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Sarah Wills
              b. 2 Feb 1825, , , , Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 17 Nov 1905, Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married Y  [1
    Family ID F88108  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father Henry Gale
              b. 18 Oct 1818, Box, , Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Sarah Ann Wills
              b. 2 Feb 1822, , Mayo, Connacht, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 12 Nov 1905, Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 8 Apr 1844  [2
    Family ID F64366  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Husband William Decatur Kartchner
              b. 4 May 1820, Haverford, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 14 May 1892, Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 5 Dec 1862  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    William D. & Elizabeth Gale Kartchner family
    William D. & Elizabeth Kartchner
    Children 
    +1. Aaron Kartchner
              b. 24 Dec 1863, Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 6 Jun 1922, Lewiston, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     2. Henry Kartchner
              b. 15 May 1866, Logandale, Clark, Nevada, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 24 Aug 1868, , , Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     3. Henry Kartchner
              b. 15 May 1866, Mill Point, Clark, Nevada, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 24 Aug 1868, , , Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
    +4. Henry Culver Kartchner
              b. 20 Jul 1868, Logandale, Clark, Nevada, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 23 May 1949, Fowler, Fresno, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     5. Culver Kartchner
              b. 20 Jul 1868, Mill Point, Clark, Nevada, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 23 May 1949, Fowler, Fresno, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     6. Minnie Kartchner
              b. 26 Dec 1870, Overton, Clark, Nevada, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 24 Dec 1969, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years)
    +7. Minnie Kartchner
              b. 26 Dec 1870, Overton, Clark, Nevada, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 24 Dec 1969, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years)
    +8. Byrtle Kartchner
              b. 11 May 1873, Panguitch, Garfield, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 18 Jul 1949, Winslow, Navajo, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +9. Byrtle Kartchner
              b. 11 May 1873, Panguitch, Garfield, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 18 Jul 1949, Winslow, Navajo, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +10. Darien Kartchner
              b. 19 Nov 1875, Panguitch, Garfield, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 12 Apr 1964, Fresno, Fresno, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     11. Darien Kartchner
              b. 19 Nov 1875, Panguitch, Garfield, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 12 Apr 1964, Fresno, Fresno, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     12. Elsie Kartchner
              b. 14 May 1878, Taylor, Navajo, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 12 Apr 1945, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    +13. Elsie Kartchner
              b. 14 May 1878, Old Taylor, Apache, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 12 Apr 1945, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     14. Etta Kartchner
              b. 15 Jul 1881, Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 24 Dec 1926, Taylor, Navajo, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
    +15. Etta Kartchner
              b. 15 Jul 1881, Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 24 Dec 1926, Taylor, Navajo, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
    +16. Zina Kartchner
              b. 7 Dec 1883, Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 24 Dec 1977, Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     17. Zina Kartchner
              b. 7 Dec 1883, Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 24 Dec 1977, Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     18. Melva Kartchner
              b. 8 Feb 1886, Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 15 Nov 1903, Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F88109  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Jan 1845 - Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - - Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Dec 1862 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Aaron Kartchner - 24 Dec 1863 - Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Henry Kartchner - 15 May 1866 - Logandale, Clark, Nevada, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Henry Kartchner - 15 May 1866 - Mill Point, Clark, Nevada, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Henry Culver Kartchner - 20 Jul 1868 - Logandale, Clark, Nevada, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Culver Kartchner - 20 Jul 1868 - Mill Point, Clark, Nevada, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Minnie Kartchner - 26 Dec 1870 - Overton, Clark, Nevada, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Minnie Kartchner - 26 Dec 1870 - Overton, Clark, Nevada, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Byrtle Kartchner - 11 May 1873 - Panguitch, Garfield, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Byrtle Kartchner - 11 May 1873 - Panguitch, Garfield, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Darien Kartchner - 19 Nov 1875 - Panguitch, Garfield, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Darien Kartchner - 19 Nov 1875 - Panguitch, Garfield, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Elsie Kartchner - 14 May 1878 - Taylor, Navajo, Arizona, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Elsie Kartchner - 14 May 1878 - Old Taylor, Apache, Arizona, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Etta Kartchner - 15 Jul 1881 - Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Etta Kartchner - 15 Jul 1881 - Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Zina Kartchner - 7 Dec 1883 - Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Zina Kartchner - 7 Dec 1883 - Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Melva Kartchner - 8 Feb 1886 - Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Shock from falling into well full of water - 9 Mar 1928 - Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 12 Mar 1928 - R V Mike Ramsay Memorial Cemetery, Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend Location Cemetery Hospital Town Parish City County/Shire State/Province Country Region Not Set

  • Photos
    Elizabeth Kartchner
    Elizabeth Gale Kartchner and her daughters
    Elizabeth Gale Kartchner
    Elizabeth Gale Kartchner
    William Kartchner and Elizabeth Gale Family
    Elizabeth Gale and her daughters

  • Notes 
    • Taken from the book "The Kartchner Family" compiled by Sarah P. Collinwood
           "Elizabeth Gale, second wife of William Decatur Kartchner, lived with her parents in Australia and when she was eight years of age, two Mormon Elders came to their home and her parents were converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
           In the fall of 1855, she went with her parents to America in a Sail Ship.  They were on the ocean for three months.  A brother was born while aboard this ship.  They were all sea-sick except for her mother.  They arrived in San Bernardino, California, June 1853 and lived there for four years.
           In the winder of 1857 they left for Utah.  A baby sister was born at Las Vegas, Nevada in a wagon.  One night their team was missing.  The company all hunted for the missing team but were unable to locate them.  Elizabeth's mother had a dream and saw the horses in her dream.  She told her husband about this dream and where she had seen the horses.  He followed her dream and found the horses as she had seen them, and they were able to continue on.  In Beaver they lived in a cellar for the first winter with no roof execpt a wagon cover or some quilts.  They had to shake off the snow before they could get up in the mornings.
           Her father was a farmer and she being the oldest would help him in the field in the summer.  They cut all their grain with a cicle.  Elizabeth would cut and bind the bundles for her fater.  In the winter she and her brother would braid straw for hats.  Her father then hired a man to cradle his grain.  Elizabeth would follow the cradle and also helped haul and stack the grain.
           On December 5, 1862, she married William Decatur Kartchner.  They traveled to Salt Lake City by team and were married in the Temple there.  They lived in Beaver, Utah, until they were called by the Presidency of the Church to go to the Muddy.  They had one son, and while living there had three other children.  It was a pretty country and as they traveled they camped at a place called Beaver Dam.  Here was a grove of cottonwood trees and where the seed had fallen some young trees were coming up.  They were about three feet tall and about the size of a pencil.  They pulled several trees up by the roots, wrapped them in wet sacks and tied them to the back of the wagon.  When they were located, Elizabeth planted them on the ditch bank.  They grew so fast that her husband was able to cut them and make an ox-yoke for them to use when they moved on.  While here they raised cotton, cane, grain and all kinds of vegetables. Their fruit trees had just started to bear fruit and the grain was about six inches high when they decided to leave the Muddy and move to Panguitch, Utah.
           Next they were called to Arizona and purchased land.  They moved into a small log house.  One of the first ones built in Snowflake.  Here her husband was the Postmaster of Snowflake.  He continued working at the Post Office until he went blind.  He died leaving Elizabeth with a large family to support.  She was the mother of ten children.  Two died in childhood; the eight living children were all married in the Temple and all were members of the church in good standing.
           She spent the last months of her life doing Temple work in Arizon Temple serving and working for others.  She met her death by an old well caving in on her.  The well had been securely covered, but the lot had been irrigated and the water ran through a gopher hole into the well filling it with water within a few feet of the top.  She was living in Mesa at this time.  Her body was taken to Snowflake for burial after the funeral services in Mesa.  William R. Stratton, her grandson, gave the sketch of her life and A. B. Randall dedicated the grave where she was laid to rest."
      ***

      LIFE STORY OF ELIZABETH GALE As written by her
      DEC. 26, 1891 to 1920
      Just as she wrote it

      Henry Gale was the son of George and Rebecca Gale, born Oct. 18, 1812, in the town of Box, Wiltshire, England. In 1837 when gold was discovered in Australia my father Henry Gale then a boy in England thought he would leave home and go to the goldmines and make a fortune not liking mining although he got a nugget of gold he went top herding sheep. About the same time a young lady Sarah Wills and her brother from Ireland went there also, they thought they would make money and send for their mother and the rest of their family who was then a widow, but their mother died before they could send for her, My mother worked out for a living when she met this young man, my father, they became acquainted and married, April 8, 1845.


      June 29. 1845 a baby girl came to their home now the writer of this sketch. May 8, 1852 two Mormon Elders came as Missionaries. My parents were converted and joined the church in 1852. In the Spring of 1853 we emigrated with the Elders for Zion in a sail ship we spend three months on the ocean, a baby brother was born on the ship, we arrived in San Bernardino California June 1853, we lived there for four years. In the winter of 1857 left for Utah, a baby sister was born in Las Vegas on the wagon.

      One night our team was missing the company all hunted for them and could not find them. They were going to go on the next morning, my Mother had a dream and saw them, she told Father he went and found them at the spot where she saw them.

      In Feb. 1858 we landed in Beaver Utah. There was only two log houses we lived in the cellar the first winter with no roof except a wagon cover, or quilts, we would have to shake off the snow before we could get up. My father was a farmer me being the oldest would help him with the field in the summer we cut all our grain with a cic1e, I would cut and bind my bundles in the winter my Brother. I would braid straw of hats & my mother would sew them. The next summer, my father hired a man to cradle the grain and rake it in bundles for my father to bind. I also helped to have and stock.

      On Nov. 8, 1866 my father was ordained an Elder and July 16th, 1871 was ordained a High Priest. On Dec. 30, 1876 he was called as a member of the High Council of Beaver Stake. He has done work in the Temple at St. George and Manti he was a hard working man and a true Latter-day Saint. He endured all the hardships of a new country. He died Dec. 5th 1882.

      I was married to William Decatur Kartchner we traveled to Salt Lake by team and was married in the endowment house. We lived in Beaver until we was called by the Presidency and the Twelve Apostles to go to the Muddy we had one little boy. We arrived on the Muddy Oct. 1898. We lived there for four years and had three other children. It was a lovely country, as we traveled down we camped at a place called Beaver Dam. There was quite a grove of cottonwood trees where the seed fell the young trees came up. They were about two feet long and about as large as a pencil, I pulled up a bunch by the roots wrapped them in wet gunny sack and tied them on the back of the wagon. When we got located I set them out on the ditch bank. They grew so fast when we left there my husband cut one down and made a ox yoke. We raised cotton and com grain and all kind of vegetables. Our fruit trees were just beginning to bear and our grain was about six inches high and nice and green when we were called to come back. We then settled in Panguitch, Utah on Mar. 20, 1871. Two boys were added to our family there, in Spring Conference of 1877 we were called to go to Arizona. We started Nov. 15, 1877 arrived at a place below St. Joseph, Arizona on Jan 22, 1878. We called it Taylor.

      While there, a daughter was born we tried to make a town but the river would rise and washed out our dam twice. We became discouraged and moved from there Aug, 6, 1878 and arrived at Stinson, Aug 9, now called Snowflake Nov 17, 1878. I moved into my little log house, one of the first built here. In due time three little daughters joined our family,

      Dec. 5, 1880 we petitioned for a Post Office which was granted and my husband was Post Master the first Post Office in Snowflake. He continued in the office until he went blind, he had poor health for several years, May 14 1892 he died leaving me with a large family. I am the mother of 10 children, buried two have eight living they are all married and have families they have all been to the Temple and are all members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day-saints in good standing. The load has blessed me with good health. I am now 75 years old and might as well go for a hundred. I feel  thankful, my desire is to do good while I live and that I may be faithful and true to the end.
      ***

      Newspaper Article: WOMAN, 83, IS DROWNED IN OLD WELL AT MESA MESA, March 10 - Mrs. Elizabeth Kartchner, 83, of Snowflake, Arizona, was drowned here last night when the bank of an old well, caved under her weight and she fell into the water, approximately 30 feet deep. The accident occurred shortly after dark at the home of R. J. Perkins, just south of the Arizona Temple, where Mrs. Kartchner had spent a greater part of the winter with her daughter. It was an hour later that the mishap was discovered. According to members of the family, Mrs. Kartchner had gone out of the house to secure some kindling for a fire. Irrigation water seepage had loosened the dirt around the top of the old well, it is believed, and the earthen bank gave way under Mrs. Kartchner's weight, dropping her to the bottom. Alarmed at the continued absence of the woman, members of the family instituted a search and eventually discovered the caved-in well. The body was recovered with grappling hooks. Mrs. Kartchner and a sister, Mrs Rebekah C. Thompson, also far advanced in years, have been here a major part of the winter, doing religious work in the Arizona Temple. They have made their home with the former's daughter, Mrs. Perkins. The body was sent tonight to Snowflake, where burial will be made. Mrs. Kartchner resided for years in Navajo county and has many relatives in that locality. ["Arizona Republican", Sunday March 11,1928. Page 1, Column 7, Section 1.] [2]

  • Reference  Bryan S. Larson. "Elizabeth Gale". Our Family Histories. https://www.ourfamilyhistories.org/getperson.php?personID=I228469&tree=00 (accessed April 25, 2019).

  • Sources 
    1. [S607] Personal knowledge of Our Family Histories contributors, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE]\.. Family group sheets submitted by Michael A. Kartchner by email 4 Dec 2010..

    2. [S2891] Personal knowledge of Marla Kirby, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE]\..

    3. [S2753] Arizona State of Arizona - Department of Health. Death Certificates. death certificate 224-204 (1928), Elizabeth Kartchner.

    4. [S2913] Compiled by Sarah P. Collinwood. The Kartchner Family. 1974, Hiller Bookbinding, Salt Lake City, UT Published by J. Grant Stevenson 230 W. 1230 N. Provo, UT 84601.

    5. [S607] Personal knowledge of Our Family Histories contributors, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE]\.. The Kartchner Family Book compiled by Karen H. Miller submitted by Michael A. Kartchner..


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