Genealogytrails Harrison County, Missouri
Biographies "G"

Robinson H. Gale-now deceased was a prominent and prosperous farmer of Sherman Township and was born in Lake County, Illinois, August 21, 1857, the son of E.W. and Olive Relief (Harrison) Gale.  Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Gale came to Missouri in 1869 from Illinois and settled on the farm which was owned by Robinson H. Gale.  The farm consists of 320 acres, and is located five miles east and one mile south of Bethany, Missouri.  E.W. Gale died here in June, 1897, and his wife died March 16, 1911.   Mr. Gale was postmaster at Thomas, a postoffice which was on his farm and which was established through his efforts.

Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Gale were the parents of the following children:  Warren, who was killed at the battle of Whitewater Bridge in the Civil War, he having enlised in the Union Army in Wisconsin under Captain Shepman with Company E, First Wisconsin Cavalry Volunteers; Serianious was a soldier of the Civil War, he died in 1883 on the home place; Ida May, who died when nineteen years of age in Illinois; Robinson H., the subject of this sketch, who died October 10, 1921; and Ada May, who died when five years of age.

Robison H. Gale was eduated in Sherman Center School of this township, and had been engaged in farming practically all of his life.  He carried on general farming and was very successful, enterprising and progressive.  Mr. Gale was married February 15, 1878, to Rosetta Robinson of Fox Creek Township, a daughter of Henry Robinson.  Mrs. Gale was born in Fox Creek Township and died November 28, 1888, at the age of twenty eight years.  Mr. and Mrs. Gale were the parents of the following children: Ada Adelma, the wife of C.H. McElhiney, who now lives on the home place; Ida Velma, a twin of the Ada Adelma, who died in infancy; Claude Henry, deceased; Pearl Rose, the wife of Thomas Stretch of Ender, Nebraska and Olive Relief, deceased.

Mr. Gale married the second time in 1891 Addie M. Fint, a daughter of George and Sarah Flint, of this county.  They were the parents of three children: Russell K.; Beulah, the wife of James Aginer; and Lucille, the wife of Bruce Mallory.

The grandchildren of Robinson H. and Rosetta Gale are as follows:  James A., Naomi R., Lola L., Mabel M. McElhiney, and Olive, Opal, Alice L., Charles J. Stretch.  To Robinson H. and Addie M. (Flint) Gale the following grandchildren were born  Mary L. Aginer and Bruce G. Mallory, Jr.

Russell K. Gale, who now lives on a claim at Gillette, Wyoming enlisted from Harrison County, Missouri, with Company G, and was sent to the Mexican border.  When he returned from the border he was discharged and then re enlisted for the World War, and went overseas with the Thirty fifth Division.  He was promoted to second lieutenant and was in the battle of Argonne and St. Mihiel and was captured at Argonne Forest.  He was kept prisoner for several months, but returned home safely.

The Gales are well known in Harrison County and are highly regarded among their many friends and acquaintances.
Source: History of Harrison County Missouri, Geo. Wanamaker, 1921

I.A. German-a prosperous farmer and stockman of Union township, was born in Iowa in 1876.  He is a son of William and Lavina (Muchgrove) German, both natives of Ohio who came to Harrison County, Missouri in 1893 and they spent the remainder of their lives here.  They were the parents of the following children:  Edward, died at the age of eighteen years; William A., Des Moines, Iowa; Sarah, married Bert Shain and died in 1903, is buried in the Blythdale Cemetery; Nettie married George Sample, Des Moines, Iowa; Laura, married John Fish; I.A., the subject of this sketch; Mary, married C.B. Hobbs, and died in 1920 and is buried in the Hobbs Cemetery.

I.A. recieved his education in the district schools.  He was reared on a farm, thus became familiar with farm life and farming and stock raising at an early age and has followed farming all his life.  He is now the owner of 200 acres of land which is one of the valuable and well improved farms of the county.  He has a good eight room residence and other commodious and substanial farm buildings on the place.  He carries on general farming and stock raising and is meeting with success.

Mr. German was married January 7, 1900 to Miss Villa Dixon, a native of Harrison County and a descendant of one of the very early pioneer families of this section.  Her grandfather entered 160 acres of government land, four miles west of Eagleville and Mrs. German was reared on that place.  To Mr. and Mrs. German have been born five children as follows: Roscoe, died in infancy; Lorn, who resides at home; Gladys, Lottie and Elden, all of whom reside at home.

Mr. German has always taken an interest in public affairs and has held the offices of justice of the peace and member of township board.  He is a member of the Modern Woodmen of America and one of the dependable citizens of Harrison County and the family stands high in the community.
Source: History of Harrison County, Mo. George Wanamaker, 1921

George W. Gibson
a member of an early pioneer family of Harrison County, who is a well known farmer and stock raiser, was born in Harrison County, October 9,1889, and is a son of Walker and Mary S. [Allen] Gibson.

Walker Gibson was a native of Indiana, and came to Harrison County, Misouri, with his parents at a very early date.  He served for three years and six months, in the Union Army, during the Civil War and was severely wounded in battle and taken prisoner by the Confederate, was in prison six months and while a prisoner of war his leg was amputated as a result of his wounds.  After the war he followed farming.  He died in Union Township, November 18,1910, aged sixty seven years.

Mary S. [Allen]Gibson was born in Harrison County, in 1852.  She is a daughter of Callaway Allen , a native of Tennessee, who came to Harrison County in pioneer days, and entered government land in Union Township.

To Walker and Mary S. [Allen] Gibson, were born the following children:  James F., lives in Union Township; S.W. Union Township; John L., Union Township; Edna M., married W.E. Judd, Marion Township; Rosa, married H.L. Graham, Marion Township; Walker E., Union Township; G.W., the subject of this sketch and two who died in infancy.  

G.W. Gibson was reared in Harrison County and educated in the public schools.  He has made farming and stock raising his life's occupation and is the owner of 120 acres of valuable land in Union Township.

G.W. Gibson was married in 1907 to Miss Matie Holmes, a native of Ringold County, Iowa, and a daughter of Charles E. Holmes, who lives in Union Township.  To them have been born four children: Gerald W., at hom; Floy M., at home; Jaunita, died in 1919, in infancy and is buried in Allen Cemetery, and Elvis Ray.

Mr. Gibson is a substantial and well known citizen of Harrison County and the Gibson family stands high in the community.
Source: The History of Harrison County, Geo. Wanamaker, 1921

Samuel N. Glaze
was born in Highland County, Ohio, in March 1843, and is a son of S.H. Glaze.  He spent his boyhood in his native county and in 1857 accompanied his father to Missouri.  During the war he enlisted in Company E, Forty third Missouri Volunteer Infantry under Col. Harding, and served from the 13th of August, 1864, until the last of June of the following year.  After returning home he bought a half interest in a saw mill upon Grand River with W.C. Baker, which he operated from 1869 until 1876.  He then turned his attention to farming which has since been his main occupation, although since 1881 he has conducted a flouring mill in connection with his farm interests.  He owns 339 acres of well stocked and improved land in the home place and forty acres near Madison Township, and is one of the substantial men of the county.  April 2, 1873, he married Miss Mary E. Kinion, daughter of John Kinion, of Cainsville.  This union has been blessed with four children:  Oscar, Bertram, Carl and Cary Austin, who died in infancy.  In politics Mr. Glaze is a Republican, and is one of the highly honored and respected citizens of the vicinity in which he lives.
[Source: History of Harrison and Mercer Counties, Missouri, The Goodspeed Publishing Co. 1888]

Samuel H. Glaze
deceased, was a man whose name is connected with the pioneer days in Harrison County.  He had large land holdings and was interest in commercial enterprises, in politics, and in lodge work.  He was born in Wood County, Virginia November 13, 1816, the son of John and Annie (Wolf) Glaze of German and English descent.  John Glaze was a soldier in the War of 1812, and later a farmer of West Highland County, Ohio, where he died in 1879 at the age of eighty years.

Samuel H. Glaze was reared on a farm in West Highland County, Ohio, and farmed on a small tract of land which he owned until 1857, when he sold out and moved to Harrison County, where he bought more than 2,300 acres of land near Cainsville.  He improved this land which was later divided among his children.  Mr. Glaze helped to organize the Cainsville Bank and was the first president of the bank, holding that office for a number of years.  He was a Republican in politics and served as the justice of the peace of his township.  He was a devoted member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and worked faithfully in that order until his death which occurred May 13, 1907.

Samuel H. Glaze married Sarah Milburn, a native of Pennsylvania, born August 22, 1815.   She died September 6, 1885.  To this union nine children were born, four of whom are now living:  Samuel N. of whom a sketch appears, Sarah A. wife of W.C. Baker, whose sketch appears in this volume, Lydia L., married to John H.J. Summers and living at Blythedale, and Daniel R. a review of whose life appears in connection with the sketch of his son, Dr. L.A. Glaze.
Source: History of Harrison County, Missouri, Geo. Wanamaker, 1921

J.H. Goodwin
was born in 1846 in Putnam County, Indiana, and when two years old went to Davis County, Ind., and from there to Monroe County in 1857.  January 2, 1862, he enlisted in Company D, Fifty ninth Indiana Infantry, in which he was corporal, and served until mustered out July 27, 1865, at Indianapolis, Ind.  He then came to Harrison County, Mo., and engaged in farming until 1880, when he engaged in business at Cainesville.  June 15, 1881, he embarked in the general mercantile business at his present location in Ridgeway.  Although he began life for himself when a boy with no capital, he now owns a fine stock of goods, his store room and eighty acres of well improved land.  August 27, 1865, he married Miss Harriet J. Baker, by whom eight children have been born:  Thomas E., Lillie H., James Guy, Frederick A., Bruce, Mary V.[deceased], Rosa [deceased], and Willie[deceased].  Mrs Goodwin is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  Mr. Goodwin is a Republican in politics, and has served as mayor of Ridgeway and in several other official capacities.  He is the thir of four children of Seth and Nancy [Morgan] Goodwin, early settlers of Monroe County, Ind. Mr. and Mrs. Goodwin both died in the fall of 1848 of cholera, and the same disease took away the grandfather and sister of Mr. Goodwin at the same time.  Mr. Goodwin was about thirty eight at the time of his death, and he was a son of Seth Goodwin.
[Source: History of Harrison and Mercer Counties, Missouri, The Goodspeed Publishing Co. 1888]

Charles H. Golding
farmer, stock raiser, and by trade a stone mason and plasterer, was born in 1838 near St. John,N.B., and at the age of nine accompanied his parents to Aurora, IL.  About 1852 he went to Lee County, IL, and in January, 1867, to Worth County, Mo., where he settled four miles north of Allendale, and engaged in farming until his removal September 3, 1873, to his present place in Harrison County, MO.  When of age he learned the above named trade, which he has since followed in connection with his farming, and although he began life for himself when but a boy fourteen years old he is now comfortably fixed upon a farm of his own containing 120 acres of good land.  In August, 1862, he enlisted in Company K, Seventy fifth Illinois Infantry, and served until mustered out in July, 1865.  October 8, 1862, he was wounded at Perryville, Ky, and sent to the hospital at New Albany, Ind.  January 1, 1866, he married Miss Helen Morse, who was born near Waterford, N.Y. in 1844, and is a daughter of Merrit A. and Alida [Van Olinda] Morse, also natives of New York, and of English and German descent respectively.  To Mr. and Mrs. Golding four children: William M., George A., Charles H. and Frank M.  Mr. Golding is a Democrat in politics, and in 1878 was elected justice of the peace, in which office he served two years, and then in April, 1881, was re-elected, and also in 1883, after which he served two years, and in 1887 was again elected to the same office.  He is a Master Mason and his wife is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  He is the fourth of eleven children born to William and Sarah [Purdy] Golding, natives of New Brunswick and of English descent.  The father of Mrs. Golding was a son of Milton and Fannie [Gould] Morse, the former of whom served in the War of 1812.  Mrs. Alida Morse was a daughter of Daniel and Eleanor Van Olinda.  The father and mother of our subject died January 13, 1883, aged seventy three and July 20, 1878, aged sixty five years, respectively.
[Source: History of Harrison and Mercer Counties, Missouri, The Goodspeed Publishing Co. 1888]


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