Arthur Stanley GALE (c1861-1891)

Born in London, England about 1861, he was the son of Frederick Gale (1822-1905) and Claudia Fitzroy Severn (1829-1974). He immigrated to Canada prior to October 1890 and settled in southwestern Manitoba. He received his military homestead application on 23 October 1890 for NW-04-06-24-W1 in the Meglund area.

 Homesteader, Farmer

He died on his homestead 14 February 1891, after falling in his well and drowning. In the newspaper article announcing his death it states, “It is a wonder that more accidents do not occur to bachelors living alone who, when any such like accident does occur, have no one to assist them.” The article, also, states he was buried on the farm of his brother, Goddard Frederick Gale, ex-reeve of Arthur, however, his grave marker can be found in the St. George’s Anglican Cemetery (known locally as the Butterfield Cemetery, after a nearby Post Office, or Copley Anglican Pioneer Cemetery, after a local homesteader) .


  • Death Registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
  • “Sourisford, Feb. 27”, Winnipeg Free Press, 03 March 1891, page 5.
  • England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995,
  • RM of Edward History Book Committee. Harvests of Time, History of the RM of Edward (Altona, Manitoba: Friesen Printers, 1983), page 147.


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