THE NEBRASKA AND MIDWEST
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, APRIL, 1943
Edited by RAYMOND E. DALE
Nebraska Historical Library, Lincoln, Nebraska
TABLE OF CONTENTS
JOSEPH DALE AND SOME OF HIS DESCENDANTS(a)
I. JOSEPH DALE, who was
born about 1721, lived on a farm called Gilly in the parish of Mawgan,
county Cornwall, England. Apparently he was a native of some other county,
possibly Devon, where there were many people of that surname. He married Ann
Skewes, who was about two years his junior,(b) undoubtedly a native
county Cornwall. There were ten children, but only eleven grandchildren.
Children of Joseph and Ann (Skewes) Dale:
Joseph, had no children.
Thomas, had no children.
Edward, had no children.
Sarah, two children.
Grace, one child.
Ann, married Lugg,(b) four children.
Three children, names unknown, probably died young.
II. HENRY DALE, son of
Joseph and Ann (Skewes) Dale, was born about 1755 and died about 1837, more
than eighty years of age. He married Elizabeth Thomas, who died about 1844,
more than eighty years of age. At his father's death he inherited his father's
landed estate, a considerable property for that part of England. On this farm
(a) This genealogy was compiled by the editor of this
magazine. The year 1942 marks the first centenary of the coining of this
family to America. Although there are numerous descendants living, the surname
Dale is almost extinct. Of the fourth generation five men of the surname are
still living, two in Wisconsin, one in Nebraska, one in California, and one in
the state of Washington. In the fifth generation there are only two boys of
the surname, one in Nebraska and one in Washington. The data for the first
generation was drawn chiefly from a record brought to America by the family.
The compiler received a copy from his father's sister, Mrs. Alice Hurn.
(b) A cousin, Miss Lucile Fulk, visited county Cornwall about fifteen years
ago and took several photographs in the parish of Mawgan, including several on
the farm where Joseph Dale lived as well as a photograph of the tombstones of
Joseph and Ann Dale. The inscriptions read:
"Memo..... of Joseph Dale who d......d 22 0...... 1796 ag...... 75 years"
" memory Ann Dale who died 2 January 1819 aged 96 [?] years"
below on this stone
"Also of Ann Lugg."
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was a large stone house, which his father had built, with "J. D." in large
letters over the front door. On this farm were also tenant houses and large
Children of Henry and Elizabeth (Thomas) Dale:
i. Joseph, married Mary Warren; six children; inherited his father's
land, which passed into other
hands; removed, some say to Scotland, some say to Australia.
3. ii. Edward, b. April 30, 1792.
iii. Elizabeth, married John Thomas. Their children (surname Thomas)
were John and Henry, a
daughter Elizabeth, who married and raised a family, and a daughter
who did not marry.
iv. Henry, married Alice Williams; nine children; said to have moved to
Canada between 1845
III. EDWARD1 DALE,
Son of Henry and Elizabeth (Thomas) Dale, was born in the parish of Mawgan,
April 30, 1792. In his youth he was a sailor visiting various parts of the
world including South America. He married, May 20, 1815, in Mawgan Church near
Helston, Peggy (Margaret) Harry, born April 25, 1794, in Mawgan, daughter of
Nicholas Harry, an innkeeper. For several years after his marriage he lived on
his father's farm, but before his fifth child was born he moved to another
farm about five miles distant in the parish of Mullyon. When fifty years of
age he disposed of his property and set out for America with his family on the
Cornwall, a sailing vessel. After a voyage of fifty-one days they landed at
Halifax. From there they preceded to Cleveland, Ohio, where they visited
friends a few days and then went on to the Cornish colony in Racine County,
Wisconsin. They arrived at Dover, October 9, 1842. About two weeks later
Edward Dale bought the farm which he occupied until his death and which passed
to his daughter, Mrs. Peggy (Margaret) Crane. His wife died in Racine County,
December 25, 1853. Later he returned to county Cornwall and married a second
wife, but he soon became dissatified and returned to Wisconsin without her. He
died in Racine County, April 30, 1857, and was buried beside his wife in the
Yorkville churchyard. Of their nine children the four oldest were born in the
parish of Mawgan and the other five in the parish of Mullyon(c).
Only four have living descendants, Thomas, Margaret, Elizabeth Ann and Joseph.
Children of Edward1 and Margaret (Harry) Dale:
i. Edward 2, b. Aug. 20, 1816; died of consumption, Racine
Co., Sept. 2, 1852; unmarried;
a school teacher and local preacher. He came to America a year
before the rest of the family.
ii. Alice 2, b. Mar. 23, 1818; m. Nov. 4, 1843, Edmund Baker
of Edmund, Wis., where she died
July 2, 1844.
(c) The information for this generation was taken from
the record brought by the family from England. In addition the compiler in
July 1906 visited his father's aunt, Mrs. Margaret Crane, in Racine County,
Wisconsin, and received much additional information from her at that time. She
was eighteen years old when the family migrated to America.
4. iii. Thomas2, b. Oct. 9, 1819.
iv. Henry2, b. July 26, 1821; killed by the kick of a
horse, Sept. 1831.
5. v. Margaret2 (Peggy), b. Nov. 20, 1823.
6. vi. Elizabeth Ann 2, b. April 19, 1825.
vii. Nicholas Harry 2, b. April 6, 1827; married Mar. 30,
1857, Caroline Adams. He was a school teacher
and lawyer. During the Civil War he served in the Second
Wisconsin Cavalry, returning as it's
colonel. After the war he removed to Neosho, Mo., where he died,
July 9, 1878. His widow died
there in 1906. Their only child died in infancy.
7. viii. Joseph J. 2, b. Feb. 25, 1829.
ix. Henry 2, b. Dec. 8, 1831; died of sunstroke, Mar. 9,
1858, at Brunswick, Ga., where was visiting his
brother Joseph; unmarried.
IV. THOMAS2 DALE
(Edward1) was born October 9, 1819, in the parish of
Mawgan, county Cornwall, England, and came to America with his father's family
on the Cornwall in 1842. He married, May 14, 1846, Ann May Angear, born in
county Devon, England, December 16, 1826, daughter of John Walter and Ann
(May) Angear. He settled in the town of Yorkville where he was a farmer and
local preacher. He died there suddenly, August 29, 1883. Several years later
his widow moved with her youngest daughter to Racine, where she died, April
13, 1891. Their children were all born on the farm in the town of Yorkville.
Children of Thomas2 and Ann May (Angear) Dale:
8. i. James Henry3, b. Dec. 24, 1847.
9. ii. Alice Ann 3, b. Sept. 28, 1849.
10. iii. Edward 3, b. Nov. 24, 1852.
11. iv. Walter Fremont 3, b. Dec. 6, 1856.
12. v. Helena Frederica 3, b. May 31, 1863.
V. MARGARET (PEGGY)2
DALE ( Edward1) , was born in
the parish of Mullyon, county Cornwall, England. She married, Racine County,
Wisconsin, March 9, 1857, John W. B. Crane, a native of England, and after her
father's death came into possession of his farm. She survived her husband many
years. Their five children were born on the home farm.
Children of John W. B. and Margaret (Dale) Crane, surname Crane:
i. Ella. married George Willmore. Her husband died within a few
years and she died in 1894. Their four
children were brought up on their grandparents farm and all married.
Children, surname Willmore,
Georgia, John, Laura and Cyrus.
ii. Paley Wix, b. abt. 1857; d. unmarried in the 1820's. (sic)
iii. Cyrus, d. a young man, unmarried.
iv. Laura, living 1943, unmarried.
v. Alfred, helpless paraletic in 1943, unmarried.
VI. ELIZABETH ANN2
DALE ( Edward1) was born April
19, 1825, in the parish of Mullyon, county Cornwall, England. She married,
June 24, 1846, in Racine County, Wisconsin, John U. Baker, a native
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of county Devon, England, and a brother of Edmund Baker, who had married
her sister Alice. They lived at Edmund, Wisconsin, but later removed to
Madison, because of its educational advantages.
Children of John U. and Elizabeth (Dale) Baker,(d) surname
i. Dale, b. Mar. 22, 1847; m. Lida Ellsworth, Oct. 5, 1876; 7
children, 5 growing to maturity.
ii. Turner, b. Oct. 3, 1848; m. Mrs. Mary Vanderbie Stevens; no
iii. Elizabeth, b. Mar. 6, 1850; m. John Osborne; lived at Scranton, Ia.;
iv. Anna Margaret, b. Aug. 6, 1851; m. Albert Watkins; five children;
They moved to Lincoln in 1882,
where he was editor of the Lincoln Democrat and for two terms
postmaster of Lincoln. He was best
known for his three volume history of Nebraska.
v. Joseph, b. Aug. 19, 1853; m. Mary Rolling; three daughters, only one
growing to womanhood. He was
a farmer near Carleton, Neb., moving to S. Dak. after 1907.
vi. Clarkson, b. June 11, 1855; d. young.
vii. Nicholas Dale, b. Oct. 11, 1857; married twice; 2 daughters.
viii. Osman, b. July 11, 1859; did not marry.
ix. Alma, b. May 17, 1861; m. Whitney Trousdale, a minister; two
children. She died early in life.
x. Clara Delia, b. Jan. 25, 1863; m. William H. Fleet, an attorney; no
xi. Carrie Ella, b. June 10, 1864; m. George Oakes. an attorney; one son.
xii. Lilly, b. Dec. 7, 1867; m. Ernest A. Warner, an attorney; three
J.2 DALE ( Edward1)
was born February 25, 1829, in the parish of Mullyon, county Cornwall,
England, and came with his father's family to Wisconsin in 1842. He married in
Racine County, February 25, 1855, Miss Delia White, a descendant of a New
England family, and soon afterwards removed to Brunswick, Georgia, where he
was a lumber dealer. He served in the Confederate Army for a short time before
the close of the war. Having lost most of his property he had to start life
anew, so he removed to Savannah and entered business, acquiring before his
death a comfortable fortune. After the war he never again visited the North
nor saw his brothers and sisters. His wife died in December 1900 and he died
April 1, 1904. Both are buried at Savannah.
Children of Joseph2 J. and Delia (White) Dale:
i. Fulton; married; no children; associated with his father in
ii. dau., married H. Mitchel; d. 1883; three sons; a son, Joseph
iii. Lily, married Merrit W. Dixon.
iv. dau. married W. J. Lindsay.
v. dau., married E. H. Nichols.
vi. dau., married James M. Dixon.
vii. dau., married W. W. Osborne.
(d) Dates of birth are from the Baker family Bible, now
owned by Mrs. Clara (Watkins) Burgitt, Lincoln, Neb. Mrs. Burgitt furnished
much additional information regarding this branch of the family.
viii. Eugie, m. Dr. Prosser.
ix. son, died in infancy.
x. dau., died in infancy.
VIII. JAMES HENRY3
DALE (Thomas2, Edward1)
was born in Racine County, Wisconsin, December 24, 1847, and married,
October 10, 1887, Laura Augusta Choak of Rochester, Wisconsin, of English
parentage. He attended Rochester Seminary two years, spending the remainder of
his life on the home farm, which passed to him from his father. He died,
February 20, 1904, from the result of an operation for appendicitis. His
widow, two sons and a daughter still live on the home farm.
Children of James H.3 and Laura A. (Choak) Dale:
i. Eva May, b. Aug. 31, 1888; married ------ Dawson; has a son and a
ii. Harry Choak, b. Mar. 27, 1890; unmarried; lives on home farm.
iii. Lillie Augusta, b. Dec. 5, 1891; unmarried; lives on home farm.
iv. Laura Fern, b. Sept. 10, 1893; d. of diphtheria, July 5, 1896.
v. Joseph Fulton, b. Sept. 11, 1895; unmarried; lives on home farm.
vi. Florence Henrietta, b. Dec. 15, 1899; d. in infancy.
IX. ALICE ANN3
DALE ( Thomas2, Edward1)
was born on the home farm, Racine County, Wisconsin, and married, November
10, 1870, John Charles Hurn, a native of county Cambridge, England. They lived
at Sioux Rapids, Iowa, for many years and then moved to Aitkin, Minnesota,
where she died. She accumulated considerable property. Both children were born
in Racine County.
Children of John C. and Alice A. (Dale) Hurn, surname Hurn:
i. James Amon Dale, b. Oct. 9, 1871; married Bertha Paley of Shell
Rock, Ia., Oct. 11, 1899, who died
June 13, 1908. For a while they lived at Calvin, N. Dak.,
where he was a dealer in farm machinery.
After his death the children went to live with their mother's
relatives. Children, (a) Esther Lenora, b.
Sept. 2, 1902, Aitkin, Minn.; (b) Paul Paley, b. Sept. 7,
1906, Calvin, N. Dak.
ii. Lenora May, b. Sept. 5, 1874; died in infancy.
X. EDWARD3 DALE
( Thomas2, Edward1) was born on the
home farm, Racine County, Wisconsin, November 24, 1852. After attending
country school his father sent him to Rochester Seminary, where he completed
his education. He married, December 25, 1878, in Racine County, Miss Rebecca
Jane George, of English parentage. In early life he was deputy sheriff of
Racine County. Soon after his marriage he settled at Coon Rapids, Iowa, where
he was a farmer and grain dealer. Late in life he moved to Florida, where he
Children of Edward and Rebecca J. (George) Dale:
i. Edward Fulton, b. Oct. 12, 1879; d. Dec. 4, 1898, consumption.
ii. Thomas Sidney, b. May 19, 1882; d. Apr. 14, 1883, scarlet fever.
iii. George, b. Dec. 19, 1884; enlisted at the age of seventeen in the U.
S. Cavalry for three years serving
part of the time in the Philipines; railroad train service; served
during World War in France; married;
one step- daughter; lives in Los Angeles.
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iv. Joseph E., b. Oct. 13, 1886; clothing merchant at Woodbine, Ia.;
killed in automobile accident; survived
by wife and one daughter.
v. Florence May, b. Apr. 4, 1889; married ------- Myers; no children.
vi. William Walter, b. Apr. 6. 1891; served in commissary department
during World War; lived in Lincoln,
Neb., and Chicago, Ill.; deceased; survived by wife and one
vii. Alice Marie, b. Oct. 13, 1894; married ------- Edwards; one son.
XI. WALTER FREMONT3
DALE ( Thomas2, Edward1)
was born on the home farm, Racine County, Wisconsin, December 6, 1856. He
spent two years at Rochester Seminary and three years at Northwestern
University, Evanston, Illinois, graduating from the theological course in
1878. He was a minister of the Methodist church three years in Wisconsin.
After farming four years in Racine County, Wisconsin, he removed in 1885 to a
farm in the northern part of Harlan County, Nebraska. While living in Harlan
County he was a member of the board of supervisors four years, Populist member
of the state senate in 1893 and 1895, and state president of the Farmers'
Alliance in 1894. He moved from Harlan County in the spring of 1902 and
afterwards lived at Martland, Fillmore County, at York, at Denton, and at
Lincoln, where he died November 17, 1930. He married, October 3, 1879,
Prospect, Wisconsin, Miss Ella C. Hale, foster daughter of Hiram E. Hale. She
was born 1858 at Antioch, Illinois, the daughter of Elias and Nancy Ann
(Corey) Haight and the grand daughter of Benjamin and Alma (Beach) Haight.
Children of Walter F. and Ella C. (Hale) Dale:
i. Raymond Elmer, b. July 8, 1880; m. Lela Chase; eight children, seven
of whom survive; lives in
ii. Alma Alice, b. Nov. 16, 1882; m. Thomas Franklin George; four
children; lives in Schuyler, Neb.
iii. Laura May, b. Aug. 2, 1884; m. Jay Lucerne King; five children, four
of whom survive; lives in Lincoln.
iv. Flora Ethel, b. May 3, 1887; m. Otto William Neutzman, who died four
years later; two children; lives in
Washington, D. C.
v. Clinton Fisk, b. July 3, 1890; m. Bessie Dauwalter; two children;
lives in Mount Vernon, Wash.
vi. Allen Walter, b. Oct. 31, 1892; killed by railroad train at Ashland,
Neb., Feb. 25, 1912.
XII. HELENA FREDERICKA3
DALE ( Thomas2, Edward1)
was born on the home farm in Racine County, Wisconsin, May 31, 1863. She
married, September 26, 1894, at Hastings, Nebraska, William Burton Fulk. Mr.
Fulk was a hardware merchant at Atlanta, Nebraska. After her husband's death
about 1922 she moved to Lincoln, Nebraska, where she died in August, 1934.
Children of William B. and Helena F. (Dale) Fulk, surname Fulk:
i. Lucile Dale, b. Oct. 8, 1895; unmarried.
ii. Ellsworth Leroy, b. Apr. 7, 1897; served in navy during World War; m.
Wilma B. Hitzler; one son; lives
in Lincoln, Neb.
iii. Ruth Bertine, b. June 17, 1906; m. Norman Durfee; one son; lives in
St. Louis, Mo.
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