Milton Woods Gamble


Personal and Family Information

Milton was born on 16 OCT 1857 in Benton County, Arkansas, the son of Alexander Gillespie Gamble and Nancy Matilda Woods.

He died on 17 APR 1906 in Grove OK.

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Milton Woods Gamble


Alexander Gillespie Gamble


Nancy Matilda Woods


David Milton Woods


Samuel "East" Woods


Anna Purviance


Elizabeth Kelsey Copeland



Birth16 OCT 1857
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Death17 APR 1906
Place: Grove OK
Census26 JUN 1880
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Osage Twp dwelling 319 family 319 David Hammack 59, Artmi age 62, James32 and family Dwelling 381 family 381 Gamble Alexander , wm age 60 marrier farmer born Tenn f7m Tenn “ Nancy, wf age 52 wife, married housekeeper born Tenn, f&m Tenn next page 381/381 Gamble, Luther wm 19 son single farmer, born Ark f &m Tenn “ Mary wf 13 daughter single, born Ark f &m Tenn “ Ca;vom wm age 10 single at school born Ark, f&m Tenn Woods, Elizabeth wf 77 mother in law, widow, with her daughter born Tenn, f NC m Tenn 382/382 Gamble James 26, Mary 24 wife and 2 daughters 383/383 Gamble George 32, Sary 30 wife and 4 children 385/383 Gamble Milton 22, Francis 20 wife and infant daughter 386/386 Woods James 49, Margaret 46 wife and 5 children
BurialAPR 1906
Place: McDonald County, Missouri
Age: 25
Address: Fairview Cemetery, South West City findagrave MEMORIAL ID 6650938


Note 1

Milton Gamble and his 12-year-old son Earl drowned in Cowskin River on a Tuesday while crossing at the ford at the line road.

Milton Gamble, a prominent farmer of Cowskin Prairie, was with his 12-year-old son and Mike Watkins, a boy who was working for him, when they attempted to drive a herd of cattle across Cowskin river near Cayuga, I.T. Milton crossed the river and waited for his son and Watkins but their wagon got stuck and overturned. Milton attempted to rescue his son; Watkins made it to the shore. Milton was a brother of John Gamble and Mrs. Jas. Womack of Centerton. Mr. Gamble leaves a wife and four children.

- Extracted from his obituaries in the South West City Republic newspaper and in the Benton Country Democrat, 1906.

findagrave MEMORIAL ID 6650938


  1. Captain Samuel Woods of King’s Mountain
    Source: Captain Samuel Woods of King’s Mountain
    Authors: Lucile Womack Bates 3810 Bedford Ave, Nashville, Tennesse 37215
    Date: 1965
    Publisher: The Benton County Pioneer newsletter of The Benton County Historical Society Rogers, Arkansas