James Madison Fletcher, son of William and Elizabeth (Plunkett) Gamble, was born in Indiana May 31, 1856.

Married May 31, 1882 Julia Ann, daughter of Samuel and Mary Ann (Fish) Wheeler.

They are the parents of Verdie Ansell, born April 12, 1883, is a Mason and Woodman of the World, married Ethel Sutton; Bernice Gordon, born April 5, 1885; Dudley Martin, born October 18, 1888, married Flo Waybrigh and Otto Erick Gamble, born March 11, 1901.