Seaton Gales was born on July 20, 1911 in New Jersey (city unknown) to parents George Mordike and Helene Seymour Houghton Gales. As per the 1920 U.S. Census, the family lived in North Hempstead, NY. As per the 1930 U.S. Census, they lived in Oyster Bay, NY. He married Helen Elizabeth Morison on August 10, 1933 in Short Hills, NJ. As per the 1940 U.S. Census, they had a daughter, lived in Lattingtown, NY and he worked as a salesman. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy Reserves on October 17, 1943 as a Lieutenant Junior Grade. He was promoted to Lieutenant on March 1, 1945 and was released from service on February 4, 1946. No further information is available about his service.
He was divorced from Helen (date unknown) and married Marguerite Rubbregt-Decroix on November 1, 1957 in New York, NY. No further information is available on his post-war life. He died on December 31, 1979 in New York City.
WWII Navy Muster Rolls, USS Avery Island (AG76) dtd 11/18/45. Navy service #324206. U.S., Select Military Registers, 1862-1985, pages #362 and 455. U.S. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010.