Clara Leota Ball

29 February 1880–2 June 1931 (Age 51)
Boone, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Clara Leota

When Clara Leota Ball was born on 29 February 1880, in Boone, West Virginia, United States, her father, Reuben Ball, was 43 and her mother, Sarilda Elkins, was 40. She married Joel Estes Miller on 11 March 1903, in Boone, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Washington Magisterial District, Boone, West Virginia, United States in 1900 and Scott Magisterial District, Boone, West Virginia, United States for about 10 years. She died on 2 June 1931, in St. Albans, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 51.

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Family Time Line

Joel Estes Miller
1873–1950
Clara Leota Ball
1880–1931
Marriage: 11 March 1903
Audra Fay Miller
1905–
Virgil Creed Miller
1907–1960

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
11 March 1903
Boone, West Virginia, United States
children

(2)

Parents and Siblings

    Reuben Ball

    Male1836–1886Male

    Sarilda Elkins

    Female1840–1911Female

siblings

(10)

    Rebecca Ardelia Ball

    Female1860–1889Female

    Joseph Lightburn Ball

    Male1862–1919Male

    Female1865–1948Female

    Female1868–1924Female

    Female1871–1947Female

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 2

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 16

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a short, fat person, from Middle English bal(le) ‘ball’ (Old English ball, Old Norse bǫllr).2 English: topographic name for someone who lived on or by a knoll or rounded hill, from the same Middle English word, bal(le), used in this sense.3 English: from the Old Norse personal name Balle, derived either from ballr ‘dangerous’ or bǫllr ‘ball’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Leota Epling in household of Philip Epling, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lotia Miller in household of J E Miller, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Leota Miller in household of Joel E Miller, "United States Census, 1930"

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