Clara Leota Ball

Female29 February 1880–2 June 1931

Brief Life History 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 District, Boone, West Virginia, United States in 1900 and Scott 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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Joel Estes Miller
Clara Leota Ball
Marriage: 11 March 1903
Audra Fay Miller
Virgil Creed Miller

Sources (15)

  • Leota Epling in household of Philip Epling, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Letha Ball, "West Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1928"
  • Clara Leuta Miller, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"

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  • Marriage
    11 March 1903Boone, West Virginia, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (10)

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    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

    English: from Middle English bal, ball(e) ‘ball, sphere, globe, round body’ (Old French balle or Old English beall(a)), a nickname for a short, obese person.

    English: topographic name for someone who lived on or by a knoll or rounded hill, from the same Middle English word, bal(le) as in 1 above, but applied topographically.

    English: from a Middle English adjective ball (weak form balle) in the sense ‘bald’, from ball ‘white streak, bald place’.

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

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