Carrh Erastus Ball

8 June 1870–24 May 1948 (Age 77)
Brandon Township, Oakland, Michigan, United States

The Life of Carrh Erastus

When Carrh Erastus Ball was born on 8 June 1870, in Brandon Township, Oakland, Michigan, United States, his father, James Ball, was 34 and his mother, Nancy Ellen Beach, was 34. He married Hannah Maria Marshall on 24 August 1897, in Flint, Genesee, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Rock Island, Rock Island Township, Rock Island, Illinois, United States in 1910 and Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States for about 10 years. He died on 24 May 1948, in Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States.

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Carrh Erastus Ball
Hannah Maria Marshall
Marriage: 24 August 1897
Vivian Louvada Ball

Spouse and Children


    Hannah Maria Marshall


24 August 1897
Flint, Genesee, Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings

    James Ball


    Nancy Ellen Beach




    Sarah Ellen BALL


    Sarah Edna Ball


    George Elwin Ball


    Ida Ball



World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1872 · The Modoc War

Age 2

Hostilities between Modoc Indians and white settlers resulted in the Modoc War during 1872-1873. A Modoc band of nearly 200 people, led by Captain Jack Kintpuash, was fleeing a forced relocation to a reservation occupied by their enemies, the Klamaths. The band had returned to their former land on Lost River, which now had white settlers occupying the area. The conflict erupted on November 29, 1872, when 40 troops were sent to move the Modocs back to the reservation. An argument erupted and shots were fired. Several were killed and the Modocs fled to “The Stronghold,” a large, cavernous lava bed. The holdout went on for months with several clashes. On April 11, 1873, General Edward Richard Sprigg Canby and Reverend Eleazar Thomas were killed by the Modocs during a negotiation. The Modocs lacked resources and supplies and eventually surrendered on July 4. In total, 2 Modocs and 71 enlisted military men lost their lives.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 21

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Baby Ball in household of James Ball, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Carl E Ball, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Carl E Ball, "United States Census, 1910"

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