Willie May Ball

27 March 1870–10 February 1952 (Age 81)
Milton, Cabell, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Willie May

When Willie May Ball was born on 27 March 1870, in Milton, Cabell, West Virginia, United States, her father, Issac Munson Ball, was 66 and her mother, Susan Frances Wallace, was 37. She married Hugh Cagerton Burger on 28 August 1888, in Cabell, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Grant District, Cabell, West Virginia, United States in 1900. She died on 10 February 1952, in Huntington, Cabell, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Woodmere Memorial Park, Huntington, Cabell, West Virginia, United States.

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Hugh Cagerton Burger
Willie May Ball
Marriage: 28 August 1888
Claudius Wert Burger
Leah M Burger
Alta Berger
Edith Burger
Eurastus E Burger
Blemma Burger
Glenna L Burger
Alma Irene Burger

Spouse and Children

28 August 1888
Cabell, West Virginia, United States



    Leah M Burger


    Alta Berger


    Edith Burger


    Eurastus E Burger


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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)

  • Willie M Bale in household of Susan F Bale, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Willa M Burger in household of Hugh C Burger, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Willia M Burger in household of Hugh C Burger, "United States Census, 1900"

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