Willie May Ball

Brief Life History 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 for about 30 years and United States in 1949. 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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Family Time Line

Hugh Cagerton Burger
1869–1974
Willie May Ball
1870–1952
Marriage: 28 August 1888
Claudius Wert Burger
1889–1974
Leah M Burger
1892–
Alta Berger
1894–
Edith Burger
1896–1974
Eurastus E Burger
1898–1924
Blemma Burger
1903–
Glenna L Burger
1905–1989
Alma Irene Burger
1908–

Sources (32)

  • Willa M Burger, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Willie Ball, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Willis May Burger, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"

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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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