Willie May Ball

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

The Life Summary 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. 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.

Photos and Memories (0)

Photos and Memories

Do you know Willie May? Do you have a story about her that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

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

  • Marriage
    28 August 1888Cabell, West Virginia, United States
  • Children


    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings



    +4 More Children

    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 Amnesty Act
    Age 2
    A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 26
    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.

    Possible Related Names


    Sources (31)

    • Willie Ball in household of Isaac Ball, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Willie Ball in entry for Hugh Burger, "West Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1776-1971"
    • Willie M Bale in household of Susan F Bale, "United States Census, 1880"

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.