Abner Ball

1814–11 September 1888 (Age 74)
Adare, County Limerick, Ireland

The Life of Abner

When Abner Ball was born in 1814, in Adare, County Limerick, Ireland, his father, William Henry Ball, was 25 and his mother, Mary Ann Pypher, was 16. He married Dinah Sarah Bailie on 15 March 1854, in Orillia, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Medonte, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada in 1871. He died on 11 September 1888, in Orillia, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 74.

Photos & Memories (4)

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Family Time Line

Abner Ball
1814–1888
Dinah Sarah Bailie
1834–1897
Marriage: 15 March 1854
Magdaline Mary Ann Ball
1855–1935
William Abner Ball
1857–1915
Isabella Jane Ball
1859–
Samuel George Ball
1860–1931
Albert James Ball
1861–1871
Elizabeth Rachel Ball
1862–
Abner Ball Jr.
1864–1951
Lavina Ethel Maud Ball
1866–1915
Sarah Dinah Ball
1868–
Agnes T. Ball
1870–
Joseph Henry Isaac Ball
1873–1950

Spouse and Children

    Male1814–1888Male

    Dinah Sarah Bailie

    Female1834–1897Female

MARRIAGE
15 March 1854
Orillia, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
children

(11)

    Magdaline Mary Ann Ball

    Female1855–1935Female

    William Abner Ball

    Male1857–1915Male

    Female1859–Female

    Samuel George Ball

    Male1860–1931Male

    Albert James Ball

    Male1861–1871Male

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(22)

    Male1814–1888Male

    John Ball

    Male1815–1897Male

    John Ball

    Male1815–1897Male

    Isaac Ball

    Male1816–1820Male

    Isaac Ball

    Male1816–1820Male

+17 More Children

World Events (6)

1839

Age 25

The Night of the BIG WIND. In Killarney and its neighborhood there was a terrible hurricane. The town sustained much damage and many houses were shattered.
1845

Age 31

The Irish Potato Famine. Many Irish emigrate to America. Irish population drops from 8 million to 6 million due to death from starvation or emigration.
1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 53

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.

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)

  • Abner Ball in entry for Alexander Thompson, "Ontario, Church and Civil Records, 1801-1948"
  • Abner Ball in entry for Abner Ball and Ethel Declare, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Abner Ball in entry for Robert Henry and Lavina Baker, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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