Earl Shellburn Ball

Male26 April 1899–2 March 1974

Brief Life History of Earl Shellburn

When Earl Shellburn Ball was born on 26 April 1899, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Clegget Minor Ball, was 30 and his mother, Jessie Geddis Wilson, was 22. He married Lois C Smith on 20 June 1921, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He lived in Heber, Imperial, California, United States in 1920 and Burbank, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1950. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 2 March 1974, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Grand View Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Earl Shellburn Ball
1899–1974
Mary Francis White
1904–1988
Marriage: 10 July 1938

Sources (22)

  • Earl S Ball, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Earl S Rau, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Earl Shellburn Ball, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 July 1938Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1900 · Gold for Cash!

    Age 1

    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

    1902 · The Utah Governor's Mansion

    Age 3

    Built in 1902, the Utah Governor's Mansion is the official residence of the Governor of Utah and their family. The mansion was built using the finest materials by the finest craftsmen available, resulting in a quality and style like that of Eastern mansions. From 1957 to 1977, the Utah Historical Society occupied the mansion as a library, museum, and office space. In 1977, the residence underwent extensive renovations and was again reopened in 1980. In December 1993, a fire destroyed much of the mansion but, after another restoration, the historic building was restored to its original design with upgrades in case of another disaster threatened the home. It was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1970.

    1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

    Age 20

    The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

    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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