Floyd Thurston Ballard

30 April 1905–20 August 1959 (Age 54)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Floyd Thurston

When Floyd Thurston Ballard was born on 30 April 1905, his father, William Henry Ballard, was 33 and his mother, Clella May Wade, was 32. He married Pauline R. Vinyard on 18 December 1931, in Macon, Macon, Missouri, United States. He lived in Roodhouse, Greene, Illinois, United States for about 20 years and Roodhouse Township, Greene, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died on 20 August 1959, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Patterson, Greene, Illinois, United States.

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Floyd Thurston Ballard
Pauline R. Vinyard
Marriage: 18 December 1931

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18 December 1931
Macon, Macon, Missouri, United States

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 5

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

Age 15

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: derogatory nickname from a derivative of bald ‘bald-headed’ ( see Bald 2).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Floyd Ballard in household of Wm Ballard, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Floyd Ballard in household of William Ballard, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Floyd T Bullard in household of William H Bullard, "United States Census, 1910"

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