Robert Mansfield Ball

23 September 1853–1924 (Age 70)
Monroe, Indiana, United States

The Life of Robert Mansfield

When Robert Mansfield Ball was born on 23 September 1853, in Monroe, Indiana, United States, his father, Samuel Ball, was 40 and his mother, Rebecca Mansfield, was 37. He married Ida Alice Bell in 1877, in Decatur, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. He lived in Lincoln Township, Newton, Indiana, United States in 1910 and Dowagiac, Cass, Michigan, United States in 1920. He died in 1924, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

Robert Mansfield Ball
Ida Alice Bell
Marriage: 1877
Estelle Ball
Ethela Ball
Raymond Branch Ball
Kathleen Ball
Bernice Ball
Marybelle Jane Ball
June Irene Ball

Spouse and Children

Decatur, Indiana, United States


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World Events (8)

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 1

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 19

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.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Robert M Ball, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Robert M Ball, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Robert M Ball, "United States Census, 1880"

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