Oscar Colone Ballinger

3 October 1885–13 March 1969 (Age 83)
Marion, Grant, Indiana, United States

The Life of Oscar Colone

When Oscar Colone Ballinger was born on 3 October 1885, in Marion, Grant, Indiana, United States, his father, Harvey Ballinger, was 35 and his mother, Viola Ellen Davis, was 28. He married Gertrude Edna Blankenhagen on 12 February 1908, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1940 and Walkerton, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States in 1960. In 1930, at the age of 45, his occupation is listed as accountant in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. He died on 13 March 1969, in LaPorte, LaPorte, Indiana, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Oscar Colone Ballinger
Gertrude Edna Blankenhagen
Marriage: 12 February 1908
Edna Lola Ballinger
Dale Arthur Ballinger
Myrtle Dorothea Ballinger

Spouse and Children

12 February 1908
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States


    Edna Lola Ballinger


    Dale Arthur Ballinger


    Myrtle Dorothea Ballinger


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · The Haymarket Riot

Age 1

Protesting to lower the mandated work day to eight hours, a labor rally, near Haymarket Square in Chicago, turned into a riot after an individual threw a bomb at police. As a result, eight people were killed and many more injured. The Haymarket Riot is viewed as a labor movement setback in America.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 22

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

English, French, and German: variant of Beringer .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Oscar E Ballinger, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Oscar Ballinger in household of Harvey Ballinger, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Oscar Ballinger, "United States Census, 1930"

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