John Ballenger

Male3 January 1871–22 February 1924

Brief Life History of John

When John Ballenger was born on 3 January 1871, in Callao, Macon, Missouri, United States, his father, Benjamin Ballenger, was 38 and his mother, Martha Ann Everheart, was 36. He married Cleora McHenry on 21 February 1895, in Platte City, Platte, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Preston Township, Platte, Missouri, United States for about 20 years. He died on 22 February 1924, in Platte, Missouri, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Smithville Memorial Cemetery, Smithville, Clay, Missouri, United States.

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John Ballenger
Cleora McHenry
Marriage: 21 February 1895
Joseph Ballenger
Madison Ballenger
John Alton Ballenger

Sources (7)

  • John Balenger, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John Ballinger, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • John Ballenger, "BillionGraves Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 February 1895Platte City, Platte, Missouri, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 1

    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.

    1872 · The Amnesty Act

    Age 1

    A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.


    Age 15

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin; Gloucestershire): variant of Bellinger (see also Ballinger ). Compare Ballanger 2 and Bellenger 2.

    French: variant of Bellanger 1 and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this. This form of the surname is almost extinct in France. Compare Ballanger 1 and Bellenger 1.

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

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