Harrison Arnold Ball

Brief Life History of Harrison Arnold

Harrison Arnold Ball was born on 26 July 1831, in Wooster, Wayne, Ohio, United States as the son of Joseph Ball and Elizabeth Arnold. He married Mary Ann Ihrig on 17 March 1853, in Wayne, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 8 daughters. He lived in Washington Township, Washington, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Washington, Iowa, United States in 1905. He died on 14 November 1909, in Washington, Washington, Iowa, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Washington, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Harrison Arnold Ball
Mary Ann Ihrig
Marriage: 17 March 1853
Joseph C Ball
Grace P. Ball
about 1864–
Mary Alice Ball
about 1866–1920
Emma Charity Ball
Christina Elizabeth Ball
Ida Ihrig Ball
Gertrude Salome Ball
Ethel May Ball
Bertha Genevieve Ball

Sources (35)

  • Ha*son A Ball, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Harrison A. Ball, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Harrison Arnold Ball, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.


Historical Boundaries: 1839: Slaughter, Iowa Territory, United States 1839: Washington, Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Washington, Iowa, United States

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

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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