Rhoda Louisa Ball

31 March 1843–12 June 1932 (Age 89)
Galena, Delaware, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Rhoda Louisa

When Rhoda Louisa Ball was born on 31 March 1843, in Galena, Delaware, Ohio, United States, her father, David Austin Ball, was 32 and her mother, Mary Ann Tompkins, was 29. She married Charles Grant McAllister Sr on 2 March 1864, in Eel River, Humboldt, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1852 and lived in Berkshire, Delaware, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Pacific Township, Humboldt, California, United States for about 30 years. She died on 12 June 1932, in Ferndale, Humboldt, California, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Ferndale, Humboldt, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Grant McAllister Sr
Rhoda Louisa Ball
Marriage: 2 March 1864
George Ball McAllister
Cyrenius Warren McAlister
Charles Grant McAlister Jr.
Moses Frank McAlister
Mary McAllister

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 March 1864Eel River, Humboldt, California, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · The California Gold Rush
    Age 5
    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
    Age 24
    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    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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    Sources (15)

    • Rhoda Ball in household of Mary Ball, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Rhoda L Mcallister in household of Marshal W Goff, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Ball in entry for Cy W Mcalister, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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