Hugh Albert Ball

13 April 1883–12 June 1967 (Age 84)
Maysville, Benton, Arkansas, United States

The Life Summary of Hugh Albert

When Hugh Albert Ball was born on 13 April 1883, in Maysville, Benton, Arkansas, United States, his father, Lemuel Morris Ball, was 56 and his mother, Martha Elizabeth Donaghe, was 37. He lived in Beatie Township, Benton, Arkansas, United States in 1900. He died on 12 June 1967, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 84.

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Lemuel Morris Ball
Martha Elizabeth Donaghe
Martha Adeline Ball
John Morris Ball
Benjamin Franklin Ball
George McLearn Ball
Hugh Albert Ball

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World Events (8)

1885 · The World's First Skyscraper
Age 2
The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
Age 3
Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1905 · The Industrial Workers of the World
Age 22
The Industrial Workers of the World was founded after a convention was held by radical trade unionists from all over the United States who opposed the policies of the American Federation of Labor. The IWW opposed the American Federation of Labor's acceptance of capitalism and its refusal to include unskilled workers in craft unions. The convention took place on June 24 and was referred by the workers as the Industrial Congress or the Industrial Union Convention. The IWW aimed to promote worker solidarity in the revolutionary struggle to overthrow the employing class.

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 (4)

  • Hugh A Ball in household of Limuel M Ball, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Hugh Albert Ball, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"
  • Bert Ball in entry for Mr John Morris Ball, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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