Frances Badoura Ball

12 December 1847–20 May 1866 (Age 18)
New Shoreham, Newport, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Frances Badoura

When Frances Badoura Ball was born on 12 December 1847, in New Shoreham, Newport, Rhode Island, United States, her father, Jesse Ball, was 29 and her mother, Abby Littlefield Mitchell, was 27. She died on 20 May 1866, at the age of 18.

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Jesse Ball
Abby Littlefield Mitchell
William H Ball
Olive L Ball
Frances Badoura Ball
Bathsheba Dodge Ball
Edward Hull Ball
Barba D Ball

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World Events (3)

1862 · US Naval Academy

Age 15

The US Naval Academy was moved to Newport, Rhode Island from its original in Annapolis, Maryland on May 9, 1862.

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 16

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a short, fat person, from Middle English bal(le) ‘ball’ (Old English ball, Old Norse bǫllr).2 English: topographic name for someone who lived on or by a knoll or rounded hill, from the same Middle English word, bal(le), used in this sense.3 English: from the Old Norse personal name Balle, derived either from ballr ‘dangerous’ or bǫllr ‘ball’.

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

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