Claude Nelson Ball

Male29 October 1891–30 July 1972

Brief Life History of Claude Nelson

When Claude Nelson Ball was born on 29 October 1891, in Burlington, Coffey, Kansas, United States, his father, Leon Charles Ball, was 24 and his mother, Ida May Ellen Hitchens, was 24. He married Ida Belle Kingsley on 18 December 1912, in York, York, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Chico, Butte, California, United States in 1930 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1950. He died on 30 July 1972, in Sequim, Clallam, Washington, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Claude Nelson Ball
Ida Belle Kingsley
Marriage: 18 December 1912
Claude Leon Ball

Sources (10)

  • Claude N Ball, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Claude N Ball, "Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995"
  • Claude Nelson Ball, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 December 1912York, York, Nebraska, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 5

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.


    Age 16

    Historical Boundaries 1907: Clallam, Washington, United States

    1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

    Age 22

    The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

    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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