Elizabeth Ball

31 October 1820–15 November 1864 (Age 44)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Ball was born on 31 October 1820, in Ohio, United States, her father, Silas Ball, was 25 and her mother, Mary Ann Broadwell, was 19. She married Eli Dice on 12 April 1842, in Knox, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Morris Township, Knox, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Albion Township, Noble, Indiana, United States in 1860. She died on 15 November 1864, at the age of 44, and was buried in Albion, Albion Township, Noble, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Eli Dice
Elizabeth Ball
Marriage: 12 April 1842
Chauncey Baldwin Dice
Harriet Newell Dice
Mary Ball Dice
Emily Ellen Dice
Walter Lowery Dice
Oscar L. Dice

Spouse and Children

12 April 1842
Knox, Ohio, United States


    Chauncey Baldwin Dice


    Harriet Newell Dice


    Emily Ellen Dice


    Mary Ball Dice


    Walter Lowery Dice


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Silas Ball


    Mary Ann Broadwell







    Sarah Jane Ball


    William B. Ball


    Lydia Ann Ball


+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 1

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1825 · State Capital Moves to Indianapolis

Age 5

The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 16

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.

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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Sources (3)

  • Elisabeth Dice in household of Silas Ball, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elizabeth Dice in household of Eli Dice, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elizabeth Ball, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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