Susan Ball

Brief Life History of Susan

When Susan Ball was born about 1858, in Iowa, United States, her father, Abraham Steven Ball, was 41 and her mother, Elizabeth Bacon, was 37. She married Marion Martindale Roe on 28 February 1883, in Taylor, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Independence Township, Nodaway, Missouri, United States in 1920 and Bedford, Taylor, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died on 26 March 1916, at the age of 59.

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Family Time Line

Marion Martindale Roe
1860–1914
Susan Ball
about 1858–1916
Marriage: 28 February 1883
Marry A Roe
1884–
Ellis Albert Roe
1891–
Walter M Roe
1893–
Irene Roe
1895–
Arthur Roe
1898–
Floyd William Roe
1902–1983

Sources (19)

  • Susan Roe, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Susan Ball, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Susan Ball in entry for Orlee Williamson and Irene Roe, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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about 1858 · A House Divided

Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.

1867 · The Burtis Opera House

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.

1877 · The First Workers Strike

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.

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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