James Ball

7 June 1869–1 August 1930 (Age 61)
Neath, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James Ball was born on 7 June 1869, in Neath, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Charles Ball, was 34 and his mother, Mary Amelia Evans, was 35. He married Harriet Malinda Higley on 8 June 1895, in Island Park, Fremont, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1912 and lived in Blaenhonddau, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom in 1871. He died on 1 August 1930, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Logan Cemetery, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Ball
Harriet Malinda Higley
Marriage: 8 June 1895
Fredrick James Ball
John Alfred Ball
Charles Warren Ball
Florence Malinda Ball
Joseph Henry Ball
Mary Rachel Ball

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 June 1895Island Park, Fremont, Idaho, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 1
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
    1877 · Logan's First Stake is Formed
    Age 8
    Eighteen years after the first ward was established and the population of the valley increased exponentially, the first Stake was established.
    Age 17
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    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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    Life History (Provided by Carol Ball Blair)

    James Ball came to America with his mother, Mary Ball Evans and his step father Thomas Evans, from England, when he was very young. Also with a brother Thomas Ball, and two sisters Jane Ball Lawson an …

    Sources (55)

    • James Ball in household of Charles Ball, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
    • James Ball, "Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950"
    • James Ball in entry for Florence Malinda Jenkins, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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