Rulon Joseph Ballard

29 January 1905–17 June 1985 (Age 80)
Logan, Cache, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Rulon Joseph

When Rulon Joseph Ballard was born on 29 January 1905, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, his father, Melvin Joseph Ballard, was 31 and his mother, Martha Annable Jones, was 31. He married Bertha Renate Schritt on 3 April 1926, in Danzig. He immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1926 and lived in Salt Lake City Ward 4, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920. He died on 17 June 1985, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Rulon Joseph Ballard
Bertha Renate Schritt
Marriage: 3 April 1926

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    World Events (8)

    1906 · Saving Food Labels
    Age 1
    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
    1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World
    Age 8
    At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.
    Age 22
    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English ballard ‘bald-headed man’ (compare Bald 3).French: from the ancient Germanic personal name Balhard, composed of the elements bal, presumably meaning ‘torment, spitefulness’, and hard ‘hard, strong’. Compare Ballor .

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

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    Sources (16)

    • Rulen J Ballard in household of Melvin J Ballard, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Ruben J Ballard in household of Melvin J Ballard, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Rulon Joseph Ballard birth certificate

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