Harold Smith Ballard

Brief Life History of Harold Smith

When Harold Smith Ballard was born on 25 March 1900, in Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States, his father, Charles Harvey Ballard, was 46 and his mother, Julia Johnson Smith, was 24. He married Adele Hunt on 25 May 1926, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died on 10 June 1964, in McNary, Apache, Arizona, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in R V Mike Ramsay Memorial Cemetery, Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States.

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Harold Smith Ballard
Adele Hunt
Marriage: 25 May 1926

Sources (28)

  • Harold S Ballard, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Harold Smith Ballard, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Harold Smith Ballard, "Arizona, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.


Treaty of Vereeniging ends the second Anglo-Boer War. The Transvaal and Orange Free State are made self-governing colonies of the British Empire.


U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

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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Harold Smith Ballard, Comments by Uncle John

Harold Smith Ballard Comments by Uncle John He remembers life on the farm at Four-Mile, a small farming area west of Taylor. Hal liked to "boss" the younger brothers and sisters. His chores included …

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