Melvin Joseph Ballard

9 February 1873–30 July 1939 (Age 66)
Logan, Cache, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Melvin Joseph

When Melvin Joseph Ballard was born on 9 February 1873, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, his father, Henry Ballard, was 41 and his mother, Margaret Reid McNeil, was 26. He married Martha Annable Jones on 17 June 1896, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States in 1910 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920. He died on 30 July 1939, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Melvin Joseph Ballard
Martha Annable Jones
Marriage: 17 June 1896
Melvin Russell Ballard Sr.
Lucile Ballard
Kenneth Annable Ballard
Rulon Joseph Ballard
Louis McNeil Ballard
Mary Ruth Ballard
Margaret Martha Ballard
McNeil James Ballard

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 June 1896Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 2
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
    1877 · Logan's First Stake is Formed
    Age 4
    Eighteen years after the first ward was established and the population of the valley increased exponentially, the first Stake was established.
    1891 · The Logan Tabernacle is Dedicated
    Age 18
    The Logan Tabernacle was dedicated by Wilford Woodruff in 1891 and has been a center piece of Logan since then. In the late 1980's, the Tabernacle underwent a restoration project that restored all the original pioneer designs. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 20, 1975.

    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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    Melvin J. Ballard

    Melvin J. (Joseph) Ballard Brother to Jennie Lulu Ballard Griffin Mother of Oriel Janet Griffin Clegg Mother of Janet, Jean, Vaughn, Morris, Bill, and Emily (Living children 2011) Taken f …

    Sources (48)

    • Melvin J Ballard in entry for Baby Ballard, "Oregon, Center for Health Statistics, Birth Records, 1903-1918"
    • Melvin J Ballard, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Melvin J in entry for James Farrington Keyser and Margaret Martha Ballard, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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