Arthur Elden Ball

29 August 1914–17 May 2001 (Age 86)
Ammon, Bonneville, Idaho, United States

The Life Summary of Arthur Elden

When Arthur Elden Ball was born on 29 August 1914, in Ammon, Bingham, Idaho, United States, his father, James Arthur Ball, was 45 and his mother, Dora May Rawson, was 43. He married Nona Richards on 18 August 1939, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He lived in Utah, United States in 2007. He died on 17 May 2001, in Holladay, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Arthur Elden Ball
Vivian Altheria Guest
Marriage: 2 April 1943
Paul Richard Ball

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 April 1943Burley, Cassia, Idaho, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 2
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
    1916 · No-Ni-Shee Arch
    Age 2
    The No-Ni-Shee Arch was a temporary archway near the intersection of Main Street and South Temple in downtown Salt Lake City. The archway was built in 1916 for the Wizard of the Wasatch festival. The name No-Ni-Shee was derived from a mythical American Indian Salt Princess. Her tears caused the Great Salt Lake to be salty. The arch was dedicated to her and sprayed with salt water so that salt eventually crystallized on Main Street. The Wizard’s carnivals enlivened Utah’s summers for several years. The last Wizard of the Wasatch carnival was held in 1916, on the eve of World War I.
    1937 · The Neutrality Act
    Age 23
    The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Back of the Moon

    Written by A. Elden Ball Property for "Back of the Moon" was purchased from Joseph and Bertha Newton, August 5, 1946. 7.3 acres were purchased for $400. Construction on the cabin was begun one week l …

    Sources (45)

    • Arthur Elden Ball, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Arthur Elden Ball, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Arthur Elden Ball, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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