Jimmy Ray Ball

3 June 1952–4 September 2011 (Age 59)
Waco, McLennan, Texas, United States

The Life of Jimmy Ray

When Jimmy Ray Ball was born on 3 June 1952, in Waco, McLennan, Texas, United States, his father, Orvil Loyd Ball, was 38 and his mother, Mary Norene Row, was 33. He died on 4 September 2011, in his hometown, at the age of 59, and was buried in Waco, McLennan, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Orvil Loyd Ball
1914–1982
Mary Norene Row
1918–1995
Oleta Beatrice Ball
1941–2016
Jimmy Ray Ball
1952–2011

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(2)

    Oleta Beatrice Ball

    Female1941–2016Female

    Male1952–2011Male

World Events (8)

1954 · Right to Serve on Juries

Age 2

In 1954, women finally won the right to serve on juries.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 3

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.
1968

Age 16

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. , is assassinated in Memphis, Tenn.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a short, fat person, from Middle English bal(le) ‘ball’ (Old English ball, Old Norse bǫllr).2 English: topographic name for someone who lived on or by a knoll or rounded hill, from the same Middle English word, bal(le), used in this sense.3 English: from the Old Norse personal name Balle, derived either from ballr ‘dangerous’ or bǫllr ‘ball’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jimmy Ray Ball, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Jimmy Ray Ball, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Jimmy Ray Ball, "Texas, Birth Index, 1903-1997"

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