William Ball

Brief Life History of William

When William Ball was born on 22 January 1833, in Andover, Hampshire, England, his father, George Ball, was 28 and his mother, Harriet Noyes, was 25. He married Sarah Ann Markwick on 1 July 1855, in St Paul's Cathedral, London, England, United Kingdom. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1866 and lived in Andover, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom for about 8 years and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 10 April 1911, in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States.

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William Ball
Caroline Simmons
Marriage: 21 September 1861
Sarah Ann Ball
William Thomas Ball
Caroline Ball
George Ball
Robert Ball
Alfred Richard Ball
John Ball
Clarence Ball

Sources (52)

  • William Ball in household of Geo Ball, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • William, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • William Ball in the London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932

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World Events (8)


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Historical Boundaries: 1850: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Utah, Utah, United States

1854 · The Crimean War

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

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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