Joseph Smith Ball

3 January 1851–13 January 1926 (Age 75)
Whitwick, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Joseph Smith

When Joseph Smith Ball was born on 3 January 1851, in Whitwick, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Ball, was 28 and his mother, Susanna Chamberlain, was 26. He married Priscilla Bull on 24 July 1871, in Coalville, Summit, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Uinta, Wyoming, United States in 1880 and Castle Rock, Summit, Utah, United States in 1910. He died on 13 January 1926, in Coalville, Summit, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Coalville, Summit, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Smith Ball
1851–1926
Priscilla Bull
1850–1929
Marriage: 24 July 1871
William Thomas Ball
1872–1904
Annie Priscilla Ball
1873–1874
Caroline Lavinia Ball
1875–1876
Susanah Rachel Ball
1877–1929
Joseph Chamberlain Ball
1878–1878
John Lawrence Ball
1880–1882
James Stanley Ball
1881–1882
Lizzie May Ball
1883–1915
Thomas Gladstone Ball
1885–1967
Emma Louise Ball
1887–1960
Henry Sherif Ball
1889–1891
Frank Lester Ball
1891–1963

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 July 1871Coalville, Summit, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 3
    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.
    1863
    Age 12
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 21
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Baller
    Bald
    Balle
    Balls

    Sources (21)

    • Joseph Ball in household of Thomas Ball, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Jas. S. Ball in entry for William Thomas Ball, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Joseph S Ball, "United States Census, 1920"

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