Joseph Smith Ball

Male3 January 1851–13 January 1926

Brief Life History 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
Priscilla Bull
Marriage: 24 July 1871
William Thomas Ball
Annie Priscilla Ball
Caroline Lavinia Ball
Susanah Rachel Ball
Joseph Chamberlain Ball
John Lawrence Ball
James Stanley Ball
Lizzie May Ball
Thomas Gladstone Ball
Emma Louise Ball
Henry Sherif Ball
Frank Lester Ball

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"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 July 1871Coalville, Summit, Utah, United States
  • Children (12)

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    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.


    Age 8

    Historical Boundaries: 1859: Summit, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Summit, Utah, United States

    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.

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