Ralph Poiney Ball

29 July 1896–7 August 1985 (Age 89)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Ralph Poiney

When Ralph Poiney Ball was born on 29 July 1896, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Samuel Frederick Ball, was 47 and his mother, Margaret Poiney, was 44. He married Ethel Irene Cederquist on 7 September 1921, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake City Ward 3, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 20 years and Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 7 August 1985, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ralph Poiney Ball
1896–1985
Ethel Irene Cederquist
1902–1985
Marriage: 7 September 1921
Beverly Lois Ball
1923–2007
Ralph Vearl Ball
1926–1999
Rogene Ann Ball
1932–2019

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 September 1921Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (3)

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    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 2
    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
    1899 · The Salt Palace Convention Center
    Age 3
    The original Salt Palace was built in 1899 and It stood on 900 South, between State Street and Main Street. The Salt Palace was a frame structure covered in large pieces of rock salt, which gave it its name. The Salt Palace was destroyed by fire on August 29, 1910 and was replaced by the Majestic Hall. This Hall only lasted for a while during the remodel of the Salt Palace. The Salt Palace served as the Olympic Media Center during the 2002 Winter Olympics. Salt Lake Comic Con has been held at the Salt Palace Convention Center since September 2013.
    1920
    Age 24
    The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

    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

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    Sources (24)

    • Ball, "Utah, Salt Lake County Birth Records, 1890-1915"
    • Ralph P Ball, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Ralph Poiney Ball, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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