Joanne Ball

10 February 1934–14 March 2012 (Age 78)
Magna, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Joanne

When Joanne Ball was born on 10 February 1934, in Magna, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, her father, Alfred Thomas Weston Ball, was 21 and her mother, Virginia Booth Hatton, was 19. She married Salvatore De Santi on 15 March 1952, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States. She died on 14 March 2012, in Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Hughson, Stanislaus, California, United States.

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Salvatore De Santi
Joanne Ball
Marriage: 15 March 1952

Spouse and Children

15 March 1952
San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 1

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
1938 · The DI is Opened To The Public

Age 4

Deseret Industries is a non-profit organization and a division of Welfare Services of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It includes a chain of retail thrift stores and work projects. Many of the items sold are second hand or never used. Such items include furniture, appliances, computers, and clothing. The DI also sells new furniture, much of it received directly from its own manufacturing plant in Salt Lake City. The DI provides job skill training for the physically, emotionally and socially challenged and seeks to place them into private sector employment.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 21

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.

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)

  • Joanne Ball in household of David W Hatton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Joanne Desanti in entry for Alfred T Ball, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"
  • Joanne Ball, "California, San Francisco County Records, 1824-1997"

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