James Balls

4 July 1861–3 December 1937 (Age 76)
Chediston, Suffolk, England

The Life Summary of James

When James Balls was born on 4 July 1861, in Chediston, Suffolk, England, his father, John Balls, was 36 and his mother, Sarah Ellen Baxter, was 32. He married Frances Lucy Thurston on 24 January 1884, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Hyde Park, Cache, Utah, United States for about 50 years. He died on 3 December 1937, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Hyde Park Cemetery, Hyde Park, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Balls
Frances Lucy Thurston
Marriage: 24 January 1884
James Thurston Balls
Earl Stephen Balls
Alvin John Balls
Frances Lucy Balls
Ada Balls
Denton Aziel Balls
Arta Jesse Balls

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 January 1884Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1865 · The Union Roller Mill
    Age 4
    The Union Roller Mill was built to help grind the grain that was harvested in the Cache Valley and the other surrounding areas. It was later renamed the Thatcher Milling & Elevator Company and the old millstones were discarded.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 20
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    English (Norfolk, Suffolk, and Essex): variant of Ball , with excrescent -s.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (38)

    • James Balls in entry for Denton Azile Balls, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • James Balls, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • James Balls in entry for Denton Aziel Balls and Marguerite Gittins, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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