Vaughn Williams Ball

30 September 1917–16 December 1991 (Age 74)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Vaughn Williams

When Vaughn Williams Ball was born on 30 September 1917, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Tracy Vaughn Ball, was 28 and his mother, Susan Grace Williams, was 21. He married Mary Elizabeth Gibson on 25 January 1941, in Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States. He lived in Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 20 years. He registered for military service in 1944. He died on 16 December 1991, in Junction City, Lane, Oregon, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Vaughn Williams Ball
1917–1991
Mary Elizabeth Gibson
1918–2005
Marriage: 25 January 1941

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
25 January 1941
Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1918 · Chapman Branch Library

Age 1

The Chapman Branch Library is a Carnegie library that was built in 1918 and is now is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 20

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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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My father was builder. At one time he was the largest mason contractor west of the Mississippi. He built schools, churches, warehouse and tall buildings like 42 story Brooks Towers. He also built pe …

Sources (3)

  • Vaughn Wm Ball in household of Tracy V Ball, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Vaughn William Ball in household of Tracy Vaughn Ball, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Vaughn Williams Ball in household of Grace Williams Ball, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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