Mary Elizabeth Ball

16 August 1903–7 January 1992 (Age 88)
Athens, Athens, Ohio, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Ball was born on 16 August 1903, in Athens, Athens, Ohio, United States, her father, Arza Ball, was 32 and her mother, Elizabeth North, was 31. She lived in Logan, Falls Township, Hocking, Ohio, United States in 1940 and Franklin, Ohio, United States in 1992. She died on 7 January 1992, in Franklin Township, Franklin, Ohio, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Glouster, Athens, Ohio, United States.

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Samuel Sanford Vickroy
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World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 3

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Age 24

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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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  • Mary Elizabeth Vickroy in household of Samuel S Vickroy, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary Vickroy in household of Samuel S Vickroy, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary E Ball in household of Arha Ball, "United States Census, 1910"

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