John H. Ball

October 1895–1953 (Age 57)
Bloomington, Garrett, Maryland, United States

The Life of John H.

When John H. Ball was born in October 1895, in Bloomington, Garrett, Maryland, United States, his father, Charles Albert Ball, was 24 and his mother, Louise Jane "Lulu" Clark, was 23. He lived in District 4, Garrett, Maryland, United States in 1900. He died in 1953, at the age of 58, and was buried in Bloomington Cemetery, Bloomington, Garrett, Maryland, United States.

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Family Time Line

John H. Ball
1895–1953
Anna Ferther
–1925

Spouse and Children

    Male1895–1953Male

    Anna Ferther

    Female–1925Female

Parents and Siblings

    Male1871–1943Male

    Louise Jane "Lulu" Clark

    Female1872–1913Female

siblings

(7)

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 3

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.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 17

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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 (2)

  • John Ball in household of Charles Ball, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John Ball in household of Charles A Ball, "United States Census, 1910"

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