John William Ball

15 October 1846–7 August 1914 (Age 67)
Galena, Delaware, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of John William

When John William Ball was born on 15 October 1846, in Galena, Delaware, Ohio, United States, his father, David Austin Ball, was 36 and his mother, Mary Ann Tompkins, was 33. He married Eliza Catherine Johnston on 2 November 1870, in Humboldt, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Petrolia, Humboldt, California, United States in 1880 and Pony, Madison, Montana, United States in 1900. He died on 7 August 1914, in Dillon, Beaverhead, Montana, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Beaverhead, Montana, United States.

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Family Time Line

John William Ball
1846–1914
Eliza Catherine Johnston
1851–1900
Marriage: 2 November 1870
Cressie J. Ball
1872–
Margaret Ann Ball
1872–
Charles Ball
1888–1889
Catherine Johnston Ball
1874–1938
Mary E Ball
1876–
John Austin Ball
1879–1921
William Cozine Ball
1882–1939
Jennie Frank Ball
1883–1945
Gertrude A. Ball
1891–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 November 1870Humboldt, California, United States
  • Children

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1860
    Age 14
    Historical Boundaries 1860: Nebraska Territory, United States 1861: Dakota Territory, United States 1863: Idaho Territory, United States 1864: Madison, Idaho Territory, United States 1864: Madison, Montana Territory, United States 1889: Madison, Montana, United States
    1863
    Age 17
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1865
    Age 19
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English bal, ball(e) ‘ball, sphere, globe, round body’ (Old French balle or Old English beall(a)), a nickname for a short, obese person.English: topographic name for someone who lived on or by a knoll or rounded hill, from the same Middle English word, bal(le) as in 1 above, but applied topographically.English: from a Middle English adjective ball (weak form balle) in the sense ‘bald’, from ball ‘white streak, bald place’.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Baller
    Bald
    Balle
    Balls

    Sources (19)

    • John Ball in entry for Jennie Ball Duncan, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • John Ball in household of Mary Ball, "United States Census, 1850"
    • John W. Ball in entry for Andrew Duncan and Jennie B. Johnston, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"

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