Harriet Ball

4 July 1814–from 1856 to 1860 (Age 41)
Leek, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Harriet

When Harriet Ball was born on 4 July 1814, in Leek, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Ball, was 22 and her mother, Martha Hamilton, was 21. She married John Wardle on 4 September 1834, in Leek, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Holt, Missouri, United States in 1850. She died from 1856 to 1860, in Paragonah, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 46.

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Family Time Line

John Wardle
Harriet Ball
Marriage: 4 September 1834
Alice Ann Wardle
Thomas Wardle
Margaret Wardle
Emma Wardle
Matilda Wardle
Francis Mary Wardle
Charles Carlos Wardle
Anna Wardle

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 September 1834Leek, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    Age 7
    Missouri is the 24th state
    1829 · Missouri State Library
    Age 15
    The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.

    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.

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    Sources (9)

    • Hariet Wadle in household of John Wadle, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Harriett Ball in entry for Alice Richardson, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Harriet Wardle in household of Ralph Wardle, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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