William Jessie Ball

22 December 1881–14 May 1955 (Age 73)
Jackson, Kentucky, United States

The Life of William Jessie

When William Jessie Ball was born on 22 December 1881, his father, Johnson Gibson Ball, was 41 and his mother, Elizabeth Jennings, was 35. He married Mary Baker on 10 November 1907, in Jackson, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Magisterial District 4 Horse Lick, Jackson, Kentucky, United States for about 20 years. He died on 14 May 1955, in Jackson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

William Jessie Ball
1881–1955
Mary Baker
1880–1958
Marriage: 10 November 1907
Virgil Ball
1909–1982
Ola Ball
1910–1929
Opsy Ball
1912–2000
William Jesse Ball
1916–2007
Mary Edna Ball
1922–1960

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
10 November 1907
Jackson, Kentucky, United States
children

(5)

    Virgil Ball

    Male1909–1982Male

    Ola Ball

    Female1910–1929Female

    Opsy Ball

    Female1912–2000Female

    William Jesse Ball

    Male1916–2007Male

    Mary Edna Ball

    Female1922–1960Female

Parents and Siblings

    Johnson Gibson Ball

    Male1840–1896Male

    Female1846–1928Female

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1892 · The Radio is invented

Age 11

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 20

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

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 (3)

  • William J Ball, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William J Ball, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Ball, "United States Census, 1910"

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