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.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

William Jessie Ball
Mary Baker
Marriage: 10 November 1907
Virgil Ball
Ola Ball
Opsy Ball
William Jesse Ball
Mary Edna Ball

Spouse and Children

10 November 1907
Jackson, Kentucky, United States


    Virgil Ball


    Ola Ball


    Opsy Ball


    William Jesse Ball


    Mary Edna Ball


Parents and Siblings

    Johnson Gibson Ball





+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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

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

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.