Alexander Glen Meehan1

M, #95701
     Alexander Glen Meehan is the son of Glen Arthur Meehan and Suzon Estelle Juneau.1

Citations

  1. [S2021] Pat Meehan, "Glen Meehan - email 04," e-mail message from Pat Meehan to David G. Ball, 11 July 2013.

Alana Catherine Meehan1

F, #95702
     Alana Catherine Meehan is the daughter of Glen Arthur Meehan and Suzon Estelle Juneau.1

Citations

  1. [S2021] Pat Meehan, "Glen Meehan - email 04," e-mail message from Pat Meehan to David G. Ball, 11 July 2013.

Ludmila Vldimirovna Ohotnikova1

F, #95703

Citations

  1. [S2021] Pat Meehan, "Glen Meehan - email 04," e-mail message from Pat Meehan to David G. Ball, 11 July 2013.

Gladys Ruby Willis1

F, #95704, b. 10 January 1896, d. 22 February 1961
Gladys Ruby Willis
b. 1896 Providence RI
d. 1961 South Kingston RI
     Gladys Ruby Willis was born on 10 January 1896 at Providence, Providence Co., RI.1 She was the daughter of Everett Francis Willis and Eleanor Antoinette Hoyes.1 Gladys Ruby Willis married Chester William Ball, son of Isaiah Lovell Ball and Florence Eliza Thatcher, on 4 June 1914 at Providence, Providence Co., RI.1 Gladys Ruby Willis died on 22 February 1961 at South Kingston, Washington Co., RI, at age 65.1 She was buried at Elm Grove Cemetery, North Kingstown, Washington Co., RI.1
     From an obituary in the "Providence Journal": Mrs. Gladys R. Ball, 65, of 15 Main St., Wickford, died yesterday at South County Hospital after being stricken Sunday at her home with a heart attack. She was the wife of Chester W. Ball Sr. Born in Providence, Jan. 10, 1896, she was a daughter of the late Everett F. and Eleanor (Hoyes) Willis. A resident of Wickford most of her life, she was a member of Narragansett Council of the Sons and Daughters of Liberty and the Wickford Baptist Church. Besides her husband, she is survived by three sons, Harold W. Ball of Wickford; Chester W. Ball Jr. of East Greenwich; and Edmund F. Ball of Salinas, Calif; a daughter, Mrs. Harold DeMello of Hamilton; a sister, Mrs. Lee Crumb of East Greenwich; two brothers, J. Gardiner Willis of Allenton; and James A. Willis of Boca Raton, Fla; four grandchildren and one great-grandson.1      Photo from the collection of Harold DeMello courtesy of Sharon Cordeiro.1

Census, Occupation & Residence

12 January 1920Cranston, Providence Co., RI"Gladys R." age 24, b. RI, with husband, etc.2
8 April 1930North Kingstown, Washington Co., RI"Gladys" age 34, b. RI, with husband, etc.3

Children of Gladys Ruby Willis and Chester William Ball

Citations

  1. [S2022] Robert Champagne-Willis, "The Family of Chester and Gladys (Willis) Ball - email 01," e-mail message from Robert Champagne-Willis to David G. Ball, 27 May 2013.
  2. [S14] 1920 (January 1) U.S. Census, Cranston, Providence Co., RI, ED 87, Sheet 15A (stamped 82).
  3. [S15] 1930 (April 1) U.S. Census, North Kingstown, Washington Co., RI, ED 5-8, Sheet 6A (stamped 54).

Everett Francis Willis1

M, #95705
     Everett Francis Willis married Eleanor Antoinette Hoyes.1

Child of Everett Francis Willis and Eleanor Antoinette Hoyes

Citations

  1. [S2022] Robert Champagne-Willis, "The Family of Chester and Gladys (Willis) Ball - email 01," e-mail message from Robert Champagne-Willis to David G. Ball, 27 May 2013.

Eleanor Antoinette Hoyes1

F, #95706
     Eleanor Antoinette Hoyes married Everett Francis Willis.1

Child of Eleanor Antoinette Hoyes and Everett Francis Willis

Citations

  1. [S2022] Robert Champagne-Willis, "The Family of Chester and Gladys (Willis) Ball - email 01," e-mail message from Robert Champagne-Willis to David G. Ball, 27 May 2013.

Chester William Ball1

M, #95707, b. 7 November 1914, d. 16 February 1985
Chester William Ball
b. 1914 North Kingston RI
d. 1985 Warwick RI
     Chester William Ball was born on 7 November 1914 at North Kingstown, Washington Co., RI.1 He was the son of Chester William Ball and Gladys Ruby Willis.1 Chester William Ball married Marion Gertrude Symons, daughter of W. George Symons and Bertha Northup.1 Chester William Ball died on 16 February 1985 at Warwick, Kent Co., RI, at age 70.1 He was buried at Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter, Washington Co., RI.1
     From an obituary: Chester W. Ball Jr., 71, of 37 Castle St., a former wire roller, died yesterday at Kent County Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Marion G. (Symons) Ball. Born in North Kingstown, a son of the late Chester W. Ball, Sr., and Gladys R. (Willis) Ball, he lived in East Greenwich since 1957. Mr. Ball worked for the Improved Seamless Wire Co., Providence, until retiring. He was a World War II Army veteran. He was a past national counselor of the Sons and Daughters of Liberty, and a past provincial grand master of the Rhode Island District of Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Manchester Unity. Besides his wife he leaves two brothers, Harold W. Ball of Narragansett, Edmund F. Ball of Salinas, Calif., and a sister, Elleanor R. DeMello of North Kingstown. A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Hill Funeral Home, 822 Main St. Burial will be in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.1      Photo from the collection of Harold DeMello courtesy of Sharon Cordeiro.1

Census, Occupation & Residence

12 January 1920Cranston, Providence Co., RI"Chester W." age 5, b. RI, with parents, etc.2
8 April 1930North Kingstown, Washington Co., RI"Chester Jr." age 15, b. RI, with parents, etc.3

Citations

  1. [S2022] Robert Champagne-Willis, "The Family of Chester and Gladys (Willis) Ball - email 01," e-mail message from Robert Champagne-Willis to David G. Ball, 27 May 2013.
  2. [S14] 1920 (January 1) U.S. Census, Cranston, Providence Co., RI, ED 87, Sheet 15A (stamped 82).
  3. [S15] 1930 (April 1) U.S. Census, North Kingstown, Washington Co., RI, ED 5-8, Sheet 6A (stamped 54).

Marion Gertrude Symons1

F, #95708, b. 11 August 1920, d. 28 January 1991
Marion Gertrude Symons
b. 1920 East Greenwich RI
d. 1991 Warwick RI
     Marion Gertrude Symons was born on 11 August 1920 at East Greenwich, Kent Co., RI.1 She was the daughter of W. George Symons and Bertha Northup.1 Marion Gertrude Symons married Chester William Ball, son of Chester William Ball and Gladys Ruby Willis.1 Marion Gertrude Symons died on 28 January 1991 at Warwick, Kent Co., RI, at age 70.1 She was buried at Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter, Washington Co., RI.1
     From an obituary in the "Providence Journal/Evening Bulletin": Marion G. Ball, 70, of 2898 South County Trail died yesterday at Kent County Memorial Hospital. She was the widow of Chester W. Ball Jr. Born in East Greenwich, she was a daughter of the late W. George and Bertha (Northrup) Symons. Mrs. Ball was a member of the Sons and Daughters of Liberty, the Odd Ladies and the East Greenwich United Methodist Church. She leaves four sisters, Winifred C. Bradish of North Kingstown, Dorothy M. Clark of West Warwick, Mary E. Symons and Almeda J. Anderson, both of East Greenwich.1      Photo from the collection of Harold DeMello courtesy of Sharon Cordeiro.1

Citations

  1. [S2022] Robert Champagne-Willis, "The Family of Chester and Gladys (Willis) Ball - email 01," e-mail message from Robert Champagne-Willis to David G. Ball, 27 May 2013.

W. George Symons1

M, #95709
     W. George Symons married Bertha Northup.1

Child of W. George Symons and Bertha Northup

Citations

  1. [S2022] Robert Champagne-Willis, "The Family of Chester and Gladys (Willis) Ball - email 01," e-mail message from Robert Champagne-Willis to David G. Ball, 27 May 2013.

Bertha Northup1

F, #95710
     Bertha Northup married W. George Symons.1

Child of Bertha Northup and W. George Symons

Citations

  1. [S2022] Robert Champagne-Willis, "The Family of Chester and Gladys (Willis) Ball - email 01," e-mail message from Robert Champagne-Willis to David G. Ball, 27 May 2013.

Harold W. Ball1

M, #95711, b. 4 November 1915, d. 24 June 1992
Harold W. Ball
b. 1915 North Kingston RI
d. 1992 Warwick RI
     Harold W. Ball was born on 4 November 1915 at North Kingstown, Washington Co., RI.1 He was the son of Chester William Ball and Gladys Ruby Willis.1 Harold W. Ball died on 24 June 1992 at Warwick, Kent Co., RI, at age 76.1
     He and Mary Kinnecol were partners.1 From an obituary in the "Providence Journal/Evening Bulletin": Harold W. Ball, 76, of Othmar Street, an employee of Ernie's Garage, North Kingstown, for several years before retiring, died Wednesday at Kent County Memorial Hospital, Warwick. Born in Wickford, a son of the late Chester W. and Gladys R. (Willis) Ball, he had been a resident of North Kingstown before moving to Narragansett 13 years ago. Mr. Ball had been a maintenance man for Grant's Department Store, North Kingstown, for 10 years. He leaves a sister, Eleanor R. DeMello of North Kingstown; and a brother, Edmund F. Ball Sr. of Salinas, Calif.1      Photo from the collection of Harold DeMello courtesy of Sharon Cordeiro.1

Census, Occupation & Residence

12 January 1920Cranston, Providence Co., RI"Harold W." age 4, b. RI, with parents, etc.2
8 April 1930North Kingstown, Washington Co., RI"Harold W." age 14, b. RI, with parents, etc.3

Citations

  1. [S2022] Robert Champagne-Willis, "The Family of Chester and Gladys (Willis) Ball - email 01," e-mail message from Robert Champagne-Willis to David G. Ball, 27 May 2013.
  2. [S14] 1920 (January 1) U.S. Census, Cranston, Providence Co., RI, ED 87, Sheet 15A (stamped 82).
  3. [S15] 1930 (April 1) U.S. Census, North Kingstown, Washington Co., RI, ED 5-8, Sheet 6A (stamped 54).

Mary Kinnecol1

F, #95712
Mary Kinnecol
b. ????
d. ????
     Mary Kinnecol and Harold W. Ball were partners.1      Photo from the collection of Harold DeMello courtesy of Sharon Cordeiro.1

Citations

  1. [S2022] Robert Champagne-Willis, "The Family of Chester and Gladys (Willis) Ball - email 01," e-mail message from Robert Champagne-Willis to David G. Ball, 27 May 2013.

Gladys Ruby Ball1

F, #95713, b. circa 1917, d. circa December 1917
     Gladys Ruby Ball was born circa 1917.1 She was the daughter of Chester William Ball and Gladys Ruby Willis.1 Gladys Ruby Ball died circa December 1917.1

Citations

  1. [S2022] Robert Champagne-Willis, "The Family of Chester and Gladys (Willis) Ball - email 01," e-mail message from Robert Champagne-Willis to David G. Ball, 27 May 2013.

Edmund Francis Ball1

M, #95714, b. 22 August 1920, d. 10 January 2008
Edmund Francis Ball
b. 1920 RI
d. 2008 El Sobrante CA
     Edmund Francis Ball was born on 22 August 1920 at RI.1 He was the son of Chester William Ball and Gladys Ruby Willis.1 Edmund Francis Ball married Rosilla Jane Marden, daughter of Ralph Hodges Marden and Maude Estelle Purdy, on 29 August 1941 at RI.1 Edmund Francis Ball died on 10 January 2008 at El Sobrante, Contra Costa Co., CA, at age 87.1 He was buried at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Salinas, Monterey Co., CA.1
     From an obituary on "The Californian.com": Edmund Francis Ball Sr., 87, of Prunedale, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008. He was born Aug. 22, 1920, in Rhode Island and moved his family to California in the early 1950s, settling in Prunedale in 1955. He passed away quietly in the El Sobrante home of his youngest daughter surrounded by the love of his family. Ed was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather and highly respected by all who knew him. He will be sorely missed as the firm foundation of his family and the constant support of his community. He was always available with an open heart to listen and offer comfort and assistance to family, friends, and neighbors. Survivors: Sister, Ellenor DeMello of Rhode Island; son, Edmund F. Ball, Jr. of Salinas; daughters, Sandra L. Fritts of El Sobrante and Sylvia E. Day of Washington; as well as 10 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.1      Photo from the collection of Harold DeMello courtesy of Sharon Cordeiro.1

Census, Occupation & Residence

8 April 1930North Kingstown, Washington Co., RI"Edmond" age 9, b. RI, with parents, etc.2

Citations

  1. [S2022] Robert Champagne-Willis, "The Family of Chester and Gladys (Willis) Ball - email 01," e-mail message from Robert Champagne-Willis to David G. Ball, 27 May 2013.
  2. [S15] 1930 (April 1) U.S. Census, North Kingstown, Washington Co., RI, ED 5-8, Sheet 6A (stamped 54).

Elleanor Ruby Ball1

F, #95715
     Elleanor Ruby Ball is the daughter of Chester William Ball and Gladys Ruby Willis.1

Citations

  1. [S2022] Robert Champagne-Willis, "The Family of Chester and Gladys (Willis) Ball - email 01," e-mail message from Robert Champagne-Willis to David G. Ball, 27 May 2013.

Gladys Mildred Ball1

F, #95716, b. 27 September 1926, d. 18 August 1928
     Gladys Mildred Ball was born on 27 September 1926 at North Kingstown, Washington Co., RI.1 She was the daughter of Chester William Ball and Gladys Ruby Willis.1 Gladys Mildred Ball died on 18 August 1928 at North Kingstown, Washington Co., RI, at age 1.1
     From an obituary in the "North Kingstown Standard Times": Gladys Mildred Ball, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chester W. Ball, of Main street, was killed Saturday morning in the water directly in back of the house where she had been playing with her brothers and sisters. The little one, nearly two years old, evidently had fallen off the stone wall and struck her head on a rock in about six inches of water. Her father was working in the yard and the other children had evidently left her alone. When she was missed, a search was made, both on the shore and on the streets near her house. The glare of the sun on the water prevented anyone seeing the body floating for awhile and it was not for about 30 minutes that she was discovered floating a short way from shore by Edward Greene. She was taken to Dr. Manning's office, where an attempt was made by the doctor, assisted by the Stae an unknown place police, to revive her by the use of a pulmotor. It is said that practically no water was found in the child's lungs, and since there was a bruise on the head, it is thought that she was killed by the fall and not drowned. After an hour's futile effort the doctor, who is also the Medical Examiner, gave permission for burial.1

Citations

  1. [S2022] Robert Champagne-Willis, "The Family of Chester and Gladys (Willis) Ball - email 01," e-mail message from Robert Champagne-Willis to David G. Ball, 27 May 2013.

Rosilla Jane Marden1

F, #95717, b. 12 December 1919, d. 1 March 1993
Rosilla Jane Marden
b. 1919 VT
d. 1993 Salinas CA
     Rosilla Jane Marden was born on 12 December 1919 at VT.1 She was the daughter of Ralph Hodges Marden and Maude Estelle Purdy.1 Rosilla Jane Marden married Edmund Francis Ball, son of Chester William Ball and Gladys Ruby Willis, on 29 August 1941 at RI.1 Rosilla Jane Marden died on 1 March 1993 at Natividad Medical Center, Salinas, Monterey Co., CA, at age 73.1 She was buried at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Salinas, Monterey Co., CA.1
     Photo from the collection of Harold DeMello courtesy of Sharon Cordeiro.1

Citations

  1. [S2022] Robert Champagne-Willis, "The Family of Chester and Gladys (Willis) Ball - email 01," e-mail message from Robert Champagne-Willis to David G. Ball, 27 May 2013.

Ralph Hodges Marden1

M, #95718
     Ralph Hodges Marden married Maude Estelle Purdy.1

Child of Ralph Hodges Marden and Maude Estelle Purdy

Citations

  1. [S2022] Robert Champagne-Willis, "The Family of Chester and Gladys (Willis) Ball - email 01," e-mail message from Robert Champagne-Willis to David G. Ball, 27 May 2013.

Maude Estelle Purdy1

F, #95719
     Maude Estelle Purdy married Ralph Hodges Marden.1

Child of Maude Estelle Purdy and Ralph Hodges Marden

Citations

  1. [S2022] Robert Champagne-Willis, "The Family of Chester and Gladys (Willis) Ball - email 01," e-mail message from Robert Champagne-Willis to David G. Ball, 27 May 2013.

Edmund Francis Ball1

M, #95720
     Edmund Francis Ball is the son of Edmund Francis Ball and Rosilla Jane Marden.1

Children of Edmund Francis Ball and Margaret A. Thomas

Citations

  1. [S2022] Robert Champagne-Willis, "The Family of Chester and Gladys (Willis) Ball - email 01," e-mail message from Robert Champagne-Willis to David G. Ball, 27 May 2013.

Sylvia E. Ball1

F, #95721
     Sylvia E. Ball is the daughter of Edmund Francis Ball and Rosilla Jane Marden.1

Children of Sylvia E. Ball and Ernest Carl Day

Citations

  1. [S2022] Robert Champagne-Willis, "The Family of Chester and Gladys (Willis) Ball - email 01," e-mail message from Robert Champagne-Willis to David G. Ball, 27 May 2013.

Sandra L. Ball1

F, #95722
     Sandra L. Ball is the daughter of Edmund Francis Ball and Rosilla Jane Marden.1

Child of Sandra L. Ball and Jon M. Fritts

Citations

  1. [S2022] Robert Champagne-Willis, "The Family of Chester and Gladys (Willis) Ball - email 01," e-mail message from Robert Champagne-Willis to David G. Ball, 27 May 2013.

Affie James Joles1

M, #95723
     Affie James Joles is the son of Henry Joles and Lucy (????)2

Citations

  1. [S2023] Evelyn Edmondson, "Happie Deloss Robinson - email 01," e-mail message from Evelyn Edmondson to David Gilman Ball, 13 July 2013.
  2. [S16] 1940 (April 1) U.S. Census, Chico, Butte Co., CA, ED 4-13, Sheet 82A (stamped 225).

Donna Joles1

F, #95724
     Donna Joles is the daughter of Affie James Joles and Fanchion Mae Robinson.1

Citations

  1. [S2023] Evelyn Edmondson, "Happie Deloss Robinson - email 01," e-mail message from Evelyn Edmondson to David Gilman Ball, 13 July 2013.

Deanna Mae Joles1

F, #95725
     Deanna Mae Joles is the daughter of Affie James Joles and Fanchion Mae Robinson.1

Citations

  1. [S2023] Evelyn Edmondson, "Happie Deloss Robinson - email 01," e-mail message from Evelyn Edmondson to David Gilman Ball, 13 July 2013.