Ernest G. Ball1

M, #109001, b. 15 September 1918, d. 25 September 1994
     Ernest G. Ball was born on 15 September 1918 at MA.2,3 He was the son of Ernest Grant Ball and Christine Ross.2 Ernest G. Ball died on 25 September 1994 at age 76; SSDI lists last residence as Worcester, Worcester Co., MA.3 He was buried at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester Co., MA.4

Census, Occupation & Residence

3 January 1920Worcester, Worcester Co., MA"Earnest B." age 1 1/12, b. MA, with parents, etc.2
15 April 1930Worcester, Worcester Co., MA"Ernest G. Jr." age 11, b. MA, with parents, etc.1
4 April 1940Worcester, Worcester Co., MA"E. Grant" age 21, b. MA, shipping clerk at a shoe shop, with parents, etc.5

Citations

  1. [S15] 1930 (April 1) U.S. Census, Worcester, Worcester Co., MA, ED 14-109, Sheet 20B (back of stamped 173).
  2. [S14] 1920 (January 1) U.S. Census, Worcester, Worcester Co., MA, ED 199, Sheet 2A (stamped 114).
  3. [S21] Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index, accessed on-line through www.Ancestry.com.
  4. [S903] Find A Grave - A User-Contributed Listing of Cemeteries and Memorials; Find A Grave Founder Jim Tipton, 2009; online at http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs&, Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester Co., MA.
  5. [S16] 1940 (April 1) U.S. Census, Worcester, Worcester Co., MA, ED 23-194, Sheet 4B (back of stamped 2456).

Gabriel A. Ross1

M, #109002
     Gabriel A. Ross married Petrine A. Benteen.1

Child of Gabriel A. Ross and Petrine A. Benteen

Citations

  1. [S20] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910 from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives, images online at http://www.newenglandancestors.org/research/Database/MASS_BMD/default.asp, Worcester, Worcester Co., MA, vol. 627, p. 578.

Petrine A. Benteen1

F, #109003
     Petrine A. Benteen married Gabriel A. Ross.1

Child of Petrine A. Benteen and Gabriel A. Ross

Citations

  1. [S20] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910 from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives, images online at http://www.newenglandancestors.org/research/Database/MASS_BMD/default.asp, Worcester, Worcester Co., MA, vol. 627, p. 578.

Harvey Ross Ball1,2

M, #109004, b. 10 July 1921, d. 12 April 2001
Harvey Ross Ball
b. 1921 Worcester MA
d. 2001 Worcester MA
[designer of the "smiley face"]
     Harvey Ross Ball was born on 10 July 1921 at Worcester, Worcester Co., MA.1,2 He was the son of Ernest Grant Ball and Christine Ross.1 Harvey Ross Ball died on 12 April 2001 at Worcester, Worcester Co., MA, at age 79.2,3 He was buried at Notre Dame Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester Co., MA.4
     "The State Mutual Life Assurance Company of Worcester, Massachusetts (now known as Hanover Insurance) had purchased Guarantee Mutual Company of Ohio. The merger resulted in low employee morale. In an attempt to solve this, Ball was employed in 1963 as a freelance artist, to create a smiley face to be used on buttons, desk cards, and posters."2      Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.2

Census, Occupation & Residence

15 April 1930Worcester, Worcester Co., MA"Harvey R." age 8, b. MA, with parents, etc.1
4 April 1940Worcester, Worcester Co., MA"Harvey R." age 18, b. MA, with parents, etc.5

Citations

  1. [S15] 1930 (April 1) U.S. Census, Worcester, Worcester Co., MA, ED 14-109, Sheet 20B (back of stamped 173).
  2. [S652] Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia, online \http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page\.
  3. [S21] Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index, accessed on-line through www.Ancestry.com.
  4. [S903] Find A Grave - A User-Contributed Listing of Cemeteries and Memorials; Find A Grave Founder Jim Tipton, 2009; online at http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs&, Notre Dame Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester Co., MA.
  5. [S16] 1940 (April 1) U.S. Census, Worcester, Worcester Co., MA, ED 23-194, Sheet 4B (back of stamped 2456).

Merrit Ball1

M, #109005
     Merrit Ball is the son of Ernest Grant Ball and Christine Ross.1

Citations

  1. [S15] 1930 (April 1) U.S. Census, Worcester, Worcester Co., MA, ED 14-109, Sheet 20B (back of stamped 173).

Virginia Ball1

F, #109006
     Virginia Ball is the daughter of Ernest Grant Ball and Christine Ross.1

Citations

  1. [S15] 1930 (April 1) U.S. Census, Worcester, Worcester Co., MA, ED 14-109, Sheet 20B (back of stamped 173).

Raymond Ball1

M, #109007
     Raymond Ball is the son of Ernest Grant Ball and Christine Ross.1

Citations

  1. [S15] 1930 (April 1) U.S. Census, Worcester, Worcester Co., MA, ED 14-109, Sheet 20B (back of stamped 173).

Charles A. Ball1

M, #109008, b. 26 September 1911
     Charles A. Ball was born on 26 September 1911 at Worcester, Worcester Co., MA.1,2 He was the son of Charles A. Ball and Azama Fontaine.1

Census, Occupation & Residence

15 January 1920Falls, Bucks Co., PA"Charles A. Jr." age 8, b. MA, with parents, etc.1

Citations

  1. [S14] 1920 (January 1) U.S. Census, Falls, Bucks Co., PA, ED 25, Sheet 5B (back of stamped 61).
  2. [S20] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910 from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives, images online at http://www.newenglandancestors.org/research/Database/MASS_BMD/default.asp, Worcester, Worcester Co., MA, vol. 600, p. 471.

Harry Ball1

M, #109009
     Harry Ball is the son of Charles A. Ball and Azama Fontaine.1

Citations

  1. [S14] 1920 (January 1) U.S. Census, Falls, Bucks Co., PA, ED 25, Sheet 5B (back of stamped 61).

Harriet Ball1

F, #109010
     Harriet Ball is the daughter of Charles A. Ball and Azama Fontaine.1

Citations

  1. [S14] 1920 (January 1) U.S. Census, Falls, Bucks Co., PA, ED 25, Sheet 5B (back of stamped 61).

Mabel I. Olmstead1,2

F, #109011, b. circa 1883
     Mabel I. Olmstead was born circa 1883 at MA.1 She was the daughter of Frad A. Olmstead and Jennie A. Taft.3 Mabel I. Olmstead married Samuel W. Ward, son of Samuel W. Ward and Sarah A. Alton, on 9 August 1901 at Clinton, Worcester Co., MA.1,3 Mabel I. Olmstead married Harry L. Ball, son of Charles D. Ball and Amanella Wheelock, circa 1925.1

Census, Occupation & Residence

23 April 1930Worcester, Worcester Co., MA"Mabel I." age 47, b. MA, with second husband, etc.1

Children of Mabel I. Olmstead and Samuel W. Ward

Citations

  1. [S15] 1930 (April 1) U.S. Census, Worcester, Worcester Co., MA, ED 14-118, Sheet 62A (stamped 131).
  2. [S20] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910 from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives, images online at http://www.newenglandancestors.org/research/Database/MASS_BMD/default.asp, Worcester, Worcester Co., MA, vol. 534, p. 504.
  3. [S20] MA-VR 1841–1910, Worcester, Worcester Co., MA, vol. 514, p. 450.

Samuel W. Ward1

M, #109012, b. circa 1881
     Samuel W. Ward was born circa 1881 at Worcester, Worcester Co., MA.2 He was the son of Samuel W. Ward and Sarah A. Alton.2 Samuel W. Ward married Mabel I. Olmstead, daughter of Frad A. Olmstead and Jennie A. Taft, on 9 August 1901 at Clinton, Worcester Co., MA.3,2

Children of Samuel W. Ward and Mabel I. Olmstead

Citations

  1. [S20] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910 from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives, images online at http://www.newenglandancestors.org/research/Database/MASS_BMD/default.asp, Worcester, Worcester Co., MA, vol. 534, p. 504.
  2. [S20] MA-VR 1841–1910, Worcester, Worcester Co., MA, vol. 514, p. 450.
  3. [S15] 1930 (April 1) U.S. Census, Worcester, Worcester Co., MA, ED 14-118, Sheet 62A (stamped 131).

Helen E. Ward1

F, #109013, b. 15 September 1903
     Helen E. Ward was born on 15 September 1903 at Worcester, Worcester Co., MA.1,2 She was the daughter of Samuel W. Ward and Mabel I. Olmstead.1

Census, Occupation & Residence

23 April 1930Worcester, Worcester Co., MA"Helen E." age 26, b. MA, office clerk for New England Power, with mother, etc.1

Citations

  1. [S15] 1930 (April 1) U.S. Census, Worcester, Worcester Co., MA, ED 14-118, Sheet 62A (stamped 131).
  2. [S20] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910 from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives, images online at http://www.newenglandancestors.org/research/Database/MASS_BMD/default.asp, Worcester, Worcester Co., MA, vol. 534, p. 504.

Doris V. Ward1

F, #109014, b. circa 1907
     Doris V. Ward was born circa 1907 at MA.1 She was the daughter of Samuel W. Ward and Mabel I. Olmstead.1

Citations

  1. [S15] 1930 (April 1) U.S. Census, Worcester, Worcester Co., MA, ED 14-118, Sheet 62A (stamped 131).

Samuel W. Ward1

M, #109015
     Samuel W. Ward married Sarah A. Alton.1

Child of Samuel W. Ward and Sarah A. Alton

Citations

  1. [S20] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910 from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives, images online at http://www.newenglandancestors.org/research/Database/MASS_BMD/default.asp, Worcester, Worcester Co., MA, vol. 514, p. 450.

Sarah A. Alton1

F, #109016
     Sarah A. Alton married Samuel W. Ward.1

Child of Sarah A. Alton and Samuel W. Ward

Citations

  1. [S20] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910 from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives, images online at http://www.newenglandancestors.org/research/Database/MASS_BMD/default.asp, Worcester, Worcester Co., MA, vol. 514, p. 450.

Frad A. Olmstead1

M, #109017
     Frad A. Olmstead married Jennie A. Taft.1

Child of Frad A. Olmstead and Jennie A. Taft

Citations

  1. [S20] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910 from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives, images online at http://www.newenglandancestors.org/research/Database/MASS_BMD/default.asp, Worcester, Worcester Co., MA, vol. 514, p. 450.

Jennie A. Taft1

F, #109018
     Jennie A. Taft married Frad A. Olmstead.1

Child of Jennie A. Taft and Frad A. Olmstead

Citations

  1. [S20] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910 from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives, images online at http://www.newenglandancestors.org/research/Database/MASS_BMD/default.asp, Worcester, Worcester Co., MA, vol. 514, p. 450.

John Grimes1

M, #109019
     John Grimes married Annis Booth.1

Child of John Grimes and Annis Booth

Citations

  1. [S20] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910 from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives, images online at http://www.newenglandancestors.org/research/Database/MASS_BMD/default.asp, Fall River, Bristol Co., MA, vol. 618, p. 181.

Annis Booth1

F, #109020
     Annis Booth married John Grimes.1

Child of Annis Booth and John Grimes

Citations

  1. [S20] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910 from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives, images online at http://www.newenglandancestors.org/research/Database/MASS_BMD/default.asp, Fall River, Bristol Co., MA, vol. 618, p. 181.

Eudora N. Sprague1

F, #109021
     Eudora N. Sprague married William Newton P. Ball, son of Simon R. Ball and Alice Dodge.1

Child of Eudora N. Sprague and William Newton P. Ball

Citations

  1. [S20] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910 from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives, images online at http://www.newenglandancestors.org/research/Database/MASS_BMD/default.asp, Fall River, Bristol Co., MA, vol. 618, p. 181.

George Ball1

M, #109022, b. May 1850
     George Ball was born in May 1850 at England.1 He married Mary Taylor circa 1876 at England.1

Census, Occupation & Residence

5 June 1900Fall River, Bristol Co., MA"George" age 50, b. England, carpenter, with wife Mary and children James, Sicily, Mary, Joseph, Thomas, Geroge and Hugh1

Children of George Ball and Mary Taylor

Citations

  1. [S12] 1900 (June 1) U.S. Census, Fall River, Bristol Co., MA, ED 105, Sheet 6B (back of stamped 295).
  2. [S12] 1900 (June 1) U.S. Census, Fall River, Bristol Co., MA, ED 105, Sheet 7A (stamped 296).

Mary Taylor1,2

F, #109023, b. January 1851
     Mary Taylor was born in January 1851 at England.1 She married George Ball circa 1876 at England.1

Census, Occupation & Residence

5 June 1900Fall River, Bristol Co., MA"Mary" age 49, b. England, with husband, etc.1

Children of Mary Taylor and George Ball

Citations

  1. [S12] 1900 (June 1) U.S. Census, Fall River, Bristol Co., MA, ED 105, Sheet 6B (back of stamped 295).
  2. [S20] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910 from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives, images online at http://www.newenglandancestors.org/research/Database/MASS_BMD/default.asp, Fall River, Bristol Co., MA, vol. 421, p. 204.
  3. [S12] 1900 (June 1) U.S. Census, Fall River, Bristol Co., MA, ED 105, Sheet 7A (stamped 296).

James Ball1

M, #109024, b. September 1876
     James Ball was born in September 1876 at England.1 He was the son of George Ball and Mary Taylor.1 James Ball married Mary E. White, daughter of James White and Mary Kenney, on 12 October 1904 at Fall River, Bristol Co., MA.2

Census, Occupation & Residence

5 June 1900Fall River, Bristol Co., MA"James" age 23, b. England, carpenter, with parents, etc.1

Citations

  1. [S12] 1900 (June 1) U.S. Census, Fall River, Bristol Co., MA, ED 105, Sheet 6B (back of stamped 295).
  2. [S20] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910 from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives, images online at http://www.newenglandancestors.org/research/Database/MASS_BMD/default.asp, Fall River, Bristol Co., MA, vol. 546, p. 216.

Sicily Ball1

F, #109025, b. July 1879
     Sicily Ball was born in July 1879 at England.1 She was the daughter of George Ball and Mary Taylor.1 Sicily Ball married James A. Haley on 14 April 1903 at Fall River, Bristol Co., MA; "Cicily."2

Census, Occupation & Residence

5 June 1900Fall River, Bristol Co., MA"Sicily" age 21, b. England, with parents, etc.1

Citations

  1. [S12] 1900 (June 1) U.S. Census, Fall River, Bristol Co., MA, ED 105, Sheet 6B (back of stamped 295).
  2. [S20] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910 from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives, images online at http://www.newenglandancestors.org/research/Database/MASS_BMD/default.asp, Fall River, Bristol Co., MA, vol. 536, p. 192.