Ball Family of Wales, Cheshire, Illinois and California
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This branch of the Ball family were carpenters and shipwrights from Wales and Cheshire, England
who emigrated to Illinois, USA in 1891 via Castle Garden.

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?-?
died bef. 1876, where ?
Joiner (furniture maker, light woodwork)
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William Ball
c1844-1905
b. Wales or England
d. Hazelcrest, Illinois, USA
England to USA 1891.
Shipwright of Birkenhead,
Cheshire, England;
Ship Carpenter
of Chicago, Illinois.
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m.
1876
Cardiff,
Glamorgan,
Wales
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Jennet "Janet" Wright
1855-1930
b. Neath, Glamorgan, Wales
d. Cook Co., Illinois, USA
England to USA 1891.
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Sarah Ann Rawley
"Anna"
1885-1911
b. Wolfe Island, Ontario.
d. San Francisco, California.
Ontario to California c1903.
(Harry and Anna were in the
mountains when the great
San Francisco earthquake
hit in 1906. They returned
to the city to find their home
destroyed. After Anna's death
in 1911, age 26, her  three
young sons went to live
with their maternal
grandparents in McLean.)
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m.
c1904
California
(Lompoc?)
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Thomas William Harry Ball
"Harry"
1876-1954
b. Birkenhead, Cheshire
d. Lompoc, California
England to USA 1891.
Veteran of the Spanish-
American War 1898
(wounded in Cuba).
Fiddler in the saloons of San
Francisco on the Barbary Coast.
Cabinet-Maker, Mechanic,
and Violinist of San Francisco,
Eureka, Los Angeles
and Lompoc, California.
m. (2) Bertha C. Langnedker
?-1942, Artist
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Reginald Arthur Ball
1879-1954
b. Cardiff, Wales
d. Los Angeles, California
England to USA 1891.
Railroad Fireman of Chicago.
m.
Mary McBain
1884-1959
b. Illinois, USA
d. Los Angeles, California
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2 children
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Jeannette Augusta Ball
1885->1930
b. West Derby, Lancashire.
England to USA 1891.
m.
John Hilbish
c1886-<1920
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1 child
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Wiliam George Ball
1888-?
b. West Derby, Lancashire.
England to USA 1891.
Blacksmith in Cook Co.
Illinois in 1910
married?
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Two children
who died
before 1900.
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Reginald William Ball
1905-1983
b. San Francisco;
California to Ontario 1915, age 10.
Ontario to England 1937 on
the "R.M.S. Aluania".
Tinsmith and Plumber of Wellington, Ontario;
Sheet Metal Worker of Ealing, Middlesex;
Teaching Assistant of Lancing, Sussex.
Corporal, Home Guard, 1939-1945.
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m.
1925
Kingston,
Ontario
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(grand-
parents of the
author)
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2 children
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Edith Amelia Fox
1905-1993
England to Ontario 1922
Ontario to England 1937
on the "R.M.S. Aluania".
Seamstress, Soft Toy Maker,
and Homemaker.
(dau of
Joseph Fox and Eliza Long
of West Drayton, Middlesex)
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Edward Albert Ball
1906-1971
Ice Cream Maker, Car Inspector.
California to Ontario 1915, age 9,
then to Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
m. 1929, Milwaukee
Helen Theresa Lenz
1908-2001
Sales Clerk and Homemaker.
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6 children
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Robley Evans Ball
1908-1990
IBM Technician.
California to Ontario 1915, age 7,
then to New York then Florida.
m. 1933, Newburg, New York
Violetta Rhodelle Silkworth
1914-1991
IBM Clerk and Homemaker.
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