Frederick John BALL
Ella E. WILCOX

Husband:  Frederick John BALL
Birth:  16 Dec 1853, Stafford, Genesee Co., New York 
Death:
 6 Dec 1928, Pine Twp., Montcalm Co., Michigan 
Burial:  Dec 1928, Riverside Cemetery, Langston , Montcalm Co., Michigan
Father:  William BALL
Mother:  Elizabeth UNKNOWN

Marriage:    26 Apr 1876, Montcalm Co., Michigan

Wife:  Ella E. WILCOX
Birth:  5 May 1859, Greenville, Montcalm Co., Michigan 
Death: 8 Mar 1949, Langston, Montcalm Co., Michigan 
Burial:  Mar 1949, Riverside Cemetery, Langston , Montcalm Co., Michigan
Father:  Joseph WILCOX
Mother:  Lucy Ann KINGSLEY 

Children:
1. Myrtle Eva BALL, b: 25 Aug 1877, Pine Twp., Montcalm Co., Michigan
2. Edna Lucy BALL, b: 20 Oct 1879, Pine Twp., Montcalm Co., Michigan
3. Ora Leslie BALL, b: 11 Sep 1881, Pine Twp., Montcalm Co., Michigan
4. Frank Earl BALL, b: 5 Sep 1883, Pine Twp., Montcalm Co., Michigan
5. Leon Frederick BALL, b: 16 May 1892, Pine Twp., Montcalm Co., Michigan
6. Lloyd Joseph BALL, b: 5 Mar 1896, Pine Twp., Montcalm Co., Michigan
7. Arza William BALL, b: 3 Sep 1898, Pine Twp., Montcalm Co., Michigan
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Notes:

1880 Federal Census Data (T9_0597, Page 310B), Pine Twp., Montcalm Co., Michigan,
                                                                                  Enumeration Dist: 243, Enumeration Date:
19-Jun-1880, Family #166

 NAME

Age

Sex

Col.

 Relation

M/S
W/D

Occupation

POB

Father
POB

Mother
POB

Attend
School

 BALL, Fred

26

M

W

 Self

M

 Farming

NY

Eng

Eng

 

            Ella

21

F

W

 Wife

M

 Keeping House

MI

NY

NY

 

            Mirtle

2

F

W

 Daughter

S

 

MI

NY

MI

 

            Edna L

4m

F

W

 Daughter

S

 (noted: born in Jan)

MI

NY

MI

 

1900 Federal Census Data (T623_0733, Page 272B), Pine Twp., Montcalm Co., Michigan,
                                                                                      Enumeration District: 137, Enumeration Date: 14-Jun-1900, Family #116

 NAME

Relation

Sex

Birth Mo.

Birth Yr

Age

M/S W/D

# Yr Mar

# C Bn.

# C Liv.

POB

Fa. POB

Mo. POB

Occupation
or Trade

In Sch

 BALL, Fred

 Head

M

Dec

1853

46

M

24

 

 

NY

Eng

Eng

 Farmer

 

            Ella E

 Wife

F

May

1859

41

M

24

7

7

MI

NY

NY

 

 

            Edna L

 Daughter

F

Oct

1879

20

S

 

 

 

MI

NY

MI

  

 

            Orson L

 Son

M

Sep

1881

18

S

 

 

 

MI

NY

MI

 Farm Laborer

X

            Frank E

 Son

M

Sep

1883

16

S

 

 

 

MI

NY

MI

 Farm Laborer

X

            Leon F

 Son

M

May

1893

7

S

 

 

 

MI

NY

MI

 At School

X

            Levi J

 Son

M

Mar

1896

4

S

 

 

 

MI

NY

MI

 

 

            Arza W

 Son

M

Sep

1898

1

S

 

 

 

MI

NY

MI

 

 

1910 Federal Census Data (T624_0665, Page 354B), Pine Twp., Montcalm Co., Michigan,
                                                                                      Enumeration District: 161, Enumeration Date:
5-May-1910, Family #225

 NAME

Relation

Sex

Age

M/S W/D

# Yr Mar

# C Bn.

# C Liv.

POB

Fa. POB

Mo. POB

Occupation
or Trade

In Sch

 BALL, Fred

 Head

M

57

M1

34

 

 

NY

Eng

Eng

 Farmer

 

           Ella E

 Wife

F

50

M1

34

7

7

MI

NY

NY

 None

 

           Frank E

 Son

M

25

S

 

 

 

MI

NY

MI

 Farm Laborer

 

           Leon

 Son

M

17

S

 

 

 

MI

NY

MI

 Farm Laborer

X

           Loyd J

 Son

M

14

S

 

 

 

MI

MI

MI

 None

X

           Arzal W

 Son

M

11

S

 

 

 

MI

MI

MI

 None

X

1920 Federal Census Data (T625_0787, Page 274B), Pine Twp., Montcalm Co., Michigan,
                                                                                      Enumeration District: 134, Enumeration Date: 19-Jan-1920, Family #130

 NAME

Relation

Sex

Age

M/S
W/D

POB

Fa.
POB

Mo.
POB

Occupation

In Sch.

 BALL, Fred

 Head

M

66

M

NY

Eng

Eng

 Farmer

 

            Ella E

 Wife

F

61

M

MI

NY

NY

 None

 

            Loyd

 Son

M

23

M

MI

NY

MI

 Farmer

 

            Bina

 Daughter L

F

22

M

MI

MI

MI

 None

 

            Arza

 Son

M

21

S

MI

NY

MI

 Farmer

 

            Elvin

 G Dau (G Son)

FM

1y9m

S

MI

MI

MI

 None

 

1930 Federal Census Data (T626_1013, Page 243B), Pine Twp, Montcalm Co., Michigan,
                                                                                      Enumeration District: 27, Enumeration Date: 17-Apr-1930, Family #160

 NAME

Relation

Sex

Age

M/S
W/D

Age
Marr

POB

Fa.
POB

Mo.
POB

Occupation

In Sch.

 BALL, Ella

 Head

F

69

W

16

MI

NY

NY

 None

 

1940 Federal Census Data (T627_1793-0701, Page 345A), Sheridan Twp., Montcalm Co., Michigan,
                                                                          Enumeration District: 59-13, Enumeration Date: 16-Apr-1940, Family #125

 NAME

Relation

Sex

Age

M/S W/D

In
Sch

Gr.
Cmp.

POB

Occupation / Industry

 BALL, Ella E

 Head

F

80

W

 

7

MI

  

From The History of Montcalm County, Michigan, by John W. Dasef, 1916:

Fred Ball, a well-known farmer in this community, was born on December 16, 1853, in Genesee County, New York, and is the son of William and Elizabeth (Cann) Ball, both natives of England, who came to America prior to their marriage which was solemnized in New York. William Ball was a farmer by occupation and engaged in this vocation subsequent to his establishing a residence in Flint, Genesee county, Michigan, in 1866. He was the father of thirteen children, all of whom are living, with the exception of one, and all are residents of Michigan, with the exception of two, William and Arch, who live in Washington and Redlands, California, respectively.

Fred Ball received a limited education in the common schools, as it devolved on him to assist in the support of the family. In 1873, he located in Montcalm county, where he was employed in the woods and saw-mills of the locality. Following his marriage, he purchased forty acres of land not far from a tract of forty acres which his wife owned, later adding seventy acres to the west of the other land. Ninety acres of this property is cleared and under cultivation and is devoted to general farming and stock raising. The uncleared portion of this well-regulated place contains a lake near which is established the summer camp of the family, the entire place being known as the "Oak Hill Farm." In nation politics, Fred Ball is a Democrat, while in local elections he votes independently. He has held school offices ever since the school was established and has also been assessor since that time. Fraternally, he is a member of the Ball Camp, Modern Woodmen of America, the camp being named in his honor, and of which he has been treasurer since its inception, in 1898. He is also a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, as well as of the Daughters of Rebekah, of which his wife is also a member.

On April 26, 1876, in Montcalm county, Fred Ball and Ella Wilcox were united in marriage, and to their union seven children were born, as follow: Myrtle E., who was born on August 25, 1877, married Walter Davis, of Flushing, Genesee county, Michigan, and they have three children, Laura, Mabel, and Edna; Edna L., was born on October 20, 1879, and married Herman Wager, now deceased; they had one child, Helen; Ora L., September 11, 1881, and married Ella Nellis; their home is in Kalamazoo, Michigan; Frank E., September 5, 1883, married Eva Rapp; they have one child, Ora; Leon F., May 16, 1892; Lloyd J., March 5, 1896, and married Bina Hinkley, and Arza W., September 3, 1898. Ella (Wilcox) Ball was born on May 5, 1839, in Greenville, Montcalm county, and is the daughter of Joseph and Lucy A. (Kingsley) Wilcox, both natives of New York, who located in Langston, Montcalm county, in 1865.

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