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Henry Durrell Ball (1887 - 1915)

Henry Durrell Ball
Born in Columbus, Pennsylvaniamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 31 Aug 1910 in Chautauqua County, New Yorkmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Wyandotte, Wayne, Michigan, USAmap
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Henry Durrell Ball was born in Pennsylvania in about 1886.[1][2] He married Desiree Evelyn (Hunt) Ball on August 31, 1910 in Chautauqua County, New York. (Desiree was only 17 years old when she married. She was born in Jamestown, New York, to Fred C. Hunt, born in Jamestown, and Flora B. Orcutt.) Henry was a 24 year old electrician born in Columbus, Pennsylvania, the son of Jasper C. Ball and Nellie Durrell. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Charles S. Reed, with William L. LeVier and Charles H. Orcutt as witnesses.[1][3] Henry Ball was a telephone lineman who died when daughter Lucille was only three.[4]

Henry Durrell Ball died of Typhoid Fever at age 27 years on February 28, 1915 in Wyandotte, Wayne, Michigan, United States. His daughter Lucille was only 3 years old and his wife Desiree was pregnant with their son Fred. He is buried in the Lake View Cemetery in Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New York, United States. [5] [6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-159371-34325-71?cc=1618491 : accessed 17 April 2016), Chautauqua > Marriage records, 1908-1912, vol 1 > image 327 of 566; citing county clerk offices from various counties, New York. No. 2849
  2. FindAGrave: Memorial #6780224: Henry Durrell Ball
  3. "Desiree Ball Mother of Comedienne" Boston Herald (Boston, Massachusetts) Friday, July 22, 1977, Page: 11 Accessed 17 April 2017 at GenealogyBank.com.
  4. "Lucille Ball, Spirited Doyenne Of TV Comedies, Dies at 77" by Peter B. Flint, New York Times April 27, 1989, Pages A1 and B17. accessed at NYTimes.com on 17 April 2016
  5. Wyandotte Death Index. Wyandotte City. Wyandotte.net : accessed 23 March 2012.
  6. "Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800–1995." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009, 2010. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

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