Desiree (Hunt) Ball

Desiree Evelyn (Hunt) Ball (1892 - 1977)

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Desiree Evelyn "DeDe" Ball formerly Hunt aka Peterson
Born in Jamestown, Chautauqua, New Yorkmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 31 Aug 1910 in Chautauqua County, New Yorkmap
Wife of — married 17 Sep 1918 in Chautauqua, New York, United States of Americamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Brentwood, Los Angeles, Californiamap
Profile last modified 15 Aug 2019 | Created 28 Dec 2008
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Biography

Desirée "DeDe" Hunt was born in Jamestown, Chautauqua, New York. She was a concert pianist.[1] According to her FindAGrave memorial, she was the daughter of Fred Charles Hunt and Flora Belle Hunt.[2]

She married Henry D. Ball on 31 Aug 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, wityh William L. LeVier and Charles H. Orcutt as witnesses.[3][4] Henry Ball was a telephone lineman who died when daughter Lucille was only three.[5]

In 1915, Desirée Ball, 22, and her daughter Lucille, 3, were living in Ellicott, Chautauqua, New York.[6]

Desirée Ball, mother of comedienne Lucille Ball, died at her home in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, on 20 July 1977.[1] She is buried at the Lake View Cemetery, Jamestown, Chautauqua, New York.[2]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Lucy's Mom Dies" Morning Star (Rockford, Illinois) Thursday, July 21, 1977 Page: 2 Accessed at GenealogyBank 17 April 2016
  2. 2.0 2.1 FindAGrave.com; Created by: Barbie Reineke; Record added: Sep 16, 2002; Find A Grave Memorial# 6780216 https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6780216/desiree-eveline-ball
  3. "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
  4. "Desiree Ball Mother of Comedienne" Boston Herald (Boston, Massachusetts) Friday, July 22, 1977, Page: 11 Accessed 17 April 2017 at GenealogyBank.com.
  5. "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
  6. "New York State Census, 1915," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9FR-4KM : accessed 17 April 2016), Lucill D Ball, Ellicott, A.D. 01, E.D. 01, Chautauqua, New York, United States; from "New York, State Census, 1915," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2012); citing p. 39, line 17, state population census schedules, 1915, New York State Archives, Albany.
    The Fred C. Hunt family was enumerated immediately above Desirée.
  • United States Census, 1930", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X7HV-TMD : accessed 26 April 2016), Desiree Peterson in entry for Edward Peterson, 1930.
  • "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FFRM-R4W : accessed 26 April 2016), Edward Peterson and Desiree Ball, 17 Sep 1918; citing county clerk’s office, Chautauqua, New York, United States; FHL microfilm 1,004,675.
  • "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9C6-RDZ : accessed 26 April 2016), Desriee Ball, Councilmanic District 2, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 60-142, sheet 10B, family 313, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 399.
  • "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9C6-RD6 : accessed 26 April 2016), Elaine Stewart in household of Desriee Ball, Councilmanic District 2, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 60-142, sheet 10B, family 313, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 399.


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