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Robert F. Ball, 1848-1923

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Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 1/23/2009 at 10:35:55

Obituary of Robert F. Ball

Robert F. Ball was born in Vermont, October 25th, 1848. He was the youngest of five boys and with his parents came to Marengo, Iowa. At the age of 28 he was married to Miss Rachel Fields, Marengo, Iowa county, Iowa, October 25th, 1877.

To this union ten children were born, 6 girls and 4 boys, all alive. The girls are: Mrs. W. M. Ross of Dolliver, Iowa; Mrs. L. B. Schenck of Dolliver; Mrs. Herman Rosburg and Mrs. Frank Rosburg, both of Huntington; Mrs. Jessie Sidles, Grantsburg, Wis.; and Mrs. L. M. Scott, Cody, Nebraska. The boys are: Jim, who lives at Huntington; John at Gruver; Frank N., Grantsburg, Wis.; Ed of Melrose, Wis.

Mr. Ball was a good father. His neighbors speak well of him because of his kindness to them. He was a member of the Presbyterian church at Marengo.

Twenty years ago, September 26th, Mrs. Ball passed away.

Funeral service was held in the Community M. E. church at Dolliver, the Rev. Herbert Marsh, pastor, officiating. Interment was in the Dolliver cemetery.

Contributed: Ruth Hackett. Source: Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa, October. 3, 1923.


 

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