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Ernest Roland Ball
Birth: Jul. 28, 1878
Cincinnati
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA
Death: May 3, 1927
Santa Ana
Orange County
California, USA

Songwriter. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, he began his career singing and playing piano at the Union Square Theater, New York in 1904. In 1905, he wrote the song "Will You Love Me in December, As You Did in May?" which became a national hit. His many compositions included "Mother Machree", "Love Me and the World Is Mine", "Let the Rest of the World Go By" and the ever popular "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling", which has sold over 25 million copies of sheet music. He died of heart disease in Santa Ana, California, while on a vaudeville tour. In 1970, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Jessie Mae Jewitt White (1880 - 1952)*
 
 Children:
  Roland Adelbert Ball (1905 - 1987)*
  Ruth Mary Ball Ingram (1907 - 1981)*
  Ernest Arthur Ball (1908 - 1972)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lake View Cemetery
Cleveland
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section 2, Lot 109
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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