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Amos Ball
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Birth: May 13, 1849
Launceston
Cornwall Unitary Authority
Cornwall, England
Death: 1934
California, USA

Amos was the son of Isaac Ball and Mary Clinnick and born at Chapplegate, near Launceston, Cornwall, England. At 15 months moved with family to Isle of Jersey (see father's notes) He was taught French and English and educated with Capt. Pipon's children at a select school. Apprenticed with a baker in Jersey (Mrs. Aimee and then with Mr. Snell)
He became a local licensed preacher and a charter member of the new Young Men's Christian assoc. of St Helier's.

As a 14 yrs. old he was thrown from a baker's wagon and scared on his face. while in hospital, the painter, John Mallais visited him and they began a friendship.

He had to deliver to Elizabeth castle so would have to watch the tides so not get stranded out there.

Returned to Highweek, Newton abbey, Devonshire and lived there from 1875 until 1881- left for Canada a few weeks before his son George was born - Selina was to sell off the house and furniture and meet him. Amos wrote to tell her that he could return for her to help her make the trip with the kids, but not hearing back from her, he set out to return to England to get her. She in the meantime, had set out to meet him in America. They intended to go to Toledo, Iowa where Selina's sister, Mrs. Sarah Parkhouse lived but with poor directions given to them, they ended up in Toledo, OHIO! where they stayed for a while before going on to Toledo, Iowa where they stayed with Sarah Parkhouse and her husband, Thomas.
Amos operated a feed and grocery store in Toledo from 1882-1914. Amos retired to California after the death of his wife where his sister came from England to live with him.

 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Selina Scoble Ball (1847 - 1907)
 
 Children:
  Blanche Ball Corbett (1875 - 1952)*
  Amos Ball (1877 - 1954)*
  George Ball (1881 - 1975)*
  Evelyn Scoble Woodhead (1885 - 1965)*
  John Wesley Ball (1891 - 1952)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Toledo
Tama County
Iowa, USA
 
Maintained by: ftbrunswick
Originally Created by: Roger P. Jones
Record added: Aug 04, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 94820316
Amos Ball
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Amos Ball
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Amos Ball
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