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Dexter Ballou
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Birth: Jan. 28, 1789
Death: Jul. 17, 1849

Dexter, joined his father, Oliver Ballou, in the family-run milling business. Overcoming losses due to an 1829 mill fire, Dexter expanded the firm into one of the largest in Woonsocket and became sole owner of the Social Mill property Nov. 12, 1841, and built the first stone mill there, which was destroyed by fire July 1, 1874. He promoted temperance and was interested in employee welfare. He started the Woonsocket Falls Bank, of which he was president, 1828-49, and hosted early organizational meetings of the Universalist society.
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Family links: 
 Parents:
  Oliver Ballou (1763 - 1843)
  Abigail Colburn Ballou (1767 - 1821)
 
 Spouse:
  Esther Fisher Aldrich Ballou (1790 - 1842)
 
 Children:
  Oren Aldrich Ballou (1813 - 1877)*
  Hosea Ballou (1816 - 1854)*
  Henry Dexter Ballou (1822 - 1842)*
  Elizabeth Ballou Keith (1824 - 1900)*
 
 Siblings:
  Polly Ballou Miller (1787 - 1866)*
  Dexter Ballou (1789 - 1849)
  Harvey Ballou (1792 - 1854)*
  Hosea Ballou (1793 - 1883)*
  George Colburn Ballou (1798 - 1876)*
  Sally Ann Ballou Mowry (1802 - 1826)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Woonsocket
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
 
Maintained by: Bearded Graver
Originally Created by: Superkentman
Record added: Mar 05, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18249136
Dexter Ballou
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 Added: Mar. 11, 2012
 
 
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