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August D. "Gus" Ballou
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Birth: Sep. 24, 1845
Cumberland
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
Death: May, 1897
Stillman Valley
Ogle County
Illinois, USA

Daily Register Gazette (Rockford, IL), pg. 2, Thursday, January 20, 1898

The remains of August D. Ballou, better known as "Gus," were brought to Rockford from Stillman Valley Wednesday night by relatives and will be interred here, the funeral to take place Satuday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the undertaking rooms of F. M. Marsh on South First street. Rev. F.F Farmiloe will preach the funeral sermon and the Grand Army will have charge of the service.

Mr. Ballou, who was 52 years old, left home May 10 last, and when his bleaching bones were discovered in a tangled thicket eight miles south of city, he had been away eight months and six days. Besides his wife who lives at 1255 Ferguson street, he leaves four daughters, one of whom is married. Four brothers also live in Rockford.

Besides viewing the remains at Stllman Valley, relatives were taken to the spot where the body was found in the woods, and the members of the family are all certain that Mr. Ballou came to his death owing to heart disease, to which he was subject.
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Rockford Republic (Rockford, IL), pg. 1, Friday, January 21, 1898

Funeral of Gust Ballou

The arrangements for the funeral of the late Gust Ballou have been changed and it will take place from the house, 1255 Ferguson street, tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. The services will be conducted by Rev. F. F. Farmiloe.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Ballou (1804 - 1891)
  Elizabeth Taft Ballou (1820 - 1906)
 
 Children:
  Cora Bell Ballou (1882 - 1887)*
 
 Siblings:
  Christopher D. Ballou (1840 - 1905)*
  Adeline Adelia Ballou Harrop (1843 - 1915)*
  August D. Ballou (1845 - 1897)
  Dexter Ballou (1854 - 1905)*
  John Fremont Ballou (1857 - 1939)*
  Emma Ballou Miller Landon (1860 - 1936)*
  Lucy Taft Ballou Harnden (1863 - 1920)*
  Marion Ballou (1877 - 1905)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cedar Bluff Cemetery
Rockford
Winnebago County
Illinois, USA
Plot: 16 017 01
 
Created by: SG
Record added: Jan 13, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103496282
August D. Gus Ballou
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 Added: Jun. 28, 2013
 
 
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