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Katharine "Kattie" Ball Ripley
Birth: Mar. 20, 1898
Charleston
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Jul. 24, 1955
Charleston
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA

Author. The daughter of famed journalist W.W. Ball, during World War I she met and married Clements Ripley. After an unsuccessful venture as peach farmers in North Carolina, in the late 1920s the Ripleys relocated to Charleston, South Carolina and became writers. Clements Ripley published numerous short stories and novels and became a successful screenwriter. Katharine Ripley also became successful, beginning with her first work "Sand In My Shoes" (1931), which detailed life on the North Carolina peach farm. Her short stories were published in magazines throughout the 1930s and 1940s, including 1932's "What's a Man to Do?". In 1933 she released "Sand Dollars," a collection of short stories, and in 1936 she published her novel "Crowded House," an account of modern Charleston. She remained active almost until her death, including publication of the 1952 short story "Drums in the Distance." Katharine Ball Ripley and her husband are memorialized in the Ripley family plot at Rutland, Vermont's Evergreen Cemetery, and buried at Magnolia Cemetery in Charleston, South Carolina. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  William Watts Ball (1868 - 1952)
  Fay Witte Ball (1868 - 1971)
 
 Spouse:
  Clements Ripley (1892 - 1954)*
 
 Siblings:
  Katharine Ball Ripley (1898 - 1955)
  Charlotte Ball (1900 - 1900)*
  Margaret Ball Hickey (1902 - 1988)*
  William Watts Ball (1905 - 1974)*
  Fay Cornelia Ball King (1909 - 1986)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Magnolia Cemetery
Charleston
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Saratoga
Record added: Mar 25, 2010
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Katharine Kattie <i>Ball</i> Ripley
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Katharine Kattie <i>Ball</i> Ripley
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Katharine Kattie <i>Ball</i> Ripley
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