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Alton Wells Ball
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Birth: Aug. 20, 1872, USA
Death: Apr. 5, 1942
Chautauqua County
New York, USA

Father: William W. Ball
Mother: Emeline Adele Wells

The Ball family had long been operators of the Bemis Point to Stow Ferry. In 1916 he built the first New Ferry and in 1925 Earl became sole owner/operator of this Chautauqua Lake Ferry crossing. He also converted it first from hand operation to steam, then in later years to gasoline power. He also worked as a boat builder and as a fireman.

Children: Gerald A & Earl Cecil

The address below is a clip of the Ferry from 1936 it begins 3 minutes into the video. To view it copy and paste in a new window.
Family links: 
  William Wallace Ball (1831 - 1898)
  Emeline Adelia Wells Ball (1828 - 1913)
  Nora A Tallman Ball (1873 - 1959)*
  Gerald A. Ball (1898 - 1984)*
  Earl Cecil Ball (1901 - 1973)*
  Willard Cecil Ball (1852 - 1922)*
  Wm. Carver Ball (1855 - 1930)*
  Frank Gaylord Ball (1857 - 1946)*
  Addie Smiley (1861 - 1951)*
  Ralph Morris Ball (1864 - 1927)*
  Wallace Edson Ball (1869 - 1942)*
  Alton Wells Ball (1872 - 1942)
*Calculated relationship
Magnolia Cemetery
Chautauqua County
New York, USA
Plot: Lot 044-7 Old
Created by: Jon Tallman
Record added: Sep 13, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41903287
Alton Wells Ball
Added by: Jon Tallman
Alton Wells Ball
Added by: Jon Tallman
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This is our Great Uncle (not 5th), Peace.
- Mark Grafe
 Added: Nov. 20, 2013
This is our 5th Great-Great Uncle.
- Mark Grafe
 Added: Nov. 20, 2013
Alton and Nora Ball were my great grandparents too! Their son Gerald (and Adeline) Ball were my grandparents. Their son Donald Alton Ball had 3 children; 2 daughters and a son. Our dad spent several summers as a young boy with Alton and Nora.
- Lianne Ball
 Added: Mar. 21, 2012
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