Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Balls in:
 • Magnolia Cemetery
 • Magnolia
 • Chautauqua County
 • New York
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
Alton Wells Ball
Learn about removing the ads from this memorial...
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.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6IVp0hljq4
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  William Wallace Ball (1831 - 1898)
  Emeline Adelia Wells Ball (1828 - 1913)
 
 Spouse:
  Nora A Tallman Ball (1873 - 1959)*
 
 Children:
  Gerald A. Ball (1898 - 1984)*
  Earl Cecil Ball (1901 - 1973)*
 
 Siblings:
  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
 
Burial:
Magnolia Cemetery
Magnolia
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
 
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

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
There are 2 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
 
 
 Advertisement

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service