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Martha J. Freel Ballard
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Birth: Nov. 7, 1858
Death: Jan. 16, 1928

Martha J. Ballard, mother of Marshal Ballard, died at her late residence, 2000 Fulton St., Aurora, Tuesday, January 17th, 1928, at the age of sixty-nine. She was born in Lamoni, IA., & had lived for many years in Missouri. She came here in 1918 & has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Sadie Parson, on Fulton Street. Mrs. Ballard was a most devoted mother, & had reared a large family of thirteen children, ten of whom survied. She had many friends here & in her old home in Missouri who will deeply regret to hear of her death. She leaves 10 children, J.W. Ballard, Lewis Ballard, & Mrs Sadie Parsons (sic), of Aurora, Colo., E.C. Ballard & Mrs Mabel Bunch, of Los Angeles, CA, Mrs. Myrtle Hayes, of Cameron, MO, E.C. Ballard of New Hampton, Mo., T.H.Ballard, of Red Oak, IA., & Marion Dennis of Fayette, IA. Funeral services were held Thursday moring at 10:00 o'clock at the Thompson Mortuary, the Rev. T.F. Lund, of the Community Church, efficiating. The interment will be at Bethany, MO. Marshal Ballard & Mrs. Myrtle Hayes accompanied the remains there. The sympthy of Aurora is extended to the sorrowing children in the loss of their dear mother.

Courtesy of Aurora Genealogical Society of Colorado
Source: Aurora Democrate Newspaper from Colorado Historical Society

Additional Information:

Martha was orphaned between 1867-1868 & was raised in a foster home. Her father died in the Civil War & her mother, Amanda Donahoo, died by 1868. Her first husband was John Henry Dennis. They were married 17 Dec 1875. There were two children by this union. Alfred Austin Dennis & Marion Biddenfield Dennis. After John's death, she remarried to Laten Lauden Ballard. They had 11 children; Myrtle, Mark, John Wesley, Thomas H., Sara Jane "Sadie", Lewis Erving, Elmer, Ralph, Goldie, Evera, Mabel & Marshal. She primarily lived in Missouri until approximately 1918, where she moved to Red Oak, Iowa. She moved to Aurora, Colorado & divorced from Laten in 1921. 
 
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 Parents:
  Austin Franklin Freel (1835 - 1863)
 
 Spouses:
  John Henry Dennis (1855 - 1879)
  Laten L. Ballard (1860 - 1936)
 
 Children:
  Alfred Dennis (1876 - 1943)*
  Marion Biddenfield Dennis (1878 - 1967)*
  Sarah Jane Ballard Lyons (1887 - 1972)*
  Lewis Erving Ballard (1889 - 1940)*
  Elmer Clarence Ballard (1890 - 1946)*
  Ralph B Ballard (1895 - 1923)*
  Goldie P Ballard Hayes (1897 - 1922)*
  Evera O. Ballard (1899 - 1974)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary T Freel Warren (1857 - 1945)*
  Martha J. Freel Ballard (1858 - 1928)
  Frances Louella Freel Parker (1861 - 1948)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Same stone with Laten Ballard
 
Burial:
Miriam Cemetery
Bethany (Harrison County)
Harrison County
Missouri, USA
 
Maintained by: Eve
Originally Created by: ctaz (inactive)
Record added: May 06, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19270781
Martha J. <i>Freel</i> Ballard
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Martha J. <i>Freel</i> Ballard
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