|Birth: ||Jun. 22, 1927|
|Death: ||May 6, 1948|
Los Angeles County
Amos Edwin Ball
June 22, 1927 - May 6, 1948
An ancient family cemetery on the grounds of the ancestral home of the Walton Ball family near Fredonia will be the final resting place for F 2/c A. Edwin Ball who will be buried there Sunday.
The Fredonia young man who was 20 years old, died May 6 in the Naval Hospital at Long Beach, Calif. His body is enroute home and funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon in the Fredonia Methodist Church in charge of Rev. C. C. Headland. Military service will be conducted by the Fredonia Post of the American Legion.
Ball served aboard the U.S.S. Pannamint and attended the Bikini bomb tests in 1946. Later he was assigned to the U.S.S. Diachenko, for duty in the Pacific, and in February of this year followed the Alaskan coast north to the Kodiak Islands. It was on the return trip from there that he noticed the first symptoms of his illness that was to prove fatal.
He was born June 22, 1927, on the Ball farm, a son of Lida and Walton Ball and a grandson of A. Entheus and Rena Ball. He attended public school in Delaware Township and was graduated from Fredonia-Delaware Vocational School in 1944. He enlisted in the Naval Reserve in January 1944 and re-enlisted in the regular Navy for four years after the surrender of Japan.
He attended the Fredonia Methodist Church and was a member of Stony Point Grange No. 1694.
Surviving are his parents and sister, Alice Louise, a student at Indiana State Teachers College, and his grandmothers, both living on the farm at Fredonia.
His grandfather, the late Amos Entheus Ball, spent three years as a prospector in the Klondlike and was awarded a gold medal for acts of heroism in saving the lives of his comrades. Another Mercer County boy, William Uber, native of Findley Township lost his life in the Klondlike at that time.
Descendants of the Ball family as well as Indians, soldiers of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812 and the Mexican War are buried there in plainly marked graves.
Like his grandfather, the young sailor was proud of the old cemetery on the family farm.
Amos Walton Ball (1905 - 1973)
Lida Elsie Pfahl Ball (1905 - 1976)
Amos Edwin Ball (1927 - 1948)
Alice Louise Ball Shank (1929 - 2011)*
AMOS EDWIN BALL F1/C E.M./SON OF LIDA & AMOS WALTON BALL/ 1927 1948/HE WAS ASGD TO/THE U.S.S. PANAMINT/A VETERAN OF BISTOL BOMB TEST/LATER SERVING/ON THE U.S.S./DIACHENKO UNTIL/DEATH
Created by: JFI
Record added: Dec 15, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45469264
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