|Birth: ||May 23, 1849|
|Death: ||Jan. 11, 1915|
Thomas J. Ball son of Caleb and Harriet Arnold Ball was born in Mercer County, Pennsylvania March 23, 1849 and ended his life's journey at his home on the eleventh of January 1915 in the 65th year of his age.
He was a son of a family of twelve children, half of whom were half brothers and half sisters.
When about ten years of age, accompanied by his parents, he moved near Elizabethtown, Kentucky.
While living at this place he attended a college in Lexington two terms.
In July 1875 he came to Indiana where he has since resided.
On Sept. 1878 he was united in marriage to Lydia E. McFatridge and to this union were born three children. One having died in infancy. The other two George E. with his wife reside in Connersville and Thomas Fletcher who resides in the parental home.
Beside the widow and children above mentioned Mr. Ball leaves as his immediate relatives one sister Mrs. Emma Phillips of Rupert Idaho a half brother Amos Ball and half sister Lillian Sagesser of Louisville Ky.
In 1873 he was converted at Ball's Chapel and united with the church at that place. Later he moved his membership to Arlington where he has since remained an active member.
Although he was a well known farmer he was a Justice of the peace for the past twelve years.
For more than two years Mr. Ball had been in failing health and early in the morning of January eleventh his wife going to his bed discovered that he passed away.
"Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord, They rest from their labors and their works do follow them." (from a handwritten obituary)
Caleb Ball (1820 - 1881)
Harriet Arnold Ball (1813 - 1865)
Lydia Ellen McFatridge Ball (1854 - 1921)
George Elphonzo Ball (1881 - 1958)*
Thomas Fletcher Ball (1894 - 1962)*
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Originally Created by: Geneabear
Record added: Feb 16, 2008
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