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Summer Eizabeth Ball (#47606289)
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Bio Photo Aloha,

My name is Summer and I live in Hawaii. I am originally from California, but have lived in a few other states in the US, as an Air Force brat. I really enjoy all that the Find A Grave website has to offer. I have found so much information here and everyone is friendly, helpful, and encouraging. I use this website and others to research my genealogy. Before arriving in California, most of my paternal relatives came from Saginaw, Michigan. Before then, it was Canada. If you are related to the Ball family with relatives from Michigan and Canada, I hope you will connect with me, so we can figure out if we are somehow related. Happy searching!
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Jeanne Horn
Transfer done
Hi Summer. I transferred Charles Hays to you. Let me know if the other Hays in this cemetery are related to you. Jeanne
Added by Jeanne Horn on Jun 14, 2014 6:30 AM
I'm happy to transfer them to you. Let me see if I can from my phone. If I can't I'll have to do it Monday when I'm in front of a desktop. I don't have wifi at my house right now. I'm actually not really related to the McCalls. My husbands stepfather is their direct descendent. While I was working on genealogy I found they weren't connected on here and so I asked the person with their memorial to connect them and they just transferred them to me instead because they weren't related either. Let me see if I can do it, if not I will first thing Monday.
Added by JBolin on Jun 13, 2014 5:19 AM
Mary Martin
RE: Are you related...
Yes, they are my husband's relatives.
Added by Mary Martin on Feb 27, 2014 5:03 AM
Harry R Ball
you would have to contact Maggie Giordano as she maintains it.
Added by Anonymous on Oct 18, 2013 9:59 AM
RE: Helen Ball
If you go to her memorial page and click on Link Family members, you can enter her husband's memorial number under spouse and it will connect the two memorials. Linda
Added by Linda on Sep 20, 2011 8:56 AM
Helen Ball
Did you want me to post a photo of her marker?
Added by Linda on Sep 19, 2011 11:42 PM
Jerry Huffman
Neil Ball
Hi Summer,
Hope you can use his obit.....
Regards, Jerry

Neil Ball: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice

San Diego Union-Tribune, The (CA) - September 13, 2010

Deceased Name: Neil Ball

The summer after his college graduation in the 1930s, journalist Neil Ball traveled to Central America to write a series of stories on the proposed route of the Pan-American Highway.
Mr. Ball's newspaper career would include stints in Michigan and San Francisco before he settled in San Diego, where he covered South County issues, including the incorporation of Imperial Beach, in the 1950s and '60s. He later reported on the North County and wrote columns on various topics, places and people.
Mr. Ball died of complications from a lung infection Sept. 6 at Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla. He was 94.
Alan Ball said his father was the face of The San Diego Union for many readers in South County before the paper opened its Chula Vista bureau. "He worked off an old upright clackity-clack typewriter on a picnic table in his bedroom for many years," Ball said. "He never mastered touch typing and did all of his work with the hunt-and-peck approach. He was very fast and very noisy."
Gerry Reeves, a former editor for The Union, said Mr. Ball was very conscientious and worked hard to learn the communities he covered. "He was very well-liked by the people he covered," Reeves said.
In a 1967 article in The Union, former Imperial Beach Mayor Miles Bowler praised Mr. Ball. "From the first, Neil was counted on as an accurate reporter who helped get things done in the South Bay area," he said. Over the years, Mr. Ball received several resolutions honoring him, including one from the Imperial Beach City Council that stated: "Neil Ball has always been fair and accurate, though not always complimentary."
Mr. Ball wrote the column "Around North County" for many years. Tidbits in the column included stories about local festivals, Eagle Scout projects, community news and Fritzie, a one-eyed bobtail cat in Julian.
Ball was born May 1, 1916, in Michigan to William Harry Ball and Edith Harris Ball. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1938 with a degree in journalism. He served in the Army in the South Pacific during World War II.
He and his wife, Helen, owned and operated a couple of small weekly papers in Michigan before moving to California in 1955. He worked briefly at the San Francisco Examiner before joining The Union.
He is survived by his children, Sallie Jo of Kentucky, Alan of San Diego, Sherry Ann Schollian of Colorado, Jan Dhu Ellen McKinney of Arizona, Roderick of Kentucky, William of Hawaii and Patrick of Kentucky; 14 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
No services will be held. (619) 542-4559
Edition: First Edition
Page: B-4
Copyright 2010 Union Tribune Publishing Co.
Added by Jerry Huffman on Sep 13, 2011 11:01 AM
Buddy Franks
RE: Newton Jasper Franks
Newton was my second cousin three times removed.
Added by Buddy Franks on Sep 13, 2011 7:20 AM
Rosalie H. Kaufman
William H. Ball
Hi Summer!
I transfered your relative to you. I am not related, just a researcher. I see you are new to Find a Grave. Congrats! You will love it. It is addicting. Good luck with your research. Rosalie
Added by Rosalie H. Kaufman on Sep 12, 2011 7:12 AM

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