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James Fish Ball
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Birth: Jan. 12, 1873
Louisiana, USA
Death: Mar. 18, 1929
Louisiana, USA

Alexandria Daily Town Talk, March 18, 1929

James Fish BALL, one of Alexandria's most prominent and outstanding citizens, died at his residence, 1902 Jackson Street at 10:20 o'clock Saturday night...Deceased was the son of the late Capt. C.E. BALL and Pauline TALLY.

He was born on DAVID Plantation two miles below Alexandria on January 12, 1873...and had resided in Rapides Parish all of his life...He was probably one of the largest property owners in the parish and was engaged in many business enterprises...for many years identified with the Iron Mountain Lumber Company at Pollock, La. one of the largest lumber concerns in Central Louisiana in which the GOULD's were largely interested...Later, as a large stockholder and president of J.F. BALL and Bros. Lumber Company, he and his brother, John W. BALL operated a saw mill at Ball, La.

...Mr. BALL is survived by his wife, who was Miss Sarah HOFFMAN, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Wyatt HOFFMAN of Pineville; one son, James Fish BALL, Jr. ; and one daughter, Miss Helene BALL. He also leaves three brothers: Robert L., John W. and Joseph T. BALL; and two sisters: Mrs. S. BARRETT & Mrs. W.H. BARRON, all of Pineville.

His funeral took place yesterday afternoon at 5 o'clock. The procession left from St. Francis
Xavier's Cathedral where services were conducted by Father A. OLINGER, after which interment was made in Rapides Cemetery in Pineville.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Chittenden Edwin Ball (1828 - 1900)
  Tillizelle Pauline Talley Ball (1840 - 1897)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Elizabeth Hoffmann Ball (1877 - 1966)*
 
 Siblings:
  Susan Mildred Ball Colvin (1853 - 1939)**
  Louis E Ball (1857 - 1915)*
  Mary P Ball Conerly (1861 - 1889)*
  Caroline Ball Hopkins (1864 - 1928)*
  Robert Lee Ball (1866 - 1932)*
  Amelia Ball Barron (1868 - 1938)*
  John W Ball (1870 - 1933)*
  James Fish Ball (1873 - 1929)
  Joseph Tally Ball (1875 - 1941)*
  Julius Dyer Ball (1881 - 1919)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Rapides Cemetery
Pineville
Rapides Parish
Louisiana, USA
 
Created by: debmcdaniel
Record added: Feb 09, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65407560
James Fish Ball
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