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Dreeme Life Ball
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Birth: Oct. 6, 1873
Mendocino County
California, USA
Death: Jul. 5, 1917
Mendocino County
California, USA

On 4 Jul 1897 he married Louise Rice Handley, they had no children.

Mr. Ball sold liquor (from 1910 census)

Mendocino Beacon Mendocino, Mendocino Co., CA 7 July 1917, Page 5

Life Ball Passes Away At Albion

Albion, July 6 - Dreeme Life Ball passed away Wednesday at 2:30 P.M., after a lingering illness of many months.

Until about two years ago Mr. Ball had always been in robust health, following the outdoor life as much as possible. Nothing pleased him more than taking relatives or friends, when the opportunity offered, out on trips over the mountains in pursuit of his favorite pastimes of fishing and hunting, and after they had noticed he was failing in health, they had always hoped his rugged constitution would overcome his illness and that he would again be placed among them as they had always known him. After it was found that skilled medical hands could no [sic] nothing to restore him, death came only as a relief to his many sufferings.

Deceased was born in Boonville, Mendocino County, California, October 9, 1873, at which place he had spent his boyhood days, being one of a family of several children. After growing into manhood and receiving a good education he started out in life for himself and taught successfully for a term of years in our public schools.

It was while following this vocation that he became engaged to Miss Louise Rice Handley, whose parents for years owned and conducted what was always familiarly known as Handley's Resort on the Ukiah Road.

They were married July 4, 1897, and shortly afterwards moved to Albion where they have always made their home.

The community at large feels that they are losing an honest and upright citizen, one who always stood ready to assist, and in whose presence and home you could always feel welcome.

We extend our heartfelt sympathy to his sorrowing wife and the following relatives who survive him: a brother, E. B. Ball, of Ukiah; and three sisters: Mrs. J. B. Hunt of Bakersfield, Cal., Mrs. J. J. Smalley of Cloverdale, Cal., and Mrs. G. M. Miller of Boonville, Cal.

The funeral services will be held at the home Sunday, July 7, at 1:30 p.m., from there they will proceed to the Little River cemetery, where after short services, the body will be laid to rest. Rev. Chapman of Fort Bragg will conduct the funeral.
Family links: 
  Jefferson Davis Ball (1826 - 1900)
  Melissa Flavilla Kendall Ball (1835 - 1892)
  Louise Rice Handley Brown (1877 - 1965)
  Ella Melissa Sheffield Filkins (1852 - 1902)**
  Ethel Alamanza Sheffield Smalley (1853 - 1930)**
  Julia Flavilla Ball Wightman (1856 - 1900)*
  Mary Paralee Ball Hale (1859 - 1911)*
  Martha Merinda Ball Hunt (1860 - 1920)*
  Jay Dee Ball (1863 - 1915)*
  Chardon Scott Ball (1865 - 1896)*
  Emmett Burnham Ball (1868 - 1941)*
  Emmett Burnham Ball (1868 - 1941)*
  Dreeme Life Ball (1873 - 1917)
  Emily Ermanonda Ball Miller (1877 - 1956)*
*Calculated relationship
"To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die"
Little River Cemetery
Little River
Mendocino County
California, USA
Maintained by: Ronna Dumas
Originally Created by: Maude
Record added: May 04, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10914572
Dreeme Life Ball
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Dreeme Life Ball
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- Ronna Dumas
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- Elizabeth Reed
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