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Charles Franklin "Charlie" Ballard
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Birth: Oct. 13, 1878
Anson County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Sep. 13, 1955
Monroe
Union County
North Carolina, USA

Charles Franklin "Charlie" Ballard was the eldest of nine children born to William Franklin Ballard (1852-1938) and his first wife Sarah Elizabeth Lewis (1856-1897).

Charlie married Colen Beachum (1875-1955) on 28 December 1899, and they lived at Peachland, NC for many years, though they lived for a short time at Charlotte, NC and Hamlet, NC. He was, at various times, a grocer, a house carpenter, foreman of the bridge and building department for the Seaboard Air Line Railroad, and a contractor building houses and bridges. He also seems to have been an inventor.

From the Wadesboro Messenger & Intelligencer, Wadesboro, NC, Thurs., April 6, 1922, p. 1: "Mr and Mrs. C. F. Ballard and little Miss Ollie Dean Ballard have returned to their home at Hamlet after spending the week-end with relatives here. Mr. Ballard has recently secured a patent on a monkey wrench which he invented, and has been offered $65,000 for his patent, but said that he was in no hurry to sell."

Mr. Charlie Ballard died in Ellen Fitzgerald Hospital in Monroe, of carcinoma of the stomach, on 13 Sept. 1955. His wife died two days later. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Franklin Ballard (1852 - 1928)
  Sarah Elizabeth Lewis Ballard (1856 - 1897)
 
 Spouse:
  Colen Lenora Beachum Ballard (1875 - 1955)*
 
 Siblings:
  Charles Franklin Ballard (1878 - 1955)
  Martha Elizabeth Ballard Rivers (1879 - 1968)*
  William Jesse Ballard (1883 - 1943)*
  Eli Washington Ballard (1885 - 1966)*
  Emma Cornelia Ballard (1888 - 1898)*
  James T. Ballard (1890 - 1918)*
  John B. Ballard (1893 - 1972)*
  Infant Daughter(s) Ballard (1896 - 1896)*
  Annetta Ballard Campbell (1901 - 1976)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Peachland Cemetery
Peachland
Anson County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: John Field Pankow
Record added: Aug 06, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28827339
Charles Franklin Charlie Ballard
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Charles Franklin Charlie Ballard
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- Rick and Kathy Wright
 Added: Mar. 6, 2015
You are honored and remembered on your birthday, Sir, by a 2nd great nephew of your wife.
- John Field Pankow
 Added: Oct. 13, 2009

- John Field Pankow
 Added: Sep. 13, 2009
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