Henry Latimer Ballou

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Henry Latimer Ballou

  • Birth 14 Oct 1841 Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 22 May 1889 Woonsocket, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Burial Woonsocket, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Memorial ID 19937857

In 1861 he entered the Woonsocket National Bank and Woonsocket Institution for Savings as a clerk, becoming assistant cashier and assistant treasurer in 1876.

He was also prominently connected with several local business enterprises, having been one of the incorporators of the Woonsocket Rubber Company and an active director. Also director of the American Worsted Company, of the Woonsocket Machine and Press Company and the Bailey Wringing Machine Company. Mr. Ballou was treasurer for many years of the consolidated school district, active member of the Woonsocket Business Men's Association. He also held the position of treasurer of the Woonsocket Hospital Corporation.

A Republican in politics, Mr. Ballou was chosen a delegate to the national convention of 1888, to be held at Chicago. He made every preparation to attend, but his health was failing so rapidly that at the last moment he notified his alternate that he would be unable to act. He bravely fought the malady which had laid hold on him, seeking relief in Southern California, but to no avail. He was a long time member of the Universalist church, was assistant superintendent of the Sunday school, of which his father was superintendent for half a century, and when finally, on May 22, 1889, the end came, the city mourned the loss of a Christian gentleman, whom all delighted to honor.

Married Susan A, daughter of Willis Cook of Woonsocket on October 6, 1868.


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  • Maintained by: Kevin Avery
  • Originally Created by: Superkentman
  • Added: 17 Jun 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19937857
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Latimer Ballou (14 Oct 1841–22 May 1889), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19937857, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Woonsocket, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Kevin Avery (contributor 47024642) .