Dr Lucius Lorenzo Ball

Dr Lucius Lorenzo Ball

Birth
Greensburg, Summit County, Ohio, USA
Death 22 Jul 1932 (aged 82)
Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana, USA
Burial Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana, USA
Plot Section A, Lot 3
Memorial ID 63498378 · View Source
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Dr. Lucius L. Ball, 82, the eldest of the Ball Brothers, Muncie philanthropists, died at 12:20 o'clock Tuesday morning at his home on Minnetrista Boulevard, following an extended illness. A resident of Muncie for more than 30 years, he gained many friendships here and was loved by all who knew him. His untimely death came as a distinct shock to the many friends of the community.
Dr. Ball was born in Greensburg, Trumbull County, Ohio, on March 29 1850, his father, Lucius Stiles Ball, born in Ascot, Canada, and his mother, Maria P. (Bingham) Ball born in Stansted, Canada. When he was 12 years old, his father and mother and family moved to New York state, locating near Buffalo, and two years later they moved to Canandaigua, New York, where they remained for ten years. The children attended the public schools and completed their education in Canandaigua Academy. The fater died in Canandaigua on January 25, 1878, and shortly after his death the mother and five sons moved to Buffalo, N.Y. where Lucius Ball entered the medical department of the University of Buffalo and was graduated in 1889.
For three years thereafter, Dr. Ball served as house physician in the Adrian Hospital in Pennsylvania and then began the practice of medicine in Buffalo. In 1894, he rejoined his brothers in Muncie. The year before he married Sarah Rogers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Rogers of Buffalo.
Although retired from active practice of his profession for many years, Dr. Ball kept abreast of new discoveries in medical science and in touch with his profession and he held membership relations with the state and national medical societies, the American Medical Association, the Muncie Academy of Medicine, the Delaware-Blackford Medical Society; and with the Medical Section of the American Life Insurance Convention. Dr. Ball was a member of Muncie Lodge No. 433, F and AM, Muncie Commandery No. 18, Knights of Templar, and a thirty-second degree Mason. He was also a member of St. John's Universalist Church.
Those surviving him are the widow, Sarah, at home; two brothers, Frank C. and George A. Ball, prominent Muncie manufacturers; one daughter, Mrs. Leland Robinson of Bronxville N.Y.; and one grandson, Lucius Ashley Robinson of Bronxville.
The body was removed from the home to the Meeks Mortuary on East Washington Street and arrangements for the funeral will be made today. It was said this morning that services probably will be conducted Sunday afternoon.
Two brothers, William C. Ball and Edmund B. Ball, died in recent years. Dr. Ball practiced his profession in Muncie until about 12 years ago, maintaining offices in the Wysor Block at the time of his retirement. He was also affiliated with his brothers in the Ball Brothers Glass Manufacturing Company until a few years ago. He was active in the local medical societies and he was widely acquainted in Muncie and vicinity. He was also active in the affairs of the Masonic Lodge.


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  • Created by: Jane
  • Added: 30 Dec 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 63498378
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Lucius Lorenzo Ball (29 Mar 1850–22 Jul 1932), Find a Grave Memorial no. 63498378, citing Beech Grove Cemetery, Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Jane (contributor 47242360) .