William Charles Ball

William Charles Ball

Greensburg, Summit County, Ohio, USA
Death 30 Apr 1921 (aged 68)
Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana, USA
Burial Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana, USA
Plot W.C. Ball Mausoleum
Memorial ID 63500234 · View Source
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William Charles Ball, 69, secretary of the Ball Brothers Glass Manufacturing Company, prominent Muncie resident, and widely known throughout this and other states, died at 3:15 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the family home in Minnetrista boulevard, following a week's illness of pneumonia.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the St. Johns Universalist Church, with the Rev. Harry Adams Heresy and the Muncie Commandery No. 18 Knights Templar, in charge. Interment will be made in Beech Grove Cemetery. The casket will not be opened at the church.

Mr. Ball was born in Greensburg, Ohio, August 13, 1852, the third of eight children born to Lucius Syles and maria B. Ball. In 1867, the family moved to Canandaigua County, N.Y., where Mr. Ball attended the public schools and the Canandaigua Academy. After the death of his father, the family moved to Buffalo, N.Y. where the five brothers began their industrial career in a manufacturing business.

In 1887 following the discovery of natural gas in Muncie, Mr. Ball's four brothers moved to this city and established the foundation of their present business, although William remained in Buffalo in charge of the factory in that city. A few years later, he joined his brothers in Muncie and had resided here since that time.
In December 1890. Mr. Ball was united in marriage to Miss Emma C. Wood, who survives him.

Besides the widow, one son, William H. Ball, a daughter-in-law, Mrs. W. H. Ball, granddaughter, Lucina Ball; four brothers, Frank C. Ball, George A. Ball, Lucius L. Ball, Edmund B. Ball, and one sister, Frances A. Mauck, wife of J.W. Mauck, president of Hillsdale College, Mich., survive.

Through all his residence in this city, Mr. Ball was active in his personal business and in civic welfare. Everything that was worthy appealed to him and received his sympathy and support. The cause of human brotherhood made a strong appeal to him and he identified himself closely with religious, civic and fraternal orders.
He was prominent in Masonic circles and for many years was an active member of the Muncie Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, all offices of which he had served with honor. At the time of his death he was a past eminent commander of Muncie Commandery, and a thirty-second degree Scottish Rite Mason. Mr. Ball had been a member and active worker in St. Johns Universalist Church from the time of his residence in Muncie. He had recently succeeded his brother, F.C. Ball as superintendent of the Sunday school. In the Chamber of Commerce and the Exchange Club, Mr. Ball manifested his deep interest in the welfare and prosperity of his city. He was a mean of great refinement and aesthetic taste. Everything that was beautiful in art, literature, music and life awakened a heart response in his heart. His mind was richly stored with rare gems of both prose and poetry, with which he delighted and inspired his friends and associates. He found the world a good and beautiful place to live in and endeavored to show his appreciation by contributing of his own life to everything that was good, noble, beautiful and true.

Evidence of his generosity will long remain in Muncie as a memorial to the man. In his office, his home, his church, in lodge and in all his varied capacities and activities, he was ever a lovable and dependable man. His death is distinctly a community loss.

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 63500234
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Charles Ball (13 Aug 1852–30 Apr 1921), Find a Grave Memorial no. 63500234, citing Beech Grove Cemetery, Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Jane (contributor 47242360) .