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 Maria Ball

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Maria Ball

  • Birth 1852 England
  • Death 18 Dec 1930 California, USA
  • Burial Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Plot Block G Lot 88
  • Memorial ID 66445569

Maria was born on the Isle of Jersey where her father and mother had moved in 1850 as her dad, Isaac, worked near Le Hague at the manor house there for Capt. Pipon as a gardener. The captain met a Canadian and married her and left the manor in charge of Isaac where Amos and Maria were raised for several years.. The family moved to St Helier's, Isle of Jersey, where her father was employed by Charles Tennyson, the brother of Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Maria was a talented dress maker and was employed by the Tennyson family to make dresses. The family returned to England in 1874 when Maria was a young woman in her twenties.

She immigrated to the US after her only brother, Amos Ball's, wife, Selina Scoble Ball, died in 1909 in Toledo, Tama County, Iowa, where she lived with her brother and his family. She never married. Later, after her brother retired, the 2 of them moved to California where all 4 of his daughters lived and she lived there with is brother, Amos, until she died in 1930.


Inscription

She hath done what she could.


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  • Created by: Duke Fuller
  • Added: 3 Mar 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 66445569
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maria Ball (1852–18 Dec 1930), Find A Grave Memorial no. 66445569, citing Long Beach Municipal Cemetery, Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Duke Fuller (contributor 47330664) .