Name: Samuel Walter BALL
Given Name: Samuel Walter
Birth: 4 Aug 1867/1868 in GALESBURG, Knox, ILL
Death: 30 Jan 1929 in Louisville, Cass, Nebraska 1
Burial: RIVERVIEW CEM, Louisville, Cass, Nebraska
Reference Number: K6SV-1GL
Change Date: 6 Jan 2010 at 10:46:34|
Father: James M. BALL b: 17 Sep 1831 in Freedom, Cattaraugus, New York
Mother: Julia Etta NOE b: 25 Jan 1839 in New Jersey, United States
Ellen URWIN b: Apr 1864 in Nebraska, United States
24 Jun 1890
in Plattsmouth, Cass, Nebraska, United States 2
- Clara L. BALL b: May 1892 in Louisville, Cass, Nebraska
- Edna BALL b: 29 Apr 1895 in Louisville, Cass, Nebraska
- Harvey Monroe BALL b: 18 Jan 1897 in Louisville, Cass, Nebraska
- Title: Obituary for Samuel W. Ball February 8, 1929
Author: Louisville, Cass Co., Nebraska Newspaper
Publication: Paper entitled " The Biggest Little Town In Nebraska"
Text: Obituary for Samuel w. ball February 8, 1929, Louisville, Cass, Nebraska
Well-loved pioneer answers last summons, S. W. Ball passes away at the M. E. Hospital in Omaha -- had resided here 40 years.
The death of S. W. Ball a well loved and highly esteemed resident of Louisville for almost forty years, occurred at the M. E. Hospital in Omaha on Wednesday of last week 30 Jan 1929. After an illness covering a period of several years although he had been in the hospital a very short time. His death was caused from heart trouble, a post mortem exam indicating that the lower part of his heart was paralyzed and that death might have taken him suddenly at any moment. Samuel Walter Ball was born 4 august 1867, at Galesburg, ill. And at the time of his passing he was 61 years 5 months and 26 days old. At the age of four, he accompanied his parents the late Mr. and Mrs. James M. Ball to Omaha, in the year of 1871. They located on a farm in Sarpy co. near Springfield in the year 1874. Mr. Ball came to Louisville July 8, 1889and had lived here continually ever since almost 10 years. He was married to Ellen Irwin on 24 June 1891, this being an unusually happy union, each being devoted to the other. Mr. ball was converted to the free Methodist faith in the year 1904 and united with the church at Louisville in July 1905. He was a devoted member of his faith, was interested in home and especially in foreign missions and gave largely of his earnings to all worthy causes. He lived a Christian life and was greatly respected and loved by the whole community.
The funeral occurred on Sunday afternoon from the Methodist church, the services being in charge of the Reverend V. A. Bagley pastor of the free Methodist church at Fremont, assisted by Reverend C. F. Chitty, of Omaha, rev. R. E. Compton of Weeping Water and Reverend R. P. Booher, pastor of the Methodist church at Louisville. These reverend gentlemen were old time friends of the deceased and had been closely associated with him in church work and the family appreciated the fine tributes paid to Mr. Ball in their remarks.
The pallbearers were E. Sundstrom, A. Liden, Thomas Simonton, E. N. Hal, C. J. Pankonin and Leonard Recard. Many beautiful floral offerings testified to the respect of the friends, one especially being from the businessmen and friends of Louisville.
Mr. ball was one of twelve children, only six brothers of the 12 surviving. They are James, of North Platte; Elmer and Asa of Los Angeles; Ben formerly of Omaha, and John, also of Omaha, and Lester of Springfield. He leaves his widow, one son Harvey of Louisville and two daughters. They are Mrs. Sam leered of Liewellyn and Mrs. Clara Clifford of Omaha. Two grandchildren also survive. They are Gladys and jack Clifford, of Omaha, who made their home with their grandparents and attended school here.
Mr. Ball conducted a barbershop in Louisville and he was attentive to his business duties, was honest and upright in all his dealings and his family and host of friends will sadly miss him. Interment was in the Ball Cemetery in Sarpy County, were many of his relatives are laid to rest. The courier joins with the community in extending deepest sympathy to the family in their great sorrow and loss.
- Title: Samuel Ball and Wife Ellen Urwin:
Author: State of Nebraska, County of Cass.
Page: Record No. G Page 173
Text: Issued 24 June 1890, Plattsmouth, Nebraska, Married by B. S. Ramsey, County Jundge.
Ellen Urwin Age 21 Color White: Samuel Ball Age 22, Color White.