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Biographical Sketch of Thomas P. Ballard

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Ballard, Thomas P.; real estate; born, Canton, O., Apr. 27, 1854; son of Martin and Sophia Ball Ballard; educated, A. B. Amherst College, 1876 and A. M. 1879; married, Columbus, O., Jan. 20, 1886, Isabella Clerk (deceased) ; one son, Clifford B. Ballard; married, Cambridge, Mass., Aug. 29, 1907, Frances Anne Keay; one son, Hyde Whitcomb Ballard; 1877-79, supt. schools Navarre, O.; 1879-80, prin. Unadilla N. Y. Academy; 1880-90, agt. for Ginn & Co. of Boston at Columbus, O.; 1890, admitted as partner of Ginn & Co., 1892-99, Chicago office of Ginn & Co.; 1899-1906, social and settlement worker, Philadelphia; 1906, real estate, Cleveland; 1894-99, trustee Chicago Commons; 1897-99, trustee Cong. City Mission Society, Chicago; 1895-8, trustee Central Cong. Church, Philadelphia; 1913, director Civic League, Cleveland; member Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity; 1886-91, Columbus, O., Club, Chicago; Union League, Congregational, Sunset, Evanston, Amherst, Evans-ton Boat Club; Cleveland City Club; Council of Sociology; member Chamber of Commerce; committee on Municipal Affairs, 1912; vice pres. Cleveland Real Estate Board, 1911; chairman Board of Trustees, 1912, and pres....

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Biography of H. O. Ballard

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Dairying is rapidly becoming an important industry in north-eastern Oklahoma and modernly equipped and sanitary establishments of this kind in Washington county are making this section a valuable factor in developing the resources of the state. Among the men who are identified with this phase of activity is numbered H. O. Ballard, a partner in the Empire Dairy Company, which is conducting one of the leading enterprises of the kind in this part of the state. Mr. Ballard is a native of the east. He was born in Friendship, Allegany county, New York, August 7, 1873, and on reaching years of maturity he became connected with oil interests of that state. In 1896 he made his way to the middle west, locating in Kansas, where he continued his identification with the oil industry, while later he became associated with the Quapaw Gas Company, which was subsequently absorbed by the Empire Company. He continued with the latter corporation for nine years, resigning his position to engage in contracting and drilling on his own account, and he was thus occupied for a year. For the past three years Mr. Ballard has concentrated his attention upon dairying, his business associates being H. V. Foster and H. R. Straight, and their interests are conducted under the firm style of the...

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Ballard, Meade Blackburn – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Meade Blackburn Ballard, 84, of Union died Dec. 16, 2005. a memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday May 6 at the Union Cemetery. Mr. Ballard was born Feb. 14, 1921, to Andrew Meade an Daisy DeForest Sims Ballard on Little Sheep Creek in Wallowa county. He graduated from Union High School in 1939, and on Aug. 21, 1940, he married Darlene H. Pratt in Wieser, Idaho. He served in the Navy during World War II and worked for the Forest Service, as a logger, in sawmills, as a farmer and for the Union Pacific Railroad. He retired in 1983. He was a member of the High Valley Post of the VFW and enjoyed working around the house, gardening, flowers, cutting and splitting wood and being with his family. Survivors include his wife of Baker city; children nd their spouses, Dixie and Carl Komperda of Milton, Fla., Connie and Jeff Peck of Sparks, Nev., DeForest “Tork” and Wanda Ballard of Baker City, and Sue Fuzi of Payette, Idaho; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. A half-sister, Eva, and a daughter, Louann Davis, both died earlier. Memorials may be made to the High Valley VFW or the Bobcat Foundation, P.O. Box 91, Union 97883. The Observer, Obituaries for the week ending May 4, 2006 – Published: May...

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Rough Riders

Compiled military service records for 1,235 Rough Riders, including Teddy Roosevelt have been digitized. The records include individual jackets which give the name, organization, and rank of each soldier. They contain cards on which information from original records relating to the military service of the individual has been copied. Included in the main jacket are carded medical records, other documents which give personal information, and the description of the record from which the information was obtained.

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Biography of Dr. Levi W. Ballard

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now DR. LEVI W. BALLARD. – The subject of this sketch was born in Petersburg, Hillsborough county, New Hampshire, on December 21, 1815, and is the son of William and T.B. Downing Ballard. He was educated in the common schools of his native place, and went to Hancock Academy in Hancock for two years, after which, in 1837, he came to New Jersey and taught school for three years. After engaging with but poor success in the mercantile business, he removed to Ohio and engaged in different occupations, until finally, taking up the study of medicine, he entered the Cleveland Medical College and graduated as M.D. in 1848. He then engaged in the practice of his profession until 1852; when, on account of the loss of his wife, he, in April of that year, started across the plains to California, where he arrived in September. He followed mining for a time; but, meeting with no success, in January of 1853, he returned via the isthmus of Panama to Ohio to settle up important business. After closing his affairs at that place, he again started across the plains to California, but while on the journey was persuaded to come to Oregon, and arrived at The Dalles July 14, 1853. He remained at The Dalles until 1854, after which...

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Biography of David E. Ballard

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now David E. Ballard is living retired at Washington, Kansas, at the age of eighty-one. Most of his active contemporaries in the strenuous achievements of his earlier years have long since passed away. Mr. Ballard is one of the few survivors of the prominent Kansans who actually laid the foundation of the state. His name is especially associated with the organization of Washington County and the establishment of Washington as its county seat. It was only a few years ago that he disposed of many of his extensive interests, and is now devoting his life to rest and travel. He had taken a permanent home at Miami, Florida, and just recently he returned from a visit to relatives at Lansing, Michigan, and Jamaica Plains, near Boston. Mr. Ballard inherits the splendid qualities of the New England type. He is descended from William and Grace Ballard, who came from England and settled at Andover, Massachusetts, in 1635. His father, Appleton Ballard, was born in New Hampshire in 1808, went to Vermont at the age of twenty-one, married there and became a farmer, and in 1837 located at Sparta, Ohio. There he worked at the trade of shoemaker, built a store, and in 1846 removed to the newly established town of Lansing, Michigan, where the capital of the state...

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