Harold Ball


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Harold Ball (b. 1895 – d. 1962) was born April 12, 1895 in Blountsville, Indiana. He was a resident of Prescott, Arizona for 43 years. He was a carpenter and building contractor and a long-time member of the Carpenter’s Union. In this photograph, he is shown with a team of oxen.

He was married to Mina Edna Ball (b. 1900 – d. 1953) and they moved together to Arizona in 1920. Mina was the daughter of Lottie Purvis (b. 1878 - ) and Henry Serface (b. 1875 - d. 1962). Mina is represented in the Territorial Women's Memorial Rose Garden of Prescott, Arizona, and is buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Prescott.

At the time of his death in 1962, Harold was survived by three daughters: Mrs. Cecil Burmister of Prescott, Mrs. Arden Carter of Walnut Grove and Mrs. Carol Vaughn of Eagle Mountain, California, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He died November 29, 1962 and is buried in the Mountain View Cemetery in Prescott.

Sources: Obituary, The Daily Courier newspaper; Sharlot Hall Archives.


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