Ball, Hazel Mae

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Hazel Mae Ball


Hazel Mae Ball was born 19 July 1895 in Knox, the only daughter born to Charles E. Ball and Minnie Bell Onderdonk and was the sister of Clyde L. Ball.


Hazel was a farm wife and home maker living along the Switzskill Creek in the Town Of Berne.

Marriage & Children

Hazel Mae Ball married Leroy S. Bailey on November 27, 1917 in the Town Of Berne. This union produced one daughter Lois Evadine Bailey who was born on November 28, 1919 and died July 4th, 1972. Lois married Raymond Lendrum. They had a son Charles. She later married Hensdell Stevenson, a General Electric employee. -- Leroy Bailey, husband to Hazel, grew up on his parents' (James Bailey and Gorgiana Delameter) farm on lot no. 538, the former Paul Shultes farm that bordered the former Robert Ball farm. It is the current Robert Motschmann farm on Ravine Road. In 1797, Johannis Ecker, Jr. had the first Van Rennselaer lease on this farm.---As a young woman living with her parents, Hazel traved often, and sent many post cards to her brother, Clyde, who had a large card collection. In their later years, Hazel and Roy Bailey moved to the Village of Westerlo, where Roy worked for the Hannay Reels Co.


Hazel Ball Bailey died February 17, 1970, at age 74. She was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, Berne, Albany County, NY.


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