Ball, Henry Arthur

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Henry Arthur Ball

Birth

Henry Arthur Ball was born on December 9, 1844, on a farm in the Switzkill Valley in Berne, Albany County, NY. His parents were Robert Ball (Jan.9, 1809-Sept. 11, 1893) and Anna Barbara Dietz (Oct. 17, 1815-Oct.16, 1897). His grandparents were John Peter Ball and Elisabeth Bogardus.

Marriage & Children

Henry was married to Caroline "Callie" Powers before 1870. They had one child:

  • Winfred A. Ball, born in March 1871. Married 16 May 1899 to Lura Pearl Bowes. Died 14 Nov. 1925 St. Paul, MN.

Callie died February 16, 1876. Following her death, Henry married before 1 June 1880 again to Jennie (b.abt. 1851 Ohio - d. aft. 1930).

Occupations

Henry was a farmer before the Civil War.[1]After the Civil War, like brothers Jerome and Seneca,both of whom were also in the Civil War, Henry move to the mid-west. He became a photographer in Grafton, ND. While he lived his adult life in the midwest, he often visited the family farm in the Switzkill Valley.

Henry A. Ball and J. O. Rindahl were partners in Ball & Rindahl Studio, Grafton, North Dakota, in 1890; a partner in Ball, Dix & Mead, Ft. Randall, Dakota Territory. The association with Dix and Mead would have been prior to 1890 as the Dakota Territory was divided into the states of North Dakota and South Dakota on November 2, 1889.web site

Census records:

  • 1870 - He was a photograph artist in Glencoe, McLeod, Minn. He and Callie were boarders.
  • 1875 - He and Caroline were in Wright, Franklin, Minn. Teffitory.
  • 1900 - He was a photographer in Grafton, Walsh, ND. He and Jennie had a servant and took in boarders.
  • 1910 - He and Jennie were living on Rittson Ave, Walsh, Grafton, ND. He was a photographer with his own gallery. They had a servant and took in boarders.
  • 1920 - He was a Justice of the Peace in Grafton, Walsh, ND. He and Jennie took in boarders.

Military Service

Name: Henry A. Ball
Residence: Berne[2]
Place of Birth: Berne, NY[2]
Date of Birth: 1844[2]
Names of Parents: Robert (Ball) and Barbara Dietz[2]
Marital Status: Single[2]
Term of Enlistment: 3 years[2]
Bounty Received: $100.00[2]
Enlistment Date: 5 Aug 1862[1]
Enlistment Place: Albany, NY
Enlistment Rank: Private[1]
State Served: New York
Regiment: 7th Regiment NY Heavy Artillery
Company: Company D[1]
Promotion Date: 1 Jan 1865
Promotion Rank: Corporal[1]
Promotion Date: 3 March 1865 or Jan 1, 1865[1]
Promotion Rank: Sergeant
Wounded: 7 June 1864[1]
Wounded at: Cold Harbor, VA.[1]
Muster Out Date: 16 June 1865[1]
Muster Out Place: Fort Federal Hill, Baltimore, MD
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at age 18. He was wounded in the big toe of his left foot.[1]
Sources Used: Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of New York For the Year 1897; 1865 census Berne, Albany Co.,NY; Keating, Robert, Carnival of Blood: The Civil War Ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery, Published by Butternut and Blue, Baltimore, Md 1998; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War

Death

Henry died on July 3, 1925, in Grafton, Walsh, N.D.

Other Media

At age 18, enlisted, August 5,1862, as private in Co. D; wounded in the left foot, big toe, June 7, 1864, at Cold Harbor; promoted corporal, January 1, 1865; sergeant March 3, 1865; mustered out, June 16, 1865.

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Keating, Robert, Carnival of Blood: The Civil War Ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery, Published by Butternut and Blue, Baltimore, Md 1998
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War

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