Obituary Details

William Wallace Ball

(10/18/1884 - 02/01/1941)
Courtesy of The Lusk Herald, 02/06/1941

Last Rites Held For Lost Springs Man

Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at the Lost springs hall for William W. Ball, who passed away at his home early Saturday Evening, February 1, 1941, after several weeks' illness.

Mr. Ball had suffered for some time of a heart ailment and had been a patient in the Lusk Hospital where he apparently responded favorably to treatments and his conditions had improved to the point where he was allowed to return to his ranch home Saturday. Suffering a relapse the same evening he passed away but a few hours from the time of his arrival home.

William Wallace Ball was born at California Junction, Iowa, on October 18, 1884, and moved with his parents to Chadron, Nebraska in 1887 where he grew to manhood and continued to make his residence in that city until 1919. He was united in marriage to Effie Sharp on November 1, 1907 and to this union one child was born, Margaret who now resides at London, Kentucky. Mrs. Ball passed away June 4, 1926.

In 1905 Mr. Ball had entered the employ of the Chicago and Northwestern railroad at Chadron, and some years later became a conductor, which position he held with the railroad until March 1, 1919 when he resigned to move to Wyoming, settling on a ranch near Lost Springs where he spent the remainder of his life, passing away on February 1, 1941, at the age of 56 years, three months and 13 days.

On June 14, 1927 he married Margaret Wright, who was his constant companion and helpmate throughout his remaining days. He raised in the Masonic order April 3, 1914, and later joined the Order of the Eastern Star, in which organization he served as Worthy Patron at Manville Wyoming during the years 1933-34.

He leaves his wife, Margaret, of Lost Springs, Wyoming; his daughter, Margaret,of London, Kentucky, and his mother, Mrs. Isabelle Ball of Chadron, Nebraska, besides a sister, Wilma, of Chadron; and four brothers , Francis and Chester of Chadron, Nebraska; James of Chicago; and Ernest of Huron, South Dakota. He also leaves a step-son Wilbur, and step-daughter, Margaret, of Lost Springs, and seven grandchildren.

Rev. Millard H. Marshall of Lusk was in charge of the services at Lost springs Tuesday morning which were attended by the Order of the Eastern Star of Manville in a body. His remains were shipped to Chadron, Nebraska where a Masonic Service was held at the Chadron Methodist Church, Wednesday, February 5 at 3:00 o'clock p.m. and interment was in the Chadron cemetery.

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