Personal information about Charles Ball

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Burial Information

Name on burial register:
   Charles Ball
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Age at death:
Date of burial:
   18 June 1931
Abode at death:
(according to burial register)
   11 Argyle Road, Newbury
Burial register information:
Book number: 1917
Page number: 156
Record number: 10842
Official at burial:
   W.L. Jones
Source of information:
  Burial Register

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Obituaries and Newspaper announcements

Charles Ball
Article source:    Newbury Weekly News and Mrs Pattison
Date of source:    18 June 1931
Copyright:    © Newbury Weekly News







The death occurred at King John’s Alms-houses on Saturday night, after a lingering illness, of Mr. Charles Ball.  Like his wife he was a native of Hurstbourne Tarrant, and on coming to Newbury they linked themselves with the Primitive Methodists.  For 13 years from the time the present church in Bartholomew-street was built in 1877 they acted as joint caretakers, and since they have been keenly identified with the activities of the church, Mr. Ball having served as a sidesman for many years.  He had practically no schooling, and when seven years of age started “bird-scaring” at a shilling a week.  Then he earned 2s. 6d. a week looking after four horses.  Afterwards he was coachman to the late Mr. Charles Nutley, in Newbury, and continued to drive horses when the brewery passed into the hands of Mr. Finn.  In his prime he was a keen cricketer, and could handle a bat and ball with ability.  Mr. and Mrs. Ball, who brought up seven children, celebrated their diamond wedding in April four years ago, when they received congratulations from the King and queen.  Mr. Ball was 86 years of age and is survived by his wife, who will be 85 next month.


The funeral takes place to-day (Thursday), a service being held at the Primitive Methodist Church at 3 p.m., the interment being in Newtown-road Cemetery.


Also :   He married Sarah Hilliar in 1867 and they had 7 children: William, Lillian, Elizabeth, George, Edith, Henry and one other who died.   Sarah died 22/02/1938 aged 92 years.


NWN 18/06/1931

Mrs P p. 162 p 22

b. 06/12/1844

d. 13/06/1932 aged 86 years


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