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Name Ball family
Notes The five Ball brothers were Lucius Lorenzo (wife: Sarah Rogers), William Charles (wife: Emma Wood), Edmund Burke (wife: Bertha Crosley), Frank Clayton (wife: Elizabeth "Bessie" Brady), and George Alexander (wife: Frances Woodworth). Four of the brothers -- Frank, Edmund, Wiliam and George -- founded Ball Brothers Glass Manufacturing Company to make fruit jars. Lucius was company doctor and a board member.

Associated Records

Card, Sympathy -

Cards: Floral sympathy cards that accompanied the flowers sent to George A. Ball's funeral at Meek's Mortuary.

Image of Certificate - Ordre national De La Légion D'Honneur

Certificate - Ordre national De La Légion D'Honneur

Certificate: National Order of the French Legion of Honor to Bertha Crosley Ball for philanthropy and bestowing her with the decoration of Chevalier.

Newspaper -

Newspaper: The Munice Morning Star, vol. 50, no. 206.

Material, Archival -

Letter and postcard re: Edmund and Virginia Ball's visit to Lincoln Marriage Temple, Harrodsburg, Kentucky; sympathy flower cards for Bertha C. Ball.

Material, Archival -

Condolences to the Edmund F. Ball family at Bertha Crosley Ball's death, business and membership cards, news clippings, ration cards, special events materials, items relating to E.F. Ball's fishing trips.

Newspaper - The Muncie Evening Press

Newspaper: The Muncie Evening Press, vol. 53, no. 207. Headlines about death of Bertha Crosley Ball and Dr. Clay A. Ball named Doctor of the Year.

Image of Clipping, Newspaper - "Seven of the Youngest Musicians in Indiana"

Clipping, Newspaper - "Seven of the Youngest Musicians in Indiana"

Laminated copy of a newspaper clipping: "Seven of the Youngest Musicians in Indiana" William H. Ball is on the right holding a violin. Other children are holding mandolins, a guitar, and a violin. Back is another photocopied page dated Feb. 1, 1850, and is a list of supplies and purchasers.

Film, Motion Picture -

Film: Motion picture film of the Ball Memorial Dedication, 1937.

Newspaper - The Muncie Evening Press

March 19, 1943 issue of the Muncie Evening Press includes an article on the death of Frank C. Ball.

Newspaper - The Muncie Evening Press

Newspaper: The Muncie Evening Press, vol. 51, no. 220, headline "George Alexander Ball Dies".

Photocopy - Herrodsburg Herald, The

Newspapers: The Herrodsburg Herald, vols. 44, dedication of the Lincoln Marriage Temple.

Newspaper - The Muncie Evening Press

Newspaper: The Muncie Evening Press, vol. 53, no. 207. Articles about Dr. Clay A. Ball, and the death of Bertha C. Ball.

Material, Archival -

Collection containing a variety of materials relating to: Ball Corporation [and its various entities] advertising materials, family items, correspondence, research notes, manuscripts, photographs, schoolwork, and other miscellaneous items.

Material, Archival -

Materials relating to Lucius S. Ball property, business ventures and taxes. Also similar materials of George H. Ball.

Image of Plate, Printing

Plate, Printing -

Copper printing plate mounted on a wood block. The image is of a plumb, level, square and mallet presented by the architect, George F. Schreiber, of the Frank Elliott Ball residence hall at Ball State University.

Image of Plate, Printing

Plate, Printing -

Copper printing plate mounted on a wood block with paper on the bottom. The image is an architect's drawing of the Frank Elliott Ball residence hall at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana.

Image of Plate, Printing

Plate, Printing -

Copper printing plate mounted on a wood block that has paper adhered to the bottom side. The photographic image of the plate features from left to right: Dr. Glen Frank, George A. Ball, L. A. Pittenger and Frank C. Ball. This photograph was taken at the unveiling ceremonies of the statue of Beneficence on Ball State University's campus.

Image of Plate, Printing

Plate, Printing -

Copper printing plate mounted on a wood block that has paper adhered to the bottom surface. The image is of Keuka College, New York.

Image of Plate, Printing

Plate, Printing -

Copper printing plate mounted on a wood block. The image is of a bronze tablet with the five Ball brothers depicted. The masonic symbol is beneath their names. At the bottom of the tablet it reads: IN GRATEFUL APPRECIATION THIS TABLET IS PLACED BY THE MUNCIE MASONIC TEMPLE ASSOCIATION / 1924.