Posted by: Beth | April 13, 2012

William Tracy Ball – Newspaper article about his death

HEART ATTACK PROVES FATAL TO SUGAR COMPANY OFFICIAL

William T. Ball Succumbed At Home Here Early Friday Following Short Illness – Was at Desk in Local Factory Yesterday

Following a short serious illness, William Tracy Ball, assistant superintendent of the Longmont Great Western Sugar company plant, succumbed at his residence east of town Friday morning at 1:30 o’clock. A heart attack caused his death.
The deceased had awakened about midnight and a physician was called but without avail. Mr. Ball had been at his desk at the factory yesterday, but had not been feeling well for several weeks. Mr. Ball was born in Fosland, Ill., Sept. 15, 1873, and was 58 years and 3 days old at the time of his death. He came to Longmont in 1903, and was a member of the Christian church where he served as deacon for 10 years. Surviving relatives include the widow, Mrs. Nettie Ball, Longmont, and two sons, Perry, Morino, Colo., and Robert of Longmont. Two daughters also are living: Mrs. Gladys Carlisle, Somerton, Ariz., and Miss Virginia Ball, Clarkson, Neb. A sister, Mrs. K.D. Boyed, resides in Fosland, Ill. Four brothers are living: Oliver Ball and Corley Ball of Fosland: Dave of Champaigne, Ill., and Sherman of Rocky Ford, Colo. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Transcribed as published on 18 Sep 1931 inThe Longmont Times – Call Newspaper

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