Posted by: Beth | November 17, 2017

MRIN-19L Alice V Ball

Alice Ball was born on March 25, 1881 on the family farm just outside of Foosland, Champaign County, Illinois. She was the youngest of thirteen children born to Robert Gore Ball and Susan Jane Brock. She married Jesse Loren Lewis in 1905 in Foosland and the couple moved to Carlinville, Macoupin, Illinois. On June 16, 1931, at the age of 50, Alice died from pneumonia anemia. Her Funeral was held at the Foosland M.E. Church. Burial was in the Mount Hope Cemetery

Dr. Jesse Loren Lewis, who preferred to go by Loren, was born August 7, 1882 in Hammond, Piatt County, Illinois to Aaron Lewis and Martha Coward. For 45 years he was an Osteopathic Practitioner in Carlinville, Illinois. He died at a hospital in Urbana, Illinois at age 79 on April 19, 1962. He was buried next to his wife in the Mount Hope Cemetery.

Alice and Loren had one child, Loren Leland Lewis who preferred to go by Leland (1906-1955).



  1. Thanks for posting all of this wonderful information, you turned up as a match for my son ‘WL’ on FTdna family finder (2-4th cousin). I have no idea how he would fit in, we know very little about his paternal side, and aren’t ‘looking’ for anything, but it’s fascinating. But I love history and enjoy reading your posts.
    I read that you’ve been ill – prayers.

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