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Last 3 children of Elizabeth Ann Oliver nee Ball

To finish off my series of posts about the grandchild of Elizabeth Ann Ball, I will quickly mention her youngest 3 children. George William Douglas Oliver (born in 1888) was not yet married when he went off to serve in the First World War.  He was killed in action on 4 July 1918. Yesterday, I… Continue reading Last 3 children of Elizabeth Ann Oliver nee Ball

Trove Tuesday

Trove Tuesday – Duncan and Priscilla Fraser

Last week, I shared a few articles I had found for David Slawson, who was a cousin of my 3x great grandmother Ann Slawson.  One of Ann’s daughters, Christene Priscilla Ball (also known as Priscilla Christine), married Duncan Fraser. This week, I have decided to share a couple of articles that I found for Duncan… Continue reading Trove Tuesday – Duncan and Priscilla Fraser

Surname Saturday

Surname Saturday – Ball (Australia-Sweden-England)

The first person in my tree with this surname was my 2x great grandmother Elizabeth Ann Ball.  Elizabeth was born 27 December 1856 in Little Cremorne Street, Richmond in the Colony of Victoria.  She was the daughter of William Edward Ball and Ann Slawson. William Edward Ball married Ann Slawson on 18 January 1855 at… Continue reading Surname Saturday – Ball (Australia-Sweden-England)

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

52 Ancestors #7 Ann Slawson

Last week my Ancestor of the Week was William Edward Ball.  This week my Ancestor of the Week is his wife, Ann Slawson. Their daughter Elizabeth's birth certificate shows Ann was born at Brigstock, Northumberland, England.  The certificate also shows Ann was 20 years old. William and Ann were married 18 January 1855, and at the time… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #7 Ann Slawson

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

52 Ancestors #6 William Edward Ball

Last week I looked at my ancestor, George Oliver.  As I don't have much information on his wife, Elizabeth Ann Ball, I have decided to skip to Elizabeth's father, William Edward Ball. Elizabeth's birth certificate stated that her father, William Edward Ball, was a storeman.  He was 31 years old, and had been born in Gottenburgh,… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #6 William Edward Ball