Lillie Ballard (1884 - 1970)

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Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama

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Alice Ghostley, Kaye Ballard and Julie Andrews

Alice Ghostley, Kaye Ballard and Julie Andrews

Dorothy Fields fan Kaye Ballard

Dorothy Fields fan Kaye Ballard

Watkins, Adams Co., Colorado - 1915 (001)

Watkins, Adams Co., Colorado - 1915 (001)

Callie Ballard, Nevada

Callie Ballard, Nevada

Thousand Springs Camp, Nevada

Thousand Springs Camp, Nevada

Thousand Springs Camp, Nevada

Thousand Springs Camp, Nevada

Steven and Marion unknown

Steven and Marion unknown

Mr. Ellis, Mrs Campbell and Callie Ballard

Mr. Ellis, Mrs Campbell and Callie Ballard

Ben, Callie Ballard, and Mrs Sumner

Ben, Callie Ballard, and Mrs Sumner

Callie Ballard, Ben, and Mary January

Callie Ballard, Ben, and Mary January

Robert and Wilma Lessig

Robert and Wilma Lessig

William A. and Mary (Ballard) January

William A. and Mary (Ballard) January

Hallie Smith

Hallie Smith

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Callie Ballard's daughter Marie Alice Ghostley, Kaye Ballard and Julie Andrews Dorothy Fields fan Kaye Ballard Watkins, Adams Co., Colorado - 1915 (001)

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1884 - In the year that Lillie Ballard was born, on August 5th, the cornerstone for the base of the Statue of Liberty - a gift from the people of France - was laid. 120,000 people - most donations were $1 - donated to the completion of the base. An 1883 poem by Emma Lazarus was also written to raise funds. That poem was included in the base of the statue and is well known today. The most famous phrase: "Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

1894 - By the time she was only 10 years old, on April 21st, a coal miners' strike closed mines throughout the central United States. The Panic of 1893, and the resulting depression, hit coal miners hard and the miners only struck for 8 weeks - they couldn't afford to live without their wages any longer.

1914 - By the time she was 30 years old, in only his second big-screen appearance, Charlie Chaplin played the Little Tramp, his most famous character. The silent film was made in January and released the following year. Of the character, Chaplin said: "On the way to the wardrobe I thought I would dress in baggy pants, big shoes, a cane and a derby hat. I wanted everything a contradiction: the pants baggy, the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large." The moustache was added to age his 24-year-old face without masking his expressions.

1931 - When she was 47 years old, on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

1970 - In the year of Lillie Ballard's passing, on May 1st, US troops invaded Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War. The invasion of Cambodia was a Nixon policy, although it was argued against by both his Secretary of State and his Secretary of Defense.

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Lillie Ballard passed away in February 1970 at age 85. No cause of death has been entered. She was born on April 12, 1884. There is no information about Lillie's family or relationships. We know that Lillie Ballard had been residing in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama.

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