Willa Ball (1899 - 1968)

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Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia

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Cornelia Beal Leonard Harty

Cornelia Beal Leonard Harty

John William Ball

John William Ball

Beverly Jeanne (Ball) Schneider

Beverly Jeanne (Ball) Schneider

Harry Ball

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Harry Ball

Harry Ball

George L Ball

George L Ball

Dorothy Hathaway family

Dorothy Hathaway family

Dorothy Hathaway Ball Family

Dorothy Hathaway Ball Family

Patricia Gail Chase

Patricia Gail Chase

Barbara Anne Ball

Barbara Anne Ball

Robert E Ball

Robert E Ball

Robert E Ball

Robert E Ball

Anthony Carl Ball

Anthony Carl Ball

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Martha Leirer Ball Cornelia Beal Leonard Harty John William Ball Beverly Jeanne (Ball) Schneider

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1899 - In the year that Willa Ball was born, on February 4th, the Philippine–American War began. The Philippines objected to the Treaty of Paris, signed in 1898, that transferred possession of the Philippines from Spain to the U.S. Filipinos began a fight for independence and fighting between U.S. forces and those of the Philippine Republic broke out. On June 2nd, the Philippines officially declared war on the United States.

1907 - By the time she was merely 8 years old, in October, over a 3 week period, the New York stock exchange fell almost 50% from the previous year's high mark. Public panic ensued and there were runs on banks since the U.S. was in the middle of a recession. J.P. Morgan offered his own fortune to back the banks and he was followed by other financiers. This temporarily shored up the banking system, stopping the immediate panic. All of this led to the creation of the Federal Reserve.

1910 - She was just 11 years old when the Mann Act, also called the White-Slave Traffic Act, was signed into law. Its purpose was to make it a felony to engage in interstate or foreign commerce transport of "any woman or girl for the purpose of prostitution or debauchery, or for any other immoral purpose". But the language was so broad that it was also applied to consensual sex between adults when wished.

1938 - She was 39 years old when on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

1968 - In the year of Willa Ball's passing, on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

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Willa Ball passed away in June 1968 at 68 years of age. No cause of death has been entered for Willa. She was born on August 11, 1899. We have no information about Willa's family or relationships. We know that Willa Ball had been residing in Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia.

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