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Grant Wesley Ball

Male 1917 - 1976  (59 years)


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  • Name Grant Wesley Ball  [1, 2
    Born 14 Feb 1917  Elkland Township, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Sep 1976  Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • He was the best man at the wedding of Julia Crocker and Norman Armstrong.

      Cass City Chronicle
      Thursday, September 23, 1976
      Page 1

      Two killed in separate grinding auto crashes

      Two persons were killed and a third remained in critical condition following one of the bloodiest four days on Tuscola county roads in recent memory.

      Grant Wesley Ball, 59, of 6806 E. Cass City Road, became the county's seventeenth traffic fatality of 1976 Saturday night when he died from multiple injuries suffered in a car-truck crash at the intersection of Mushroom and Crawford Roads late Thursday evening.

      Caro State Police reported Ball was northbound on Crawford Road when his pickup was struck in the driver's side by a car driven by Josephine OLEWSKI, 68, of Decker….Police said Ball apparently did not stop for the intersection…the force of the crash threw both vehicles into a field….Ball was taken to Hills and Dales General Hospital reportedly suffering from a punctured lung and several broken ribs. He remained in critical condition until Saturday night when an attempt was made to transfer him to a Saginaw hospital. Ball reportedly died shortly after 9 p.m. en route.  Mrs. Olewski was listed in satisfactory condition at Marlette Community Hospital. The accident took place at 4:15 p.m.

      Grant Wesley Ball was born February 4, 1917, in Elkland township, son of the late John and Maggie Pitcher BALL. He married Miss Laura CROCKER, July 15, 1938, in Cass City. He was a co-owner and president of Hunt Construction Company of Cass City, and was a member of the Michigan Road Builders Association. He was also a member of Salem United Methodist church and chairman of the Pastor Parish Board. He was a member of the Gavel Club. He was also a former Evergreen township trustee.

      Survivors included his widow: two sons, Wesley of Reese and Donald of Cass City; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were scheduled Wednesday afternoon from Little's Funeral Home with Rev. Eldred Kelley, pastor of Salem United Methodist church, officiating. Burial was in Elkland cemetery.
    Person ID I5338  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Family Laura Molly Crocker,   b. 24 Aug 1917, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 2006, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 15 Jul 1938  Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Volume 23 of the Striffler-Benkelman Broadcast, dated September 7, 1963, noted that Mr. and Mrs. Grant Ball (Laura Crocker) were given a surprise party in their home by the E. U. B. "Golden Rule" Sunday School Class July 15 in honor of their silver wedding anniversary.
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Last Modified 21 May 2010 
    Family ID F2716  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Feb 1917 - Elkland Township, Tuscola County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Jul 1938 - Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Sep 1976 - Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S492] Peck, Edward Arthur THE TEN BENKELMANS WHO EMIGRATED TO AMERICA Ca. 1850s AND CERTAIN OF THEIR DESCENDANTS, 1982.

    2. [S653] Cass City Chronicle, P.O. Box 115, Cass City, Michigan 48726, Published continously since 1899, archived from 1899 through 2005 at http://newspapers.rawson.lib.mi.us/chronicle/, Thursday, September 23, 1976 (Reliability: 3).