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Miss Adelaide Grace Ball

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The Seattle Daily Times
Tuesday Evening, March 12, 1918
Page 13, Column 3

Miss Adelaide Ball Dies at Family Home

Adelaide Grace Ball, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Ball and sister of Robert P. Ball and William T.C. Ball died early this morning at the family residence, 2401 East Union Street.

Miss Ball had been ill several months, resulting from a complete nervous collapse which occurred last summer, from which she was unable to rally.

She was a native daughter, having been born in Seattle twenty-two years ago and had resided here continuously except a period of about three years which was spent traveling abroad. She was a graduate of Broadway High School. She entered the University of Washington, spending two years in the Science Department, after which she entered the Law Department of that institution. At the time she was taken ill she had enrolled for the second year law course. She was also a graduate of Wilson’ Business College.

Miss Ball mapped out for herself an active business career with the ultimate intention of dedicating her life and efforts to welfare work among the girls of the Hawaiian Island and with that object in view she had planned to spend later on, a year’s time in New York specializing along such lines. For years she had been an active member of Plymouth Congregational Church. She also took an active part in the Christian Endeavor Society of that church.

Miss Ball was a sister of the late Alice A. Ball, formerly instructor of chemistry in the College of Hawaii, Honolulu, who died here over a year ago.

The funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Bonney-Watson Chapel, after which the body will be cremated.


Generously contributed by: Sheila Simpson