Rev. A. H. Ball, Retired Pastor, Dies at Holyoke

by Laurel | December 11th, 2013

Rev. Albert H Ball 1937

Rev. Albert H Ball 1937

Was 94 Years Old — formerly Held Pastorate at Greenfied —
Was Graduate of Amherst College

Holyoke, Dec. 3 — Rev. Dr. Albert Ball, 94, died here today. He would have been 95 years old next March.

Since the death of his wife in 1926, Mr. Ball has made his home at Faculty House, Mount Holyoke College, with his daughter Prof. Margaret Ball. Besides his daughter, he leaves two sons, Prof. Allen Ball of the College of the City of New York, and Walter S. Ball, a retired member of the editorial staff of the Providence Journal. His wife was Helen Savage of Stowe, Vermont., a graduate of Mount Holyoke in the class of 1865.

Mr. Ball was born in Amherst, New Hampshire and grew up in Amherst in this state, where his father was twice pastor of the Baptist church. He was a graduate of Amherst College in the class of 1866, and of Colgate Theological School. He held pastorates over Baptist churches n Greenfield, Windsor, Vermont, New Haven and Springfield, Illinois, and later became a Congregationalist and was pastor of churches in Elgin, Ill., Anderson, Ind., and Passaic, N.J. Retiring because of deafness in 1906 he lived in Westfield for 20 Years and from there went to South Hadley.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Dr. Henry D. Gray of South Hadley, at the Alger Funeral home, Holyoke, at 4 tomorrow afternoon. Cremations will take place on Sunday morning in Springfield cemetery. Friends are asked to omit flowers.

04 December 1937, Springfield Republican.

The Ball Family Papers may be available for research through Amherst College.

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