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Mary Elizabeth Markle Ballard
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Birth: May 14, 1884
Webber
Jewell County
Kansas, USA
Death: Jan. 27, 1944
Converse County
Wyoming, USA

Mary Elizabeth Markle was born May 14, 1884 in Webber, Kansas; the daughter of George W. and Marge E. Markle. She was the seventh child of a family of nine children. There she received her education and grew to womanhood.

On November 19, 1901 she was married to Daniel William Ballard. The couple left Kansas shortly after for Pomeroy, Washington where they resided a few years and then returned to Kansas to remain until 1917. In that year they came to Wyoming and settled on the present ranch in the Dry Creek area north of Douglas.

Mrs. Ballard died alone in a fire in her home. Her husband had gone to Casper for medical treatment and came home to find the house completely gone and his wife with it. She had carried a few items out of the house, but apparently returned for more and got trapped.

She is survived by her husband; four sons, Melvin of Douglas, William of Leverett, Wyo., Carroll of Douglas, and Daniel in the army; a daughter, Mrs. Mable Dixon of Douglas; eight grandsons; four granddaughters, and three brothers and four sisters. One brother preceded her in death, having lost his life in an airplane crash.

Information was obtained from her obituary and cemetery records.
 
 
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 Parents:
  George Washington Markle (1846 - 1926)
  Mary Gertrude Vestal Markle (1850 - 1927)
 
 Spouse:
  Daniel W. Ballard (1881 - 1958)*
 
 Children:
  Melvin Arthur Ballard (1903 - 1993)*
  William Emmett Ballard (1904 - 1978)*
  Mabel Edna Ballard Dixon (1907 - 2000)*
  Carroll E. Ballard (1911 - 1989)*
  Daniel O. Ballard (1919 - 1993)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lena Maud Markle Sweet (1872 - 1957)*
  Eva Ellanora Markle Watson (1874 - 1963)*
  Harry Pomeroy Markle (1876 - 1949)*
  Charles Edwin Markle (1878 - 1968)*
  Thomas Horatio Markle (1880 - 1972)*
  Allie "Mabel" Markle Zumwalt (1882 - 1982)*
  Mary Elizabeth Markle Ballard (1884 - 1944)
  Anna Laura Markle Vimont (1889 - 1979)*
  George Emmett Markle (1896 - 1936)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Douglas Park Cemetery
Douglas
Converse County
Wyoming, USA
 
Created by: Betty Alberts
Record added: Jun 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71990084
Mary Elizabeth <i>Markle</i> Ballard
Added by: Evelyn L. Jones Christensen
 
Mary Elizabeth <i>Markle</i> Ballard
Added by: Evelyn L. Jones Christensen
 
Mary Elizabeth <i>Markle</i> Ballard
Added by: Evelyn L. Jones Christensen
 
 
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Rest in peace.
- Betty Alberts
 Added: Jun. 26, 2011
 
 
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