Friday, 23 December 2011

William Huxtable's death, 1927

Great-great-grandfather, William Huxtable Ball died on 19 November 1927 at his home, 140 Plassey Street, Penarth. He was 90 years old. The cause of death was listed as 'senile decay'. The informant of the death was A. Ball, daughter-in-law, who was present at the death. She lived at 96 Plassey Street. A. Ball was Ann Ball, the wife of son Henry.

William's obituary, which appeared in the Penarth Times of 24 November 1927, read as follows:

Mr. W.H. Ball, Penarth

The death took place on Saturday morning at
140 Plassey, Street, Penarth, of Mr. William Ball
aged 90 years, the husband of the late Mrs. Charlotte Ball.

Mr. Ball, a native of Devonshire, having learnt
his trade in his native land, commenced business
as a blacksmith at Gower, where he remained for many years.
Upon taking up residence at Penarth some 40 years ago,
Mr. Ball entered into the milk business and was highly successful.

Deceased, a great lover of children, was an
ardent worshipper at the Plassey Street
Tabernacle Baptist Church.

He is survived by three sons and two daughters.

William was buried in the St. Augustine's Church cemetery, alongside his wife Charlotte, who predeceased him in 1897.

Cheers, K.

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