Samuel Ball, who passed the borders into the unseen land, June 3, 1910, at the ripe old age of 84 years, was converted in his youth in Western Canada, to where he moved with his parents from England, when about six years of age.Later they moved to near Toronto, Ontario, where he married Miss Celia HUMPHREYS, of London, Ontario. To them were born seven children; two, Clara C. and Roland W., departing this life some years ago.
He walked before the Lord adorning his profession as a living witness to the grace of God, not only in saving from sin, but in preserving day by day.He, in his quiet, unobtrusive way, made much of the grace of silence.A harsh word or an unkind expression were foreign to his nature.He threw the mantle of charity over the infirmaries and failures of friends and foes "thinking no evil."
His Christian life commended him to the hearts and confidence of neighbors and friends.
His companion, with five daughters, Mrs. S. J. JONES, Mrs. R. SHIER, Mrs. T. S. NIXON, Miss M. M. BALL and Mrs. F. THURSTIN, all of Coopersville, look for the time of reunion in the precences of Him who redeemed us by his grace and by His mercy gave to those surviving the precious heritage of a husband and a father passed into the skies.