Mrs Mary Ann Ball Bickerdyke and the Ball Family Reunion, 1902
August 16, 1902;The Daily Morning Sun;Springfield, Clark Co, OH:
Reunion is Held at Keuka Lake, New York.
New York, Aug 14- The Ball family is holding its second annual reunion at Keuka Lake near Penn Yan, NY. Nearly 300 representatives of the clan are present, coming from all parts of the country. The majority of the representatives present come from Ohio, New Jersey, Kansas, Illinois, Indiana and New York.
One of the best known persons who bore the family name was Mrs. Mary Ann Ball Bickerdyke of Bunker Hill, Kan., who died last year. She was better known as "Mother Bickerdyke: to the great number of Union soldiers whose lot while in hospitals she had made more easy in the Civil War. She was born in Knox County, OH, in 1817.