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WWI uniform & George Ball or Pearl Blanch Ball from Minnesota
Posted by: Priscilla Halcomb (ID *****5236) Date: August 20, 2012 at 14:26:24
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i am trying to find an ancestor, named George "Georgie" Ball that was born sometime in the 1870s or early 1880's in Minnesota. I have two pictures of him in his WWI uniform. One standing by himself and one with two other men with the same uniform. Each man has an A patch on his left shoulder. They each have the US button on their collor. two men have a V shape patch on their left forearm.

One of the pictures has Uncle Georgie Ball written on the back. He would have had a sister or niece named Pearl Ball that married a man named Eusbin Schroeder and she had a son named Eusbin Melvin Schroeder then she remarried at some point a Byron Halcomb and had a son named Charles L. Halcomb in 1918.

Any help on identifying the uniform or person that would help out greatly. Thank you. I have a scanned copy of the original picures. They may have had one other sister, name unknown.

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