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            For more than a quarter of a century a recognized leader of the dental profession in Redlands, Dr. Archibald E. Ball has also won prominence in the field of business and as an orange grower.  He was born in Flushing, Genesee County, Michigan, December 16, 1871, and is a son of William and Elizabeth (Cann) Ball, natives of England.  On immigrating to the United States the father settled in New York, later going to Michigan and for many years was engaged in farming in that state.  He passed away in 1906 and the mother is also deceased.  Their family numbered thirteen children, of whom seven survive.

            Reared in the Wolverine state, Dr. Ball was graduated from the high school at Flushing, Michigan, and next became a student at the University of Michigan, which awarded him the degree of D. D. S. in 1895.  When a young man of twenty-four he began his career as a dentist at Flushing, where he followed his profession for seven years.  In 1904 he came to Redlands and here he has since maintained a dental office, winning a large clientele by reason of his skilful, painstaking work.  As first vice president of the Redlands Building & Loan Association he is an influential factor in business circles of the city and also finds time for the culture of citrus fruit.  He is particularly interested in the growing of oranges and has brought his grove to a high state of development.

            In 1906 Dr. Ball was married to Miss Genevieve Heath, a daughter of John Heath, who fought in the Union Army, enlisting in New York State.  The two children if this marriage is:  Heath, aged twenty-six years, a senior in the dental college of the University of Southern California; and Ruth, a graduate of the Redlands high school.

            Dr. Ball enjoys outdoor life and is a devotee of golf.  He belongs to the blue lodge of Masons at Redlands, to the chapter at Redlands, the consistory in Los Angeles, and is also a noble of Al Malaikah Temple of the Mystic Shrine in that city.  Mrs. Ball is active in the Woman’s Club and in the social life of Redlands.



Transcribed by V. Gerald Iaquinta.

Source: California of the South Vol. III, by John Steven McGroarty, Pages 81-82, Clarke Publ., Chicago, Los Angeles,  Indianapolis.  1933.

© 2012  V. Gerald Iaquinta.