Ball, Charles Sturges (1872-1964)


Charles was born on 24 September 1872 at Stroud, Gloucestershire, to parents Enoch Ball, a PM minister, and Sarah Vines.

The 1891 census return describes Charles as an ironmonger’s clerk & local preacher. He emigrated to USA in March 1904. He continued to work as a clergyman in the USA ,initially as a Congregationalist and later, at the age of 50, joining the Episcopal Church.

Charles married Nellie Glendinning (b1880) in the summer of 1901 at Bradford, Yorkshire. Census returns identify two children.

  • Eric Glendinning (1904-1979) – a college professor in biochemistry (1940)
  • Margaret (1911-2011) – married Carl K Dellmuth

He had married a second time to Edith C Ball (b abt1894) by the time of the 1930 census.

Charles died in July 1964 in Maryland, USA


  • 1897 Huddersfield
  • 1898 Mirfield
  • 1901 Huddersfield
  • 1902 Coventry
  • 1904 ceased


Biographical memoir of Eric G Ball;

Obituary of Margaret Dellmuth;

 Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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