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; https://www.nap.edu/read/1645/chapter/4
Obituary of Margaret Dellmuth; http://cavanaghfuneralhome.tributes.com/obituary/show/Margaret-B.-nee-Ball-Dellmuth-91670135
Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers