Chester Arthur Ball

Birth: 30 May 1884 · Hardyston, Sussex, New Jersey
Death: Oct 1965 · Pompton Lakes, Sussex, New Jersey

Chester Arthur Ball was the eighth child born to George Edward Ball and Sarah Elizabeth Yatman Ball.

On December 24, 1908, Chester married Harriet Gertrude Knob, daughter of George Knob and Gertrude Isabel Peabody Knob. Chester and Gertrude had three children; Chester George (who died as an infant), Mary Louise (m. Lawrence Camps). and Allan Harry.

Chester and Gertrude were living in Newark in 1910 where he was working as an electrician in a machine shop. Later Chester worked as a pipe fitter in Irvington, New Jersey.

Though Chester registered for both the WWI and WWII drafts, there is no record of him serving. His WWI draft card indicates that he was missing some fingers and finger tips on both hands. Most likely a work related incident. By 1930 the family had moved to Wanaque in Passaic County and Chester was working as a farm mechanic. Chester and Gertrude would move one more time to Pompton Lakes before 1935. They lived with their daughter Mary and her husband Lawrence.

Chester died in 1965 and is buried with his wife at North Hardyston Cemetery in Hamburg, Sussex, New Jersey.