Biography of James A. Ballard
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BALLARD, James Alfred, assistant coal and coke agent; born, Syracuse, N. Y., Aug. 10, 1874; son of Alfred George and Mary E. (Wilton) Ballard; educated in public schools, Syracuse; married, Nov. 18, 1900, Miss Grace McKinstry, of Syracuse, N. Y.; two children: Dorothy McKinstry, James Alfred, Jr. Has been identified with Solvay Process Co., Syracuse and Detroit, since July 15, 1890; assistant coal and coke agent, in Detroit since 1906; also treasurer Mohawk Cobalt Silver Mines, Ltd. Vice president Michigan Ohio Indiana Coal Association; vice pres. Imperial Modoc Order Ko Koal. Served in U. S. Navy, Spanish American War, four months, 1908; member Michigan State Naval Reserves, 1907-8. Republican. Episcopalian. Member Physical Board, Detroit Y. M. C. A. Mason (all Masonic bodies in Detroit); Eminent Commander Detroit Commandery No. 1, K. T.; member Knights of Pythias. Clubs: Fellowcraft (director), Wolverine Automobile, Detroit Automobile, Detroit Athletic, Rotary. Recreations: outdoor sports. Office: The Solvay Process Co. Residence: 160 Boston Boulevard E.

From:
The Book of Detroiters
A Biographical Dictionary
Of Leading Living Men
Of The City of Detroit

Second Edition 1914
Edited By: Albert Nelson Marquis
A. N. Marquis & Company
Chicago 1914.

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