Biography of Howard J. Ball

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Ball, Howard J., Buffalo, son of George H. and Mary A. (Roberts) Ball, was born in Philadelphia, May 23. 1852. Mr. Ball has been engaged in the railroad business since 1863. His first business experience was with the Catawissa Railroad as office boy, where he remained for seven years, rising from office boy to the position of division rate clerk. At the end of this time a position was offered him by the Erie Railroad as traveling passenger agent, which he accepted, with headquarters in Philadelphia. In 1886 he became division passenger agent of the same company with headquarters at Elmira, N. Y. August 1, 1887, he accepted a position with the D., L. & W. Railroad and is now general western passenger agent, with office at No. 289 Main street.



Source:
Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898

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