Frank W. Ball, an enterprising young merchant of Le Roy, was born November 7, 1862, in Le Roy village, a son
of Samuel A. and Falla M. (Sherman) Ball, who were born in Bloomfield and Ogden, N. Y., respectively. Samuel A.
Ball was reared on a farm and received a common English education. He came from Adams Basin to Le Roy in 1852.
About 1863 he entered the grocery store of A. T. Drake as a salesman, and later formed a partnership with Mr. Estee,
and afterwards with Mr. Pratt. He was in Churchville two years, and in 1873 returned to Le Roy and engaged in business
alone, which he continued until his death in 1887. He was a successful business man, and had the largest trade
of any grocer in Le Roy. He reared a family of three children, viz.: Jennie M., Frank W., and Charles H. Mr. Ball
was an active and consistent member of the Masonic fraternity, and he and his wife were leading members of the
Presbyterian Church. He was a son of Isaac Ball, who came from Massachusetts to Bloomfield, and died at Adams Basin.
He had been twice married. By his first wife he had two sons and four daughters. His second wife was, Lucinda Adams,
by whom he had one child, Samuel A., father of Frank W., the subject of this sketch. Frank W. Ball received a good
English education, and at the age of 16 entered his father's store. Since the death cf his father he has had sole
charge of the large business, and has succeeded in managing it with excellent results. He married Mary R., daughter
of Samuel B. Glllett, and they have one child, Helen. He and his wife are membersof the Presbyterian Church.
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