Texas/Dallas History and Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Ball Family Collection

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Ball Family
Title: Ball Family Collection
Dates: 1890-1980
Accession No.: MA06-5
Quantity: 2 Boxes
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Texas/Dallas History & Archives, Dallas Public Library 1515 Young St Dallas, TX 75201

Scope and Contents

The Ball Family Collection contains materials relating to J. Winston Ball, a pharmacist, his wife, Eva Blakeney Ball and their only son J. Winston Ball Jr. Also within the collection are genealogical materials relating to the Ball Family. The collection has a range of family photographs. Many of them have detailed descriptions written on the back which might give researchers more insight into the Ball family.

Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Ball, Dr. J. Winston Sr.
Ball, J. Winston Jr. Ball
Eva Blakeney
Family Names:
Dallas (Tex.)
Cleburne (Tex.)
Family History
Ball Family Collection

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

MA06-5 Ball Family Collection Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Processing Information

Processed by Bryan McKinney

Detailed Description of the Collection


Family Materials

Box Folder
1 a Register
1 Autobiographical Information and Genealogy.
2 Genealogy Photocopies. Old Photographs.
3 Dr. J. Winston Ball Materials
Box Folder
Want Book and Catalog of Owens Bottles.
Notebook kept by Dr. Ball with prescriptions inside. Cleburne, Texas. October 20th 1908
W.S. Kirby Wholesale Druggist Catalog. 1314 Elm.
Box Folder
1 4 Eva Blakeney "Chap Book". Book kept with notes and opinions on her dates. 1909
5 J. Winston Ball Jr. Materials.
6 Beaumont Enterprise Clippings. November 8 1925
7 Various Newsclippings.
8 Obituaries. Dr. J. Winston Ball Sr. and Eva Ball.
9 Postcards. Cleburne, Texas and France.
10 Dallas Brewery Materials.
Box Folder
2 J. Winston Ball Jr. Certificates.
Box Folder
Camp Dallas Certificate June 1, 1935
Reserve Officers' Training Corps. Second Lieutenant. September 15, 1936
Reserve Officers' Training Corps. First Lieutenant. March 19, 1937



Box Folder
2 MA06-5/1 James Winston Ball Jr. Various Childhood pictures.
MA06-5/2 James Winston Ball Sr. Various Photographs and Portraits.
MA06-5/3 James Winston Ball Jr. Various Photographs and Portraits.
MA06-5/4 James Winston Ball Sr. Various Childhood pictures.
MA06-5/5 Eva Lucille Blakeney Ball. Various Photographs and Portraits.
MA06-5/6 h-7 Class, Robert E Lee School. J. Winston Ball in front.
MA06-5/7 Woodrow Wilson High School ROTC. J. Winston Ball in second row.
MA06-5/8 Ball Family group photographs.
MA06-5/9 Interior view of Urbish Drug Store.
MA06-5/10 Eva Blakoney Ball. Various Childhood pictures and portraits.
MA06-5/11 Ball Family Homestead in Cleburne, Texas.
MA06-5/12 Kirby's Drug Store. Other Businesses in picture: Smart Style Shop, Oriental Art, United Sample Shop and Kress 5-10 Store. Banner in background "Greater Medical Centre Campaign"
MA06-5/13 Various cemetery shots of Ball Family Gravestones.
MA06-5/14 Various photographs of Dr. John Lewis Ball
MA06-5/15 Miscellaneous Ball Family pictures, many have identification on back.