A resident of the Vineland-Jordan district for the majority of his 77 years, George Arthur Ball died Saturday evening at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital following an illness of several weeks' duration.
Born in St. Catharines, deceased resided on a farm adjacent to Balls Falls, an historic landmark atop the Vineland section of the escarpment. For 18 years Mr. Ball was a valued member of the Vineland Experimental Station staff. He resigned his position in 1945 and took up residence at Grimsby Beach.
Deceased was prominent in activities of the Upper Canada Bible Society having served as secretary. He was most active with the Vineland-Jordan branch of the society. A valued member of the Vineland Station United Church, he was an elder of the church. During World War One he served with the Second Dragoons with the rank of captain.
Surviving besides his wife, the former Florence Nash, are one son, Rev. George N. Ball, Niagara-on-the-Lake; two brothers, Avery, of Vineland, and C. Manley, Jordan; and one sister, Mrs. Frank Morrison, Jordan. Three grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the J.W. Buck and Son Funeral Home, Beamsville. Interment was made in Vineland Cemetery.