Saturday, May 15, 2010

RIP John James Ball

John James Ball , who died on this day in 1950, was my husband's great-grandfather.

My husband has no recollection of his great-grandfather who came to Australia in 1906 five years before his wife, Emily Royds, to work in the Challenge Woollen Mills in Liverpool, NSW.

One wonders why John James came to Australia before his wife when he was living a very comfortable life as the son of a wool merchant in Rochdale, Lancs.

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