1925 Biography - George Ballance

George Ballance began his business career as a teacher, later taking up law, and has been a local attorney of this county many years. He is a descendant of Hall and Elvira Whiteaker, his mother being Ginsey (2), who married J. H. Ballence. They lived near New Burnside, raising their family there. The children were George W. (3), of Vienna, who married Julia Burton. The children were Edna (4), (see Bain); Irene (4) married C. L. Baker, resides at Decatur, Ill. Helen (4) married I. C. Maurer of Collinsville, Ill. and has one son. Sarah (3), the second child of Ginsey, married W. A. Wood. The child was Ballance (4), who is a physician. They reside in St. Louis. Thomas (3) is a first class farmer near New Burnside, married Winifred Lauderdale and has four children. Dr. John W. (3), is a physician of Marion, Ill. R. A. (3) is also a physician, residing in Oklahoma. Dr. M. W. (3) is a dentist of Marion, Ill. Earl (3), the youngest is a business man of Springfield, Ill. The mother, Mrs. Ballance was a chapter member of the Burnside M. E. Church and Stone Fort Eastern Star Chapter, No. 31. She died in 1909.

Extracted 06 Feb 2017 by Norma Hass from 1925 A History of Johnson County, Illinois, by Mrs. P. T. Chapman, page 327.

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