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Bonnie Anderson Ball
b: 6 Jun 1903
d: 13 Dec 1999
Biography
BONNIE HARKNESS WATSON

Our beloved mother and ``Mam-Maw,'' Bonnie Ball Harkness Watson, died
peacefully in her sleep Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, in Meadow Creek Nursing Home in
San Angelo. She was born June 6, 1903, to Wade and Kate Anderson Ball. She
married William Newell Harkness. Together they built a successful agricultural
enterprise on the Waley Farm near Hooks, Texas, until Bill Harkness established
a law practice in Texarkana in 1929.

Bonnie earned her B.A. degree from East Texas State University in 1951, after
which she taught elementary school at Beverly School. She and Bill traveled
extensively with Airstream caravans after their retirement. After the death of
her spouse, she married B.A. Watson in 1984 and they spent ten adventurous
years continuing their travels and enjoying many pleasant game sessions with
friends at Whispering Pines Retirement Center in Texarkana.

``Miss Bonnie'' will be fondly remembered for her sustaining sense of humor,
her skill at weaving stories and tales, her hobbies of bridge and fishing and
her deep and sincere friendships.

Miss Bonnie relocated to San Angelo in 1996 to be near family when her health
began to fail. She had frequent visitors from New Jersey, Nashville, Atlanta
and her family in Texarkana.

She is survived by her daughter, Bonnie Marsh of Red Bank, N.J., and her family
Linda Kudile, Jim Marsh Jr., Carol Marsh Jones and Amy Marsh Rothberg; from her
deceased son, Dr. William N. Harkness Jr. of Garland, are daughters Ann
Harkness of Dallas and Jane LeBaron of California; her son, the Rev. David
Harkness and wife, Betty, of Brentwood, Tenn., and their daughters, Amy
Harkness-Hahn and Molly Harkness Cameron; daughter, Jane Smith and husband, Dr.
O. Paul Smith Jr., of San Angelo and their children, Rebecca Ratliff, Margaret
Wimpee and Dr. Stephen Smith, all of San Angelo and Bonnie Smith of Abilene.
She also is survived by 18 great-grandchildren who brought her great joy in the
last years of her life. They are Geoffrey Kudile, Jamie and Meggie Marsh, Adam
Jones, Laura Harkness, Milo Harkness, Leslie, Bonnie and Matthew LeBaron,
Rebecca Harkness Hahn and Caroline Cameron. Also of San Angelo are Sarah, Clint
and Brandon Rawls, Megan Jett and Zachary Wimpee and Graham and Abbie Smith.

She was preceded in death by husbands, William N. Harkness and Burnal A.
Watson; a son, William N. Harkness Jr. M.D.; grandsons, John L. Harkness and
Billy Marsh.

A memorial service in celebration of her life will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec.
16, at the Church of the Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Texarkana. Burial will
follow in Reed Hill Cemetery in New Boston. Arrangements are by Bates-Rolf
Funeral Home in New Boston.

The family requests memorials be made to the Church of the Redeemer
Presbyterian Church.
Facts
  • 6 Jun 1903 - Birth - ; New Boston, Bowie Co., Texas
  • 14 Dec 1999 - Burial - Read Hill Cemetery ; New Boston, Bowie Co., Texas
  • 13 Dec 1999 - Death - ; San Angelo, Tom Green Co., Texas
  • 1934 - Residence - ; Texarkana, Miller Co., Arkansas
  • 01 Apr 1940 - Residence - Living together: William Harkness (42,Head,Attorney at Law), Bonnie (36,Wife), Bonnie (14 ; Bowie Co., Texas
  • 1930 - Residence - Living together: William Harkness (Head,29,Salesman Fertilzer Co.), Bonnie (25,Wife), Bon ; Texarkana, Bowie Co., Texas
  • 1920 - Residence - Living together: Wade M. (44,Head,Cotton Buyer, Widowed), Bonnie (16,Dau), Wade J (Son,12 ; New Boston, Bowie, Texas
  • 1910 - Residence - Living together: Wade M Ball (Head,34,Cotton Buyer), Kate L (33,Wife), Gladys (9,Dau), Bon ; Justice Precinct 2, Bowie, Texas
  • 1934 - Residence - ; Texarkana, Miller Co., Arkansas
  • 01 Apr 1940 - Residence - Living together: William Harkness (42,Head,Attorney at Law), Bonnie (36,Wife), Bonnie (14 ; Bowie Co., Texas
  • 1930 - Residence - Living together: William Harkness (Head,29,Salesman Fertilzer Co.), Bonnie (25,Wife), Bon ; Texarkana, Bowie Co., Texas
  • 1920 - Residence - Living together: Wade M. (44,Head,Cotton Buyer, Widowed), Bonnie (16,Dau), Wade J (Son,12 ; New Boston, Bowie, Texas
  • 1910 - Residence - Living together: Wade M Ball (Head,34,Cotton Buyer), Kate L (33,Wife), Gladys (9,Dau), Bon ; Justice Precinct 2, Bowie, Texas
Ancestors
   
Kenady Wade Ball
19 Apr 1840 - 25 Sep 1900
 
 
Wade Marshall Ball
10 Jan 1875 - 13 Dec 1929
  
  
  
Venetia Carlissa Smith
26 Mar 1846 - 22 Feb 1940
 
Bonnie Anderson Ball
6 Jun 1903 - 13 Dec 1999
  
 
  
James Knox Polk Jamison
13 Jan 1845 - 25 Jan 1935
 
 
Kate Lou Jamison
18 Mar 1875 - 4 May 1918
  
  
  
Jane Martha Anderson
29 Jul 1847 - 06 Jan 1911
 
Descendancy Chart
Bonnie Anderson Ball b: 6 Jun 1903 d: 13 Dec 1999
William Newell Harkness Sr. b: 29 Jun 1897 d: 21 Dec 1971
William Newell Harkness Jr. b: 05 May 1927 d: 1 Jun 1992
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Wade Marshall Ball
Birth10 Jan 1875Boston, Bowie Co., Texas
Death13 Dec 1929 Bowie Co., Texas
Marriage31 Dec 1899to Kate Lou Jamison at Clarksville, Red River Co., Texas
Marriage29 Nov 1922to Clara Howell Chance at Bowie Co., Texas***Data is already there***
Marriage29 Nov 1922to Clara Howell Chance at Bowie Co., Texas
Marriage01 Aug 1926to Margaret Anderson at Miller Co., Arkansas
FatherKenady Wade Ball
MotherVenetia Carlissa Smith
PARENT (F) Kate Lou Jamison
Birth18 Mar 1875Clarksville, Texas
Death4 May 1918
Marriage31 Dec 1899to Wade Marshall Ball at Clarksville, Red River Co., Texas
FatherJames Knox Polk Jamison
MotherJane Martha Anderson
CHILDREN
FBonnie Anderson Ball
Birth6 Jun 1903New Boston, Bowie Co., Texas
Death13 Dec 1999San Angelo, Tom Green Co., Texas
Marriage7 Jul 1923to William Newell Harkness Sr. at New Boston, Bowie Co., Texas
MWade Jamison Ball
Birth18 Oct 1907Texas
Death16 Jan 1931East St Louis, St Clair, Illinois
Marriage17 Mar 1929to Private at Mexico, Missouri
FGladys Marie Ball
Birth26 Dec 1900Clarksville, Texas
DeathMar 1990
Marriage02 May 1919to James Wilson Gregg at New Boston, Bowie Co., Texas
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) William Newell Harkness Sr.
Birth29 Jun 1897Biloxi, Harrison Co., Mississippi
Death21 Dec 1971 Bowie Co., Texas
Marriage7 Jul 1923to Bonnie Anderson Ball at New Boston, Bowie Co., Texas
FatherWilliam Turner Harkness
MotherSadie Adelaide Stilphen
PARENT (F) Bonnie Anderson Ball
Birth6 Jun 1903New Boston, Bowie Co., Texas
Death13 Dec 1999 San Angelo, Tom Green Co., Texas
Marriage7 Jul 1923to William Newell Harkness Sr. at New Boston, Bowie Co., Texas
FatherWade Marshall Ball
MotherKate Lou Jamison
CHILDREN
Private
Birth
Death
Marriage01 Jun 1951to Private at Drew, Sunflower Co., Mississippi
Private
Birth
Death
Marriage26 Jun 1952to Private at Bowie Co., Texas
MWilliam Newell Harkness Jr.
Birth05 May 1927Bowie Co., Texas
Death1 Jun 1992Garland, Dallas, Texas
MarriageMar 1952to Private at Cowen, Webster, West Virginia
Private
Birth
Death
Marriage03 May 1947to James Sutherland Marsh Sr.
Evidence
[S-2122898309] 1910 United States Federal Census
[S-2122898470] Social Security Death Index
[S-2122898349] 1920 United States Federal Census
[S-2123735284] 1930 United States Federal Census
[S-1785964978] 1940 United States Federal Census
[S-1719675821] Web: Texas, Find A Grave Index, 1761-2012
[S-2122911199] Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
[S-1773796865] U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta)

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