Venetia Carlissa Smith

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Venetia Carlissa Smith
b: 26 Mar 1846
d: 22 Feb 1940
Biography
MRS. VENETIA C. BALL CELEBRATES NINETIETH BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY
Friends and Relatives gathered recently to pay tribute to Mrs. Venetia C. Ball, of Hooks, Texas, on her ninetieth birthday. A unique feature of the occasion was a birthday letter presented to her from a school in Winston-Salem, North Carolina which she attended as a child. Mrs.Ball, now 90 years old and almost blind, told the assembled guests how she made the journey to the school, as an 11-year-old child. She stayed at the school four years. Mrs. Ball said she was accompanied by her Grandfather Hooks and Uncle Frank Hooks in the family carriage to Fulton, where she took a steamer to Memphis. By train and a stagecoach, she then reached the school. Mrs. Ball said there were 300 girls there, but the only diversion was rope-jumping and croquet. Students at the school made a collection of photographs and sent them to Mrs. Ball, along with a descriptive letter written by the present principal of the school. Relatives who attend the birthday party included Miss Minerva McCutcheon, Mrs. J. H. Wilder and Mrs. E.H.Smith, all of Hooks; Mrs. Van Smith of New Boston; Mr. and Mrs. J.R.Waggoner and Ann Waggoner, Mrs. F. L. King, Mrs. S.H. Ball, Mrs. W.M. Ball, S.H. Ball Jr., and Mrs. W.N. Harkness, all of Texarkana.

OBIT: MRS. VENITIA C. BALL, WHO WAS TAKEN BY DEATH LAST WEEK, SAW SOUTH FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL DURING RECONSTRUCTION
Mrs. Venitia C. Ball, 93, of Hooks, who died Thursday, had lived in Bowie county when communities were frontier outposts had struggled for survival during the reconstruction days following the Civil war, and had rejoined with the progress of today. She left her native city of Artesia, Miss., at the age of five to become a resident of the community about here. Mrs. Ball was educated in the Winston-Salem school for girls in North Carolina where she equipped herself to instruct classes in one of the first subscription schools in Bowie county. From her school desk she saw the South in the violent throes of Northern influence during the reconstruction period. The present town site of Hooks, was named after her grandfather, Col. Warren Hooks. Mrs. Ball was the last living charter member of the Myrtle Baptist Church, the scene of her funeral rites which were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Redfern, pastor. Burial was in the family plot of the McCutcheon cemetery. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. F.O.Barrow of Hooks, Mrs. Janie Thomas of Cuero, Texas, Mrs. Addie Rochelle of Corpus Christi, and Mrs. C.P. Helms of San Antonio; and a son S.H. Ball of New Boston.

MRS. VENETIA C. BALL
Funeral services for Mrs. Venetia C. Ball, 93, the last living charter member of the Myrtle Springs Baptist Church, who died at 11 p.m.Thursday at Hooks, where held Friday afternoon at Hooks. The rites were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Redfern, pastor of the Myrtle Springs Baptist Church. Burial was in the family plot of the McCutcheon cemetery. Active pallbearers were S.H. Ball, Jr., Van Smith, Wilfred Destree, Dr. Major P Rochelle, Clyde Rochelle, James A. Waggoner, William Parks, Dr. Frank King, W.N. Harkness and James Gregg. Mrs.Ball died at the home of daughter, Mrs. F. O. Barrow of Hooks. The town of Hooks was named for Mrs. Ball's family, a grandfather having borne that name. Surviving, in addition to Mrs. Barrow, are three daughters, Mrs. Janie Thomas of Cuero, Texas, Mrs. Addie Rochelle of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Mrs. C.P. Helms of San Antonio, Texas; and a son, S.H. Ball of New Boston, Texas.

Facts
  • 26 Mar 1846 - Birth - ; Lowndes, Mississippi, USA
  • 23 Feb 1940 - Burial - Warren Hooks Family Cemetery ; Hooks, Bowie Co., Texas
  • 22 Feb 1940 - Death - ; Bowie, Texas, USA
  • 1930 - Residence - Living together: Samuel H Ball (43,Head,Dep Tax Assessor Court House), Wevie (44,Wife), D ; New Boston, Bowie, Texas
  • 1920 - Residence - Living together: Wade M. (44,Head,Cotton Buyer, Widowed), Bonnie (16,Dau), Wade J (Son,12 ; New Boston, Bowie, Texas
  • 1880 - Residence - Living with husband Kennedy Wade (Farmer), and children Helen, Georgia, Wade, Sarah, Setph ; Bowie Co., Texas
  • 1860 - Residence - Living together: James F (Stock Raiser), Jane N (Lady), James F Jr (Student), Venetia C, G ; Beat 5, Bowie, Texas
  • 16 Mar 1927 - Residence - From Confederate Pension ; Bowie Co., Texas
  • 1900 - Residence - Living together: KW Ball (Head,60,Farmer), Venetia (Wife,54), Dave (Son,16,Farm Lab.), Sa ; Commissioner's Precinct 2 (North of T.& P. R.R.), Bowie, Texas
  • 1850 - Residence - Living with parents, James F. (planter) and Jane N Smith, siblings James F. Jr., and Josep ; Lowndes, Mississippi
  • 1910 - Residence - Widowed, living with son John F., granddaughters, Henry, and Mamie. ; Loving, Texas
  • 1870 - Residence - Living together: Kennedy (Farmer), Venetia (keeping house), Helen, John, Isaac M Ball (Fa ; Precinct 1, Bowie, Texas
  • 20 Mar 1879 - Possessions - Warranty Deed from Jane N. Smith to Venetia C. Ball for 525 acres of land. ; Bowie Co., Texas
  • 1930 - Residence - Living together: Samuel H Ball (43,Head,Dep Tax Assessor Court House), Wevie (44,Wife), D ; New Boston, Bowie, Texas
  • 1920 - Residence - Living together: Wade M. (44,Head,Cotton Buyer, Widowed), Bonnie (16,Dau), Wade J (Son,12 ; New Boston, Bowie, Texas
  • 1880 - Residence - Living with husband Kennedy Wade (Farmer), and children Helen, Georgia, Wade, Sarah, Setph ; Bowie Co., Texas
  • 1860 - Residence - Living together: James F (Stock Raiser), Jane N (Lady), James F Jr (Student), Venetia C, G ; Beat 5, Bowie, Texas
  • 16 Mar 1927 - Residence - From Confederate Pension ; Bowie Co., Texas
  • 1900 - Residence - Living together: KW Ball (Head,60,Farmer), Venetia (Wife,54), Dave (Son,16,Farm Lab.), Sa ; Commissioner's Precinct 2 (North of T.& P. R.R.), Bowie, Texas
  • 1850 - Residence - Living with parents, James F. (planter) and Jane N Smith, siblings James F. Jr., and Josep ; Lowndes, Mississippi
  • 1910 - Residence - Widowed, living with son John F., granddaughters, Henry, and Mamie. ; Loving, Texas
  • 1870 - Residence - Living together: Kennedy (Farmer), Venetia (keeping house), Helen, John, Isaac M Ball (Fa ; Precinct 1, Bowie, Texas
Ancestors
   
John Smith
13 Apr 1786 - 24 Apr 1849
 
 
James Franklin Smith Sr.
21 Jan 1815 - 14 Feb 1869
  
  
  
Martha Ann Nabors
1792 - 20 Aug 1822
 
Venetia Carlissa Smith
26 Mar 1846 - 22 Feb 1940
  
 
  
Warren Hooks
27 Jan 1802 - 1876
 
 
Jane Nancy Hooks
5 Oct 1825 - 27 Dec 1906
  
  
  
Elisabeth Roberts
10 FEB 1806 - 1894
 
Descendancy Chart
Venetia Carlissa Smith b: 26 Mar 1846 d: 22 Feb 1940
Kenady Wade Ball b: 19 Apr 1840 d: 25 Sep 1900
Sam Hartwell Ball Sr. b: 20 May 1886 d: 23 Sep 1973
Wevie Henri Anderson b: 19 Dec 1884 d: 3 Dec 1975
Mary Virginia Ball b: 24 May 1913 d: 29 Nov 2007
William John Parks b: 5 Sep 1915 d: 23 Sep 1978
Dorothy Luzelle Ball b: 28 Jul 1911 d: 17 Mar 2006
James Waggoner b: 3 Dec 1907 d: 13 Apr 1953
Ann Waggoner b: 11 Sep 1934 d: 03 Feb 1972
James Waggoner Burch b: 31 Dec 1959 d: 10 Apr 1994
Sam Hartwell Ball Jr. b: 5 Feb 1916 d: 23 Jan 1989
Melba Maurice Reynolds b: 30 Dec 1925 d: 23 Feb 1999
Infant Ball b: 5 Oct 1924 d: 5 Oct 1924
James David Ball b: 5 Jun 1884 d: 30 Jun 1924
Isaac Mitchell Ball b: 5 Feb 1881 d: 17 Oct 1882
Wade Marshall Ball b: 10 Jan 1875 d: 13 Dec 1929
Kate Lou Jamison b: 18 Mar 1875 d: 4 May 1918
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
Wade Jamison Ball b: 18 Oct 1907 d: 16 Jan 1931
Wadelle June Ball b: 16 Jun 1931 d: 28 Oct 2011
Gladys Marie Ball b: 26 Dec 1900 d: Mar 1990
James Wilson Gregg b: 08 Apr 1898 d: 18 Sep 1968
Lou Ellen Gregg b: 30 Dec 1920 d: 23 May 2010
James Wade Gregg b: 11 Sep 1922 d: 10 Dec 2009
Roberta Catherine Bunten b: 25 Mar 1924 d: 17 Mar 1968
Betty Jane Gregg b: 13 Sep 1924 d: 24 January 2013
Timothy Carlton Cotner b: 07 Apr 1924 d: 2 Jan 2013
Clara Howell Chance b: 27 Nov 1879 d: 23 Feb 1926
Clara Howell Chance b: 27 Nov 1879 d: 23 Feb 1926
Margaret Anderson b: 1 Jul 1876 d: 15 May 1968
Addie Georgia Ball b: 12 May 1872 d: 09 Jan 1962
Charles Henry Rochelle b: 15 Sep 1862 d: 12 Oct 1930
Carl Warren Rochelle b: 29 Oct 1895 d: 09 Jan 1949
Dorothy Evelyn Rochelle b: 20 Jul 1924 d: 01 Jul 1986
Lester Garland Lynch b: 2 Jul 1921 d: 16 Sep 1984
Kenneth Don Lynch b: 25 Nov 1945 d: 26 Jun 1989
Wanda Louise Rochelle b: 7 Sep 1921 d: 22 Jun 2010
Leland Morley Knapp b: 6 Jan 1921 d: 28 Apr 2009
Juanita Inez Rochelle b: 15 Aug 1905 d: 03 Jan 1980
Ollie Hugh Jones b: 11 Oct 1900
Thomas Tisdale Rochelle b: 13 Feb 1898 d: 1900
Major Paul Rochelle Sr. b: 03 Sep 1891 d: 5 Jul 1975
Lelia Leggett b: 20 Nov 1892
Leah Rochelle b: 29 Dec 1914 d: 1 Dec 2008
Henry Charles Rochelle b: 19 Mar 1900 d: 24 Sep 1977
Pauline Gilbert b: 14 Sep 1906 d: 22 Oct 1984
Addie Belle Rochelle b: 19 Oct 1909 d: 15 Sep 1943
Bernice Lesley Antwine b: 27 Apr 1900
Clyde Eugene Rochelle b: 04 Jul 1903 d: 7 Oct 1988
Elvin Wade Rochelle b: 25 Sep 1893 d: 24 Jul 1962
Ida Gene b: 1897 d: 29 May 1981
John Franklin Ball Sr. b: 3 Feb 1870 d: 27 Jul 1919
Mary Hoskins Wever b: 14 Aug 1877 d: 01 Oct 1900
Henri Venetia Ball b: Aug 1895
Mamie Hoskins Ball b: 23 Nov 1899 d: 16 Oct 1957
Wilfred Ernest Destree b: 8 Jan 1898 d: 5 Oct 1948
Georgia Elizabeth Runnels b: 10 Jan 1869 d: 9 Apr 1905
Mattie Kate Ball b: 17 Nov 1904 d: 3 Aug 1905
Janie Hellen Ball b: 21 Jan 1868 d: 3 May 1945
Daley Scott Thomas b: 6 May 1861 d: 14 Sep 1918
Barnie Kenady Thomas b: 13 Nov 1886 d: 30 Jan 1963
Alva Theo Tennant b: 17 Oct 1889 d: 6 Jan 1942
Winnie Helen Thomas b: 1909 d: 1910
Lenora Francis Thomas b: 09 Jun 1913 d: 04 Mar 1974
Vivian "Vivvia" Thomas b: 10 Nov 1917 d: 11 Nov 1917
Barnie Tillman Thomas b: 24 Jan 1923 d: 19 Feb 1986
Beulah Mae Taylor b: 16 Mar 1925 d: 8 Dec 2000
Daley Scott Thomas b: 21 Jun 1920 d: 31 May 1995
Jesse Allen Thomas b: 29 Sep 1915 d: 15 Mar 1978
James Kennedy Thomas b: 16 Jun 1911 d: 24 Oct 1960
Harvie Jewell Thomas Sr. b: 11 Jul 1898
Bertie M Thomas b: 12 Jun 1891 d: 20 Jan 1897
Vivvia Thomas b: 30 Jul 1893
Edward B Edgston b: abt 1884
Lena Ellen Thomas b: 17 Sep 1895
Tilman Robert Thomas Sr. b: 06 Jul 1901
Claudia Adaline Thomas b: 18 Feb 1889 d: 13 Dec 1938
Albert Byron Barkman b: 18 Feb 1882 d: 18 Jan 1919
Cathaline Barkman b: 7 Apr 1914 d: 2 Jul 1998
Warren Henry Stern b: 8 Mar 1918 d: 24 Sep 2000
Bessie Kate Thomas b: 2 Feb 1909 d: 17 Jan 2003
Venetia Carlissa Ball b: 03 Nov 1888 d: 24 Nov 1979
Fred Oscar Barrow b: 17 Jan 1886 d: 17 Oct 1948
Johnnie Inez Barrow b: 17 Oct 1906 d: 24 May 1984
Van Smith b: 27 June 1903 d: 9 June 1980
Stephen Edward Ball b: 09 Jul 1879 d: 19 Nov 1910
Smithia Read Anderson b: 2 Mar 1878 d: 14 Dec 1914
Kenaday Wade Ball b: 5 May 1902 d: 7 Mar 1920
Sarah Elizabeth Ball b: 22 Apr 1877 d: 6 Oct 1967
James Austin Corley b: 15 Feb 1866 d: 25 May 1902
Linda Ruth Corley b: 27 Apr 1900 d: 08 Oct 1971
Frank Leo King Sr. b: 20 Mar 1896
Venetia Elizabeth Corley b: 13 Sep 1898 d: 14 Jul 1990
Claude Byron Parrott b: 06 Jul 1895 d: 25 Jan 1963
Venetia Elizabeth Parrott b: 02 Mar 1928 d: 05 Feb 1999
Robert J Hart b: abt 1898
Cader Parker Helms M.D. b: 01 Jan 1859 d: 26 May 1927
Lessie Ball Helms b: 31 May 1914 d: 25 January 2012
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) James Franklin Smith Sr.
Birth21 Jan 1815Madison, Alabama
Death14 Feb 1869 Bowie Co., Texas
Marriage20 Dec 1843to Jane Nancy Hooks at Alabama
FatherJohn Smith
MotherMartha Ann Nabors
PARENT (F) Jane Nancy Hooks
Birth5 Oct 1825Leighton, Franklin, Alabama
Death27 Dec 1906 Hooks, Bowie, Texas
Marriage20 Dec 1843to James Franklin Smith Sr. at Alabama
FatherWarren Hooks
MotherElisabeth Roberts
CHILDREN
FVenetia Carlissa Smith
Birth26 Mar 1846Lowndes, Mississippi, USA
Death22 Feb 1940Bowie, Texas, USA
Marriage25 Oct 1866to Kenady Wade Ball at Bowie Co., Texas
FSusan Coalman "Colie" Elizabeth Smith
Birth06 Mar 1853Bowie Co., Texas
Death26 Mar 1931Texarkana, Bowie Co., Texas
Marriage14 Sep 1870to David Scott Moore
MJames Franklin Smith Jr.
Birth22 Sep 1844Alabama
Death5 Apr 1923Hooks, Bowie, Texas
Marriage24 Nov 1868to Maggie (Margaret) Lecretia Christopher
MGeorge Warren Smith
Birth11 May 1848Lowndes, Mississippi
Death27 Dec 1862Bowie Co., Texas
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Kenady Wade Ball
Birth19 Apr 1840Lumpkin, Stewart Co., Georgia
Death25 Sep 1900 Bowie Co., Texas
Marriage25 Oct 1866to Venetia Carlissa Smith at Bowie Co., Texas
FatherJohn Floyd Ball
MotherHelen Mariah Dennard
PARENT (F) Venetia Carlissa Smith
Birth26 Mar 1846Lowndes, Mississippi, USA
Death22 Feb 1940 Bowie, Texas, USA
Marriage25 Oct 1866to Kenady Wade Ball at Bowie Co., Texas
FatherJames Franklin Smith Sr.
MotherJane Nancy Hooks
CHILDREN
MSam Hartwell Ball Sr.
Birth20 May 1886Hooks, Bowie Co., Texas
Death23 Sep 1973New Boston, Bowie Co., Texas
Marriage6 Apr 1910to Wevie Henri Anderson at New Boston, Bowie Co., Texas
MJames David Ball
Birth5 Jun 1884Texas
Death30 Jun 1924El Paso, Texas
MIsaac Mitchell Ball
Birth5 Feb 1881
Death17 Oct 1882
MWade Marshall Ball
Birth10 Jan 1875Boston, Bowie Co., Texas
Death13 Dec 1929Bowie 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
FAddie Georgia Ball
Birth12 May 1872Red River Co., Texas
Death09 Jan 1962Tarrant, Texas
Marriage18 Nov 1890to Charles Henry Rochelle at Bowie Co., Texas
MJohn Franklin Ball Sr.
Birth3 Feb 1870Texas
Death27 Jul 1919
Marriage25 Oct 1896to Mary Hoskins Wever at Bowie Co., Texas
Marriage10 Jun 1903to Georgia Elizabeth Runnels at Texarkana, Bowie Co., Texas
FJanie Hellen Ball
Birth21 Jan 1868Blosom, Texas
Death3 May 1945Cuero, Dewitt Co., Texas
Marriage30 Dec 1885to Daley Scott Thomas
UVenetia Carlissa Ball
Birth03 Nov 1888Bowie Co., Texas
Death24 Nov 1979New Boston, Bowie, Texas
Marriage25 Jun 1905to Fred Oscar Barrow at Bowie Co., Texas
MStephen Edward Ball
Birth09 Jul 1879Bowie Co., Texas
Death19 Nov 1910
Marriageto Smithia Read Anderson
FSarah Elizabeth Ball
Birth22 Apr 1877Texas
Death6 Oct 1967Texarkana, Bowie Co., Texas
Marriage28 Nov 1897to James Austin Corley at Bowie Co., Texas
Marriage19 Aug 1908to Cader Parker Helms M.D.
Evidence
[S-2122911202] 1870 United States Federal Census
[S-2122898309] 1910 United States Federal Census
[S-2122911209] 1850 United States Federal Census
[S-2122891854] 1900 United States Federal Census
[S-1792731416] U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958
[S-2122913894] 1860 United States Federal Census
[S-2122910945] 1880 United States Federal Census
[S-2122898349] 1920 United States Federal Census
[S-2123735284] 1930 United States Federal Census
[S-2122911199] Texas Death Index, 1903-2000

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