Wednesday, July 23, 2014

ABC Wednesday: Ball Brothers

 The mausoleums of these brothers
is located in our oldest cemetery-
Beech Grove Cemetery. 


Ball Brothers
famed Munsonians,
generous

image from here

Ball brothers: 
William Charles, Frank Clayton, Lucius Lorenzo (seated), 
Edmund Burke, George Alexander
In a nutshell,
the Ball family settled in Muncie, Indiana,
with their Ball jar factory,
contributed to establishing a hospital
and was a philanthropic family.
The hospital (Ball Hospital- IU Health) still retains their name with 
IU Health added at the end.
Our university is named for them-
Ball State University. 
Their philanthropy lives on through
the Ball Brothers Foundation.
Minnetrista, the gem of a museum in Muncie,
is located on the estate of the
various homes of the brothers.

sharing with
created by Mrs. Nesbitt &
hosted this week 
by Reader Wil


6 comments:

  1. What a legacy to have been a philanthropic family!

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  2. Well I never knew these were the same people from Ball Univerity and the Ball Jar Factory, the mausoleums are quite striking.
    Ann

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  3. Great post and shots for B. I don't have a post for B this week but am visiting for the team. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

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  4. I have an odd fascination with cemeteries...
    ROG, ABCW

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  5. Nice find. The world needs more people like them.

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  6. Oooh! Impressive mustaches! Almost menacing. Glad they did such a lot of good.

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