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The Ball Family

George W. Ball's House

George W. Ball modernized buildings to make them more attractive. He took charge of one of the large boarding houses of Lancaster Mills. Later on, he bought a farm in Lancaster which is where he eventually died. He married Mary McReel, who previously lived at Sawyer’s Mills. They had three daughters: Abbie S., Lizzie, and Georgianna. All their daughters attended the school in Boylston. Abbie S. married George Perry, a machinist, and she died during the great ice storm of December 1921 in Worcester. Lizzie married Edward Bartlett from Clinton. Georgianna married Thurston Gould from Leominster, a comb maker, and she died in 1921.1 The picture to the right shows both George’s house and barn, which were demolished for the Wachusett Reservoir.

George Ball House

1Bruce Filgate, Boylston Historical Series, no. 1-14 (Boylston: The Boylston Historical Society, 2012).