BiographyBall, Homer Eugene b. October 6, 1905, Chicago, Illinois; Father William Ball (1878-?), mother Florence (Coffman) Ball (1881-1931); Single; Insulator; CP 1937; Received Passport# 4923 Chicago series on March 30, 1937 which listed his address as 2007 Point Street, Chicago, Illinois, and 1626 S. 51st Street, Cicero, Illinois; Sailed April 13, 1937 aboard the Georgic; Arrived in Spain May 5, 1937; Served with the 1st Regiment de Tren; Returned to the US on October 10, 1938 aboard the Normandie; Married Florence Miller on October 21, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois; Previously married to Elsie N. Ball (1910-?); d. November 21, 1977, Redgranite, Wisconsin, buried Acacia Park Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois.
Sibling: brother Harry Ball (1905-?), William James Ball, Jr. (1909-1986), and Edwin Ball, sisters Helen Florence? Ball Russell (1908-?), Dorthy Ball Leithman (1916-2004), and Margaret Vivian Ball Hansen (1919-2003).
Source: RGASPI Fond 545,Opis 6, Delo 542; Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; L-W Tree Ancestry. Code A