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Lucina Ball Moxley, Oldest Member of Ball Family, Remembered

Lucina Ball Moxley, granddaughter of one of the famed Ball brothers who founded the University, passed away on March 25, 2020, in Indianapolis. She was 101. Lucina, who is the oldest living member of the Ball family, celebrated her 100th birthday at the same time that the University was marking its Centennial. At Commencement in […]

Premier Ball Jar Collection Was Kindled by Kinship

Jeff Harper shared a key personality trait with his great-grandfather. Ambition. Harper’s great-grandfather was Frank C. Ball, one of the five Ball brothers whose legacy is being celebrated during Ball State University’s Centennial. Jeff, too, was a successful businessman, having owned an industrial ceramic inspection and testing company. While Jeff had a Ph.D. in pharmacology, he […]

In First Campus Visit Since ’46, Ball Brother’s Great-Niece Gets Big Surprise

Julia Woodworth Gillespie, wondering what had become of her family name, finds it carved into stone outside Woodworth Complex, which is named for her aunt.