Vivian Rachel Ballou

Female 1916 - 2012  (96 years)


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  • Name Vivian Rachel Ballou  [1
    Born 21 Dec 1916  Redfield Twp., Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 28 Dec 2012  Lakeland, Polk County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I9274  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 

    Family 1 Ancestors Rowland Albert Bass,   b. 31 Mar 1920, Pulaski, Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 2003, Mission, Hidalgo County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 12 Nov 1940  San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    Married: 3x1. Samuel Dwight Bass
    Married: 1x2. Nellie Suzann Bass
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F2219  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Married 21 Dec 1948  Quitman, Brooks County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F5590  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Born in Redfield, Vivian was educated in the village school and left as a teen to work for the Leary family in Pulaski. It was there that she met Rowland Bass formally of Orwell. The couple eloped and were married in Texas in 1940, remaining there for four years during Rowlands active duty. Following their separation Vivian returned to Oswego County where she lived for a time in Pulaski. In 1947 Vivian moved to Lakeland Florida where she worked for 20 years at Maas Brother Department Store in the cafeteria. In the early 1950s Vivian also managed Duvard's Diner with her 2nd husband Duvard Hornsby. Vivian was a hard worker by nature, she raised her four children alone most of her life. She retained close contact with many of her siblings and Neice and nephews. For many years her youngest sister Maureen lived nearby her. Vivian spent many of her summer vacations back home in the north. She often stayed with her sister Jane and Jane's family. She kept a close correspondence with her life-long best friend Eva (Bennett) McCune of Pulaski and Oregon
      Born in Redfield, her birth was announced in the Redfield column of the December 28, 1916 Sandy Creek News. She was born at 9 pounds. Vivian was educated in the village school and left as a teen to work for the Leary family in Pulaski. It was there that she met Rowland Bass formally of Orwell. The couple eloped and were married in Texas in 1940, remaining there for four years during Rowlands active duty. Following their separation Vivian returned to Oswego County where she lived for a time in Pulaski.
      In 1947 Vivian moved to Lakeland Florida where she worked for 20 years at Maas Brother Department Store in the cafeteria. In the early 1950s Vivian also managed Duvard's Diner with her 2nd husband Duvard Hornsby.
      Vivian was a hard worker by nature, she raised her four children alone most of her life. She retained close contact with many of her siblings and Neice and nephews. For many years her youngest sister Maureen lived nearby her.
      Vivian spent many of her summer vacations back home in the north. She often stayed with her sister Jane and Jane's family. She kept a close correspondence with her life-long best friend Eva (Bennett) McCune of Pulaski and Oregon
      Born in Redfield, her birth was announced in the Redfield column of the December 28, 1916 Sandy Creek News. She was born at 9 pounds. Vivian was educated in the village school and left as a teen to work for the Leary family in Pulaski. It was there that she met Rowland Bass formally of Orwell. The couple eloped and were married in Texas in 1940, remaining there for four years during Rowlands active duty. Following their separation Vivian returned to Oswego County where she lived for a time in Pulaski.
      In 1947 Vivian moved to Lakeland Florida where she worked for 20 years at Maas Brother Department Store in the cafeteria. In the early 1950s Vivian also managed Duvard's Diner with her 2nd husband Duvard Hornsby.
      Vivian was a hard worker by nature, she raised her four children alone most of her life. She retained close contact with many of her siblings and Neice and nephews. For many years her youngest sister Maureen lived nearby her.
      Vivian spent many of her summer vacations back home in the north. She often stayed with her sister Jane and Jane's family. She kept a close correspondence with her life-long best friend Eva (Bennett) McCune of Pulaski and Oregon

  • Sources 
    1. [S627] Marion Ballou.FTW.
      Date of Import: Apr 25, 1999