Relationship Record 104

Male/Husband}   Ballard, Robert Hudson (Bob)     Family History} Olson
  Female/Wife}   Noble, Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Relationship Type} Marriage
Marriage: Date} Exa 19 Jan 1936  M Place} Occidental College, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
Ended: On Date} Exa 27 Dec 1984
                     By} Death of wife
Source 1}  70 = Interview
Source 2} 1430=Marriage rec
Source 3} 1066=Marriage rec
Source 4} 1509=1940 USA cen
Source 5}  87 = Diary
Source 6}  94 = Diary
Source 7} 134 = Photograph
Source 8} 195 = Photograph
Source 9} 1240=Newspaper
Source 10} 872 = Voter record
Source 11}1147=Newspaper
Source 12}536 =Death record
Source 13}542 = S.S. record
Source 14}105 = Funeral rec
Source 15}879 = Letter
1st Household No.} 273 = Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
Photographs} Betty Ballard and children Betty Ballard
Last Updated
        by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 11 Nov 2015
Date Created}    1 Jan 1992
Notes:  Robert Ballard and Betty Noble met while attending Occidental College in Los Angeles.  They were married in its Music Chapel on 19 Jan 1936, by his father Dr. J. Hudson Ballard.  The witnesses to the marriage ceremony were their mothers, Adaline M. Noble and Myrtle Ballard.  Their wedding reception was held at the home of her parents, Walter and Adeline Noble, in Hollywood.  Their first home was with her parents at 1934 Tamarind Avenue.  They were registered to vote as Republicans, and Bob's occupation was musician.

In the 1940 U.S. census, Bob and Betty were living in their own home at 4229 Farmdale Avenue, Los Angeles.  Their son and daughter were born while they were here.  Their home was worth $5,000.

By 1950, the voter registration records list Bob and Betty as living at 18821 Erwin Street, Los Angeles.  At the time this was "horse country", and their property was called a ranch.  They were active in the Tarzana Horsemen's Association.

Bob was a musician, and was a musical arranger for the Lawrence Welk Band from 1973 to 1982.  Betty died in 27 Dec 1984, and was buried in the Pomona Cemetery, Pomona, California.  Her last residence was in Westlake Village, Ventura County.  In later years, Bob had a ranch in Murrietta, Riverside County, California, called the Fly B Ranch.  He died 2 May 1992 in Riverside County.  It is presumed that he is buried in the Pomona Cemetery with his wife.
Children: Total # of Children} 2 Seq. # of Primary}  
  1st Child} Ballard, girl
  2nd Child} Ballard, boy
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