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Ball, Ernest (1867–1938)

The Rev. Ernest Ball, a pioneer of the Queensland Methodist Mission, died on Saturday, aged 71, at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Twigg, of Coolangatta. The funeral will leave the Albert Street Methodist Church, Brisbane, after a service at 4 p.m. to-day, for the Toowong Cemetery. Mr. Ball, who was born in England, came to Queensland in 1897. About 30 years ago he joined the inland mission. He served as home missionary and minister at Coolangatta, Boulia, Landsborough, Kilcoy, Winton, and Cloncurry. After working for a number of years as home missionary he was ordained minister in recognition of his great services to the church. The first Methodist church at Coolangatta was built largely through his efforts. He is survived by his widow, two sons — Messrs. E. W. Ball (Coolangatta) and A. D. Ball (Bundaberg) — and one daughter, Mrs. Twigg.

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'Ball, Ernest (1867–1938)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/ball-ernest-13489/text24183, accessed 24 August 2019.

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