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Rev. John Kendrick BALLOU
Lola Lucretia STRAUB
Husband:  John Kendrick / Kendrix BALLOU
Birth:  16 May 1878, KY
Death:  29 Apr 1955, Santa Clara Co., CA
Occupation:  farmer, preacher
Marriage:  Oct 1910, West Butte, Sutter Co., CA
Wife:  Lola Lucretia STRAUB
Birth:  Oct 1884, Butte Twp., Sutter Co., CA
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  William Asbury STRAUB
Mother:  Alice Mary HOKE
1.  Joyce L. BALLOU, b. 1914, CA
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1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
John Kendrick BALLOU
Birth: 16 May 1878, Kentucky
Death: 29 Apr 1955, Santa Clara, California
Marriage: Oct 1910, California
Spouse: Lola Lucretia STRAUB
Source: patron submission

2.  1920 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #13 of 23):  604 Benton? St., Santa Rosa City (Ward 5), Santa Rosa Precinct #4, Sonoma Co., CA, Roll T625_151 (Book 1), p. 247B, SN 7B, SD 1, ED 160, enumerated 14 Jan 1930, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1920:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 16 17 18 19 21 23 25 26 27 28
* 604 167 171 Ballou John K Head R M W 41 M   Y Y KY VA NC Y Preacher Congregational W
      ______ Lola L Wife   F W 34 M   Y Y CA MO CA Y None    
      ______ Joyce L Dau   F W  5 S       CA KY CA Y None    
*Mendicino? & Benton St

3.  1930 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1 of 6):  West Butte Pct., Butte Twp. and North Butte, Sutter Co., CA, Roll 224 (Book 1), p. 132A, SN 1A, ED 51-1, SD 3, enumerated 2 Apr 1830, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1930 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1930:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 24 25 26 27 28 30
1 1 Ballou John K Head O $6000 R Y M W 52 M 33 N Y KY KY KY Y Farmer Grain O Y N
    ______ Lola L Wife *       F W 44 M 25 N Y CA MO CA Y None        
    ______ Joyce L Dau       F W 16 S   Y Y CA KY CA Y None        
    Straub William A Father of wife O       M W 70 Wd 25 N   MO Ger MO Y Merchant Gen Merchand O Y N
*Written vertically across the two cells is the word, "Partners."

4.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).  Below is a newspaper clipping in the Notes of a file submitted by NaLisa Brown.  The clipping was from a family scrapbook, so does not have a citation:
"Miss Lola Straub becomes the Bride of Rev. John K. Ballou of Colusa - Happy Couple will Reside in Stockton"
One of the prettiest weddings of the season was celebrated at the home of Mr. & Mrs. W.A. Straub at West Butte last Wednesday evening when their daughter, Miss Lola Lucretia Straub, became the bride of Rev. John Kendrix Ballou, who has been pastor of the Christian Church at Colusa for a number of years.  The wedding of these two prominent people was quite an event in that part of the county, especially among the many friends of the bride, who was a great favorite as she took much interest in social and church matters, was an accomplished musician and a lovely young woman.  The residence was very prettily decorated for the occasion, the parlors being in green and white, with ferns and potted plants, while the improvised dining room on the lawn was in pink and green and presented a very artistic scene.  At the appointed time, as the members of the wedding party were taking their places, Rev. Robert Davis sang "O Promise Me" in a very impressive manner and the little flower girls, Carroll and Lova Hoke attired in pretty costumes of white scattered beautiful flowers in the path of the bride.  The ring bearer was Pearl Hoke, also dressed in white.  Miss Vera Carroll was maid of honor and her costume was of white chiffon over blue silk, while the bridesmaid, Miss Hazel Hoke, was attired in white chiffon over pink silk. The bride's gown was a beautiful creation of liberty satin, trimmed with pearls, with veil and orange blossoms and she carried a bouquet of carnations.  It is needless to say she made a charming bride, dividing the honors of the occasion graciously with her pretty attendants.  Claire Jones was best man and with the groom carried off the dignity of their positions creditably. The ceremony was performed by Rev. W.E. Bobbitt of Woodland and after the sacred words were said the newly wedded pair were showered with congratulations and good wishes.  The wedding supper served in the gaily decorated canopied dining room was a marvel of the culinary art, having been especially prepared for the occasion by Lem At, the Chinese chef on the Hoke place.  Being an artist in this line he made an extra effort and arranged a menu that would do credit to the leading cafes in the city.  At a late hour the bride and groom took their departure for Stockton, where they will make their home as Rev. Ballou is now pastor of the Christian Church in that city.  They were the recipients of many beautiful presents of cut glass, silver, china, etc., with which to adorn their new home, and if the felicitations of their many friends count, they will live forever and never have a cloud to mar their mutual happiness.  Those present at the wedding were: Mr & Mrs W. A. Straub, Mr & Mrs George Straub, Mr & Mrs. W.F. Hoke, F.H. Graves and family, James Carroll and family, Mr. & Mrs August Hoke, Luther Zumwalt and family, Rev. W.E. Bobbitt, Rev. Robert Davis, Mrs. Beecroft, Mrs I.G. Zumwalt, Mrs. E.L. Gibson, Mrs. Frank Zumwalt; Misses Lizzie Vagedes, Hazel Hoke, Vera Carroll, Freida Tarke, Hazel Moore, June Carroll, Vinnie Beecroft, Carroll, Lova & Pearl Hoke; Messrs. Geo. F. Straub, Everett Zumwalt, Bennie Reagan, Adlea Zumwalt, W.B. Ellington

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