Obituary, "Dallas Lawyer Passes Away: F.M. Ball Dies at Family Residence. Funeral to Be Held Today," 1/5/1914, p. 2. Born 9/29/1869 in New Boston, Texas. "About a year ago he moved from Texarkana to Dallas and had resided here since that time."
Dallas Morning News.
Census of 1880 - Frank Ball, Bowie County, age 12, born circa 1868 in Texas, son of Isac. M. and Lou Ball.
Census of 1900 - Frank M. Ball, Johnson County, age 31, born September 1868 in Texas, lawyer, wife Linder, son Frank M., Jr., daughters Eliza and Devis Hart Ball.
Census of 1910 - F.M. Ball, Texarkana, Bowie County, age 40, born circa 1870 in Texas, lawyer, wife Ethyl, daughter Eliza.
F.M. Ball, birth date 9/29/1869 in New Boston [Bowie County], Texas, death date 1/4/1914 in Dallas, Dallas County, lawyer, father I.M. Ball.
FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
Frank Mitchell Ball, birth date 9/29/1869, death date 1/4/1914, burial in Oakland Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas County.
Find a Grave.
Obituary, Frank M. Ball, Daily Arkansas Gazette (Little Rock, Arkansas), 1/7/1914, p. 9. Frank M. Ball, "for many years, was a resident of the Texas side of the town [Texarkana] . . . Twenty years ago he represented Bowie county one term in the Texas legislature and later he was twice elected city attorney of Texarkana, Tex."
23rd Legislature (1893) - F.M. Ball, postoffice Texarkana, nativity Texas, age 24 (born circa 1869), lawyer, 24 years in Texas, Democrat.
Texas Legislative Manual.