Laura Winifred BALL
- Born: September 15, 1884, Story County, Iowa
- Marriage: Leonard Blaine SCHENCK on January 2, 1906 in Dolliver, Emmet County, Iowa
- Died: July 2, 1956, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa
- Buried: July 5, 1956, East Side Cemetery, Estherville Township, Emmet County, Iowa
1884 BIRTH of Laura Winifred Ball ("Winnie")
1900 CENSUS, Iowa, Emmet County, Ellsworth Township ("Winnie," age 14, with parents)
1903 DEATH of mother, Rachel (Fields) Ball
1905 CENSUS, Iowa State Census, Emmet County, Dollilver ("Winnie" with father Robert and siblings)
1906 MARRIAGE of Laura Winifred Ball and Leonard Blaine Schenck on January 2 in Dolliver, Emmet County, Iowa
1910 CENSUS, Iowa, Emmet County, Ellsworth Township ("Leonard B.," age 26, "Farmer, General Farm") (daughter Flossie is in the household)
1918 REGISTRATION, World War I Draft, Minnesota, Martin County ("Leonard Blaine Schenck," age 33, "Farming")
1920 CENSUS, Minnesota, Martin County, Lake Fremont Township ("Leonard B.," age 35, "Farm, Operator" (documented "Skank" in the 1920 census)
1923 DEATH of father, Edson Robert Ball ("Robert F. Ball")
1930 CENSUS, Iowa, Emmet County, Ellsworth Township, Estherville ("Leonard," age 45, "Farmer, General Farm") (children Flossie, Floyd, Raymond and Rolland are in the household)
1956 DEATH, Laura Winifred (Ball) Schenck, at 71 years 9 months 17 days
1957 DEATH of husband, Leonard Blaine Scheck, at 73 years 1 month 14 days
DESCRIPTION (Leonard): "Medium height, medium build, ' greenish-blue ' eyes, brown hair" (World War I Draft Registration)
OBITUARY (Laura) from ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa, July 3, 1956:
Heart Attack Fatal to Mrs. Schenck
Mrs. Leonard Schenck, 71, died at 7:45 o'clock last night [July 2, 1956] at Holy Family Hospital of a heart attack. Mrs. Schenck had suffered the first coronary attack eight years ago.
She had been in failing health for the past month but after being hospitalized five days ago she had appeared to be improving until the attack last night.
Laura Winifred Ball was born Sept. 15, 1884 in Story County near Boone. She came to Emmet County about 56 years ago.
Miss Ball was married to Leonard Schenck Jan 2, 1906 at Dolliver. Mr. and Mrs. Schenck had observed their 50th anniversary in January.
Mr. and Mrs. Schenck had farmed in this community since their marriage, moving to Estherville last November from a farm near Wallingford.
Survivors in addition to her husband include a daughter, Mrs. Flossie Jensen; three sons, Floyd, Ronald and Raymond, all of Estherville; three sisters, Mrs. Albert Myhre of Huntington, Mrs. Frank Rosburg of Dunnell, Minn. and Mrs. Herman Rosburg of Brahm, Minn.; and two brothers, John Ball of Jackson, Minn., and Frank Ball of Grantsburg, Wis. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Mrs. Schenck was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday,1:30 p.m. at Sternborg chapel and 2 p.m. at the Methodist church, the Rev. Harrison G. Dawes officiating.
Friends may call at Sternborgs from this evening until time of the services Thursday. Burial will be in East Side Cemetery.
OBITUARY (Leonard) from ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa, November 27, 1957:
Leonard B. Schenck Dies; Rites Friday
Leonard Blaine Schenck, 73, longtime resident of Emmet county died of a heart attack at 1:30 p.m. yesterday [Nov 26, 1957] at Holy Family Hospital. Mr. Schenck had been in failing health for the past two months and had entered the hospital Monday evening.
Mr. Schenck was born Oct. 12, 1884 in Winneshiek county. He received his education there and also attended business college at Decorah. He came to Emmet County as a young man in 1901.
On Jan 3, 1906 he was married to Laura Winifred Ball near Dolliver. The couple farmed on various places in Emmet county until retirement in the fall of 1955 when they moved to Estherville. Mr. Schenck was a member of the First Methodist Church here.
Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Flossie Jensen and three sons, Raymond, Ronald and Floyd, all of Estherville, and two brothers, Lloyd of Estherville and Clayton of Superior.
He was preceded in death by his wife in July 1956.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 Friday afternoon at the Sternborg Funeral Chapel followed by 2:00 o'clock services in the First Methodist Church.
Pallbearers will be Herman Herke, Lester Larson, Ralph Schacherer, Donald Hansen, Duane Fisher and Elwood Miller.
The body will be in state at Sternborg's Funeral Home from this evening until time of services.
Laura married Leonard Blaine SCHENCK, son of Judson SCHENCK and Sarah SCHENCK, on January 2, 1906 in Dolliver, Emmet County, Iowa. (Leonard Blaine SCHENCK was born on October 12, 1884 in Winneshiek County, Iowa, died on November 26, 1957 in Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa and was buried on November 29, 1957 in East Side Cemetery, Estherville Township, Emmet County, Iowa.)