eorge Alexander Ball , treasurer of the Ball Brother's Company of Muncie, the great glass manufacturing concern with whose interests he has been identified since its inception, was born in Trumbull County, Ohio, November 5, 1862, and is a son of Lucius Stiles Ball and Maria P. (Bingham) Ball, who were the parents of eight children. An account of Mr. Ball's ancestry, early life and business career will be found in the biography of his brother, Edmund Burke Ball. George A. Ball was six years of age when the family moved to Canandaigua, New York, where he attended public school and completed his schooling in the Canandaigua Academy. When he was twenty-one years of age, in 1883, he joined his elder brothers in the manufacturing enterprise they had started some years before at Buffalo, New York, and when in 1887 the Ball interests were transferred to Muncie he came here and has since been a resident of Muncie, an active and influential figure in the general industrial, commercial and social life of the city and of the community of which he thus has been a part for more than thirty-five years. In addition to his activities as treasurer of the Ball Brother's Company, Mr. Ball has extensive interests in other directions. He is a member of the directorates of the Merchants National Bank and of the Delaware County National Bank of Muncie, a director of the Marine Trust Company of Buffalo, New York, and is also a member of the boards of directors of the Indiana Portland Cement Company, the Muncie & Portland Traction Company, the Indianapolis, Newcastle & Eastern Traction Company and the Muncie & Western Railway Company. Mr. Ball's services in behalf of general educational and philanthropic movements are widely recognized and he is a member of the board of trustees of Indiana University and one of the directors of the association having in hand the erection of the hospital for children of Indiana as a memorial to James Whitcomb Riley, the Hoosier poet. Mr. Ball is a Freemason and is a member of the Muncie Rotary Club. He and his wife are members of the Presbyterian Church and he is an elder in the church. In 1893 George A. Ball and Frances Woodworth were married at Buffalo, New York. They have one daughter, Elizabeth, who graduated in the class of 1922 in Vassar College.