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35. Photo Dolores (Lolita, D, DD, Gee) LAGOS BESTEIRO57 was born on 1 Jan 1917 in Havana, Cuba.117 Full name on birth certificate is "Maria de los Dolores Emilia Manuela Lagos y Besteiro". Born at 7 AM. She was baptized on 20 Jan 1917 in Havana, Cuba.118 Godparents: Emilio BESTEIRO GRACCIANI and Dolores VERA SANZ. She immigrated in Apr 1917 to New York, NY, USA.63 She was naturalized on 18 Jun 1925. She almost burned down the family residence in 1927 in Paterson, Passaic, NJ, USA.47 Family story: In the attic there was a tablecloth with a fringe. She occasionally would light a thread, watch it burn and go out. One evening she could not get the fire out and, not knowing what else to do, went downstairs to join the family at dinner. When a neighbor alerted her father to the fire, they called the fire department, and the fire was extinguished with only minor damage. The fire was blamed on embers from the train, whose tracks were only a few yards away at the corner of 22nd Street. She finally confessed to this 40 years later, in 1967, a year before her mother's death.

She was educated at St. Mary's High School and graduated in Jun 1935 in Paterson, Passaic, NJ, USA. She was educated at St. Joseph's School of Nursing and graduated as a Registered Nurse in Jun 1938 in Paterson, Passaic, NJ, USA. She died on 13 Feb 2003 in Totowa Borough, NJ, USA. She was buried on 19 Feb 2003 in Paterson, Passaic, NJ, USA. Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Dolores BALL (Carr) wrote of her mother in 1992, "She was always "one of the kids" when I had my friends over. How many other parents enjoyed Elvis Presley? To my children, a trip to Towaco was a must every Sunday."

Dolores (Lolita, D, DD, Gee) LAGOS BESTEIRO and Harry Joseph (Pie) BALL were married on 26 Oct 1940 in Paterson, Passaic, NJ, USA.

Photo Harry Joseph (Pie) BALL119 (son of Harry J BALL and Katherine ("Granny Ball") DEMAUX) was born on 8 Dec 1916 in Paterson, Passaic, NJ, USA. He was a basketball star both in high school and later between 1931 and 1939.120 He played for St. Mary's HS, St. Bon's Holy Name, PTA 25, Morning Call All Stars, Eddie Mac's, Lincoln Triangles, Knights of Columbus, Redwoods. He was a timekeeper for the WPA between 1934 and 1936. He was educated at St. Mary's High School and graduated about 1934 in Paterson, Passaic, NJ, USA.120 He had a scholarship to John Marshall Law School. He went three days, and could not afford the bus fare, so he went to work. He was an office worker at Wrights between 1936 and 1944. He served in the military between Jan 1944 and Jan 1946.120 He served in the US Army, beginning 1944 in Fort Dix, Camp Crowder, Stoneman, Cal POE. "He was in the Signal Corps. They wanted to put him into cryptography because of his high IQ, but his Secret Service clearance came through after he went overseas." He was in Bouganville, Luzon, Montoro, New Caledonia, (Larote?) . . .

He died on 13 Sep 1999 in Florida, USA. Dolores BALL (Carr) wrote on the death of her father in 1999: "He was a gentleman and he was a gentle man. I've always wondered how he could possibly have fought in the war, but he did it because it was right. He didn't care about image or status. He respected everyone as a person. The less fortunate got no less respect, and like it or not, people who enjoyed a high position received no edge from My Dad. People were people - period. He expected one thing from everyone - honesty. His sense of integrity was the only thing that surpassed his sense of humor. He was honest at any cost and he expected no less from everyone." Dolores (Lolita, D, DD, Gee) LAGOS BESTEIRO and Harry Joseph (Pie) BALL had the following children:



Dolores Thérèse (Chippie) BALL.



Katherine Ann BALL.



Patricia Dolores BALL ** was born on 25 May 1954 in Paterson, Passaic, NJ, USA. She died on 27 May 1954 in Paterson, Passaic, NJ, USA. She was born prematurely and did not survive this early birth.