One of the energetic and farsighted business. men of Saskatoon is Thomas M. Ball, president and manager of the Miners, Ball & Nelson Lumber Company, Ltd., and vice-president of Miners & Ball, Limited, gen- eral contractors. He was born near London, Ontario, on the 20th of July, 1889, a son of Thomas and Mary (Fuller) Ball, natives of that province. For many years the father has been baggage master for the Grand Trunk Railway, and he is one of the highly respected and esteemed citizens of the community in which he resides. Thomas M. Ball received his education in the public schools of London, Ontario, and in due time was graduated from high school. He then en- tered a business college and subsequently took up accounting, working in various places and in different lines of business until 1912. In 1911 Mr. Ball formed a partnership with Charles M. Miners for the conduct of a general contracting business and the firm is still doing business under the name of Miners & Ball, Limited, general contractors. Mr. Ball is vice- president of the company and C. M. Miners is manager and president. In February, 1913, Mr. Ball and Mr. Miners organized a lumber business, taking a Mr. Nelson into partnership, and this company is operated under the name of the Miners, Ball & Nelson Lumber Company, Limited. Fred Miners is a stockholder in both of the above mentioned companies and is foreman of the contracting firm. In June, 1912, Mr. Ball was married to Miss Gertrude M. Seymour, a daughter of Richard and Elizabeth (Bird) Seymour, natives of Lime- rick, Ireland. They came to Canada at an early day and Mr. Seymour is now engaged in the grocery business in Winnipeg. In his political views Mr. Ball is a liberal and his religious faith is that of the Presbyterian church. Mr. Ball is a self-made man in the truest sense of the word and he well merits the success he has achieved and the confidence and esteem in which he is held by all who know him. Bibliography follows:

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