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Felix Pettey BALLENGER[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

Male 1914 - 2000  (85 years)Deceased


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  • Name Felix Pettey BALLENGER 
    Born 4 Jun 1914  Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Service 1974 
    Rear Admiral, US Navy, retired 
    Died 20 Apr 2000 
    Buried 23 Apr 2000  Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Felix Pettey Ballenger - Memorial
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    Person ID I13167  Garrison-Logan Family Tree | Ballenger, Thomas descendants
    Last Modified 29 Oct 2012 

    Father Curtis Murray BALLENGER,   b. 29 Jul 1872, Henderson, Rusk Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1942, Lubbock, Lubbock Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Vivian Lee WHITE,   b. 1884,   d. 1966  (Age 82 years) 
    Married Abt 1910 
    Family ID F4100  Group Sheet

    Family Mayme BENTON,   b. 6 Jun 1914, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 2000  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 1940 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
    Last Modified 29 Oct 2012 
    Family ID F5063  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Jun 1914 - Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 23 Apr 2000 - Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington Co, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S45] United States Census, 1920, (FamilySearch), 29 Oct 2012.
      name: Feilx Bellenger
      residence: , Lubbock, Texas
      estimated birth year: 1915
      age: 5
      birthplace: Texas
      relationship to head of household: Son
      gender: Male
      race: White
      marital status: Single
      father's birthplace: Texas
      mother's birthplace: Texas
      film number: 1821829
      digital folder number: 4392085
      image number: 00953
      sheet number: 15
      Relation Household Gender Age ~bYr mwsd Birthplace
      Head Curtice Bellenger M 47y 1873 m Texas
      Spouse Vivian W Bellenger F 35y 1885 m Texas
      Child Murry Bellenger M 8y 1912 s Texas
      Child Feilx Bellenger M 5y 1915 s Texas
      Parent Cornielia Bellenger F 66y 1854 wd Texas
      Servant Lula May Blanton F 23y 1897 m Texas
      Servant McKenseley Blanton M 21y 1899 m Texas

    2. [S115] United States Census, 1930, (FamilySearch), 29 Oct 2012.
      name: Felix Ballinger
      event: Census
      event date: 1930
      event place: Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas
      gender: Male
      age: 15
      marital status: Single
      race: White
      birthplace: Texas
      estimated birth year: 1915
      relationship to head of household: Son
      father's birthplace: Texas
      mother's birthplace: Texas
      enumeration district number: 0008
      family number: 79
      sheet number and letter: 4A
      line number: 15
      nara publication: T626, roll 2372
      film number: 2342106
      digital folder number: 4547351
      image number: 00309
      Relation Household Gender Age ~bYr mwsd AgeFM Birthplace
      Head Curtis M Ballinger M 57y 1873 m 36y Texas
      Spouse Vivian W Ballinger F 45y 1885 m 26y Texas
      Child Murray Ballinger M 18y 1912 s --- Texas
      Child Felix Ballinger M 15y 1915 s --- Texas
      Servant Henry Cooper M 37y 1893 d 19y Texas
      Father-in-law T Jeff White M 77y 1853 m 27y Texas
      Mother-in-law Willie R White F 73y 1857 m 23y Texas

    3. [S168] United States Census, 1940, (FamilySearch), 29 Oct 2012.
      name: Felix Ballenger
      event: Census
      event year: 1940
      event place: Lubbock, Justice Precinct 1, Lubbock, Texas, United States
      gender: Male
      age: 25
      marital status: Married
      race (original):
      race (standardized): White
      relationship to head of household (original):
      relationship to head of household (standardized): Son
      birthplace: Texas
      estimated birth year: 1915
      residence in 1935: Same Place
      enumeration district number: 152-7B
      family number: 24
      sheet number and letter: 61A
      line number: 12
      nara publication number: T627
      nara roll number: 4096
      digital folder number: 005457446
      image number: 00627
      Relation Household Gender Age ~bYr mwsd Residence in 1935 Birthplace
      son White Murray Ballenger M 28y 1912 s Same Place Texas
      son Felix Ballenger M 25y 1915 m Same Place Texas

    4. [S112] US Social Security Death Index (SSDI), (FamilySearch), 29 Oct 2012.
      first name: Felix
      middle name: P
      last name: Ballenger
      name suffix:
      birth date: 4 June 1914
      social security number: 460-64-1001
      place of issuance: Texas
      last residence: Seminole, Florida
      zip code of last residence: 32779
      death date: 1 April 2000
      estimated age at death: 86

    5. [S129] Miscellaneous Newspaper Obituaries, (Various publications), 29 Oct 2012.
      Navy Doctor In Love With Military Career

      Retired Rear Adm. Felix Pettey Ballenger, a physician who spent more than 30 years in the Navy, ran hospitals around the world.

      Ballenger of Longwood, a thoracic surgeon who once served as commanding officer at the Bethesda Medical Center in Maryland, died April 20 of heart disease. He was 85.

      After he was drafted in 1942, Ballenger, a recent medical school graduate, was given his choice of service branches. He chose the Navy for a chance to travel and study thoracic surgery, said his daughter, Jane Raymond of Orlando.

      He got both wishes and fell in love with his military career, Raymond said.

      He rose in the ranks from Navy ship doctor to chief of surgery at well-known naval hospitals such as those in Quantico, Va., and Great Lakes, Ill.

      ``He was respected and well-liked,'' his daughter said. ``He was a long, tall Texan, and he could tell a good joke.''

      In 1965, he was appointed commanding officer and surgeon at the U.S. Naval Hospital at Yokosuka, Japan.

      He returned to Washington, D.C., two years later as inspector general for the Navy's Bureau of Medicine and Surgery.

      Ballenger became commanding officer at the Bethesda hospital, known for treating U.S. presidents, in 1969. Before he retired in 1974, he spent a year as president of the Navy Physical Disability Review Board.

      He had two cherished hobbies: golf and bonsai, the Japanese art of growing miniature trees.

      ``He had quite a collection of [miniature) trees,'' his daughter said. ``He was such a good golfer, they called him `Dr. One-Putt.'''

      Ballenger also is survived by his wife, Mayme Ballenger of Longwood; son, Charles Curtis Ballenger of Fort Worth, Texas; and daughter, Ann Steffan of Orlando.

      He will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington.
      (Sandra Mathers of The Sentinel Staff
      Orlando Sentinel, April 28, 2000)


    6. [S11] Find A Grave, (www.findagrave.com), 29 Oct 2012.
      Find A Grave Memorial# 8790487