- Logansport Pharos Tribune, Logansport, Indiana, Tuesday, January 18, 1921, page 5.
Watson Ballou, veteran of the Civil war and well known resident of Deer Creek south of this city, died at the family resident this morning, aged eighty years. He was born in Wayne county Kentucky, March 23, 1840. On January 29, 1861 he was united in marriage to Driscilla Dick, who survives him. Had Ballou lived until the twenty-ninth of this month the couple would have been married sixty years.
At the outbreak of the Civil war Mr. Ballou enlisted in Company K. 12th regiment, Kentucky Infantry. On November 18, 1861 he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the same company. June 28, 1863 he was promoted to first lieutenant. He left the service February 21, 1864 by resignition.
Besides the widow, Mr. Ballou is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Emma Forgey of Deer Creek, and Mrs. Laura Fellows of Kokomo; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Arrangements have been made to hold the funeral at the home in Deer Creek Thursday morning at 10:30. Burial will take place in the Deer Creek cemetery.
Drucilla Ballou (1840 - 1921)*