Cecil W. Ballingham was born on July 24, 1908 in Nevada. His parents were Anna Newman and Charles Ballingham. He had a brother and sister named Floyd and June.
In 1916 his parents purchased a ranch from Thomas Thomas and the family moved there where the children were raised and educated.
Cecil married Mildred Toyn on May 20, 1931, in Ogden, Utah. Cecil worked for the railroad so they lived in several different places—Grouse Creek, Utah, Lucin, Utah, Laray, Nevada, finally settling down in Sparks, Nevada where they bought a home.
Cecil and Mildred had two children, a son, Cecil Boyd and a daughter, Sharon, both born in Ogden. They were each married and Mildred and Cecil obtained five grandchildren, Leslie, Doug, Debbie, Lisa and Dwaine. They in turn brought four great grandchildren, Sarah, Steffanie, Sherolyn and Jay.
Cecil passed away November 28, 1987 buried in Mountain View cemetery in Sparks, Nevada.