INGHAM, Joseph 1815-1898
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Date: 1/27/2017 at 08:28:19
Joseph Ingham was born April 3, 1815, near Syracuse, N.Y., and died December 5, 1898, at his residence near Whitten, aged 83 years, 8 months and 2 days. In 1839 he moved to Galesburg, Ill., afterwards to Lee county, where he was united in marriage to Lucy M. Woodruff, Dec. 8, 1842. In the fall of 1844 they moved to Washington county, Iowa, where they remained until March, 1868. They then moved to the home place in Grundy county where Mr. Ingham spent the remainder of his life. Nine children were born to them: Laura Genstt, Cornelia Dresser, Elzora Mariah, Mary Jane, William Harvey, Lucian S., Jesse W., Sarah Ada and Harriet A. Two of these, Cornelia Dresser and Sara Ada, are deceased. Mr. Ingham never united with any church, but his life was of a high moral character, and he was loved and esteemed by all who knew him. All who came to his door were welcome to enter. He leaves a loving wife to mourn his loss, who has traveled the path of live with him for upwards of fifty-six years. During his last illness never did he murmur or complain of his suffering but bore all his trials with patience and calmly waited for the final summons. The funeral services were held at the home Saturday afternoon, Dec. 10, at 1 o'clock, Rev. Eugene Curless of the Christian church of Whitten, preaching the sermon. He took as his text Job 14:14, which was one of his favorite chapters of the Bible. The interment took place in the Benson cemetery southeast of Whitten.
--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 15 December 1898, pg 10
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