John T. Ingram

From: McLeansboro Times, October 25, 1917

John T. Ingram, a well known resident of Hamilton County, died at the Anna State Hospital Sunday October 8th, as a result of exhaustion.

Mr. Ingram had been at the hospital for about two months receiving treatment for a psychosis resulting from senile changes.  His wife and daughter visited him on Friday and Saturday before his death occurred and on the last visit he seemed better than at the time of the previous visit.

Mr. Ingram was 60 years of age at the time of his death but had suffered from ill health for quite a while.

His remains were shipped to McLeansboro on the following Monday for interment.

John Thomas Ingram was born in Hamilton County, Illinois December 14, 1856, departed this life October 7th, 1917, aged 60 years, 9 months and 22 days.  He was born on the farm where his wife still resides.  He never knew a fathers' care, his father having died 3 months before he was born.  He had one sister, one brother one half sister and three half brothers all who preceded him to the great beyond.  His mother died in 1884.

He attended the country school, and succeeded in getting a common school education and taught school in Hamilton, Franklin and Jefferson Cos. from 1879 to 1893.

He was married to Laura L. Waller July 27th, 1880 and to this union were born seven children, Ida Estella, James Franklin, Iva Myrtle, Leona Dare, Conrad Giles, Laura Vernie and Goldie Pearl all of whom survive him except Ida Estella who died at the age of two years.

Early in life he professed his faith in Christ and united with the Christian church at Mt. Pleasant where he retained his membership until death.  He was always ready and willing to work for the master.

Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. B. S. Kello from Fairfield, Ill.

He leaves to mourn their loss a wife, six children, two sons, four daughters, six grand children and host of relatives and friends.

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