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Re: David and Louisa INGRAM
Posted by: Jean Thisius (ID *****9691) Date: September 29, 2004 at 14:18:56
In Reply to: Re: David and Louisa INGRAM by Jean Thisius of 272

Descendants of David M. Ingram

Generation No. 1

1. DAVID M.4 INGRAM (THOMAS RICHARD3, WILLIAM "THOMAS"2, JOHN1) was born 26 Aug 1857 in Benton Twn., LaFayette Co, WI, and died 10 Apr 1902 in Hancock, Houghton Co., MI. He married LOUISA RICHARDS 30 Mar 1887 in Shullsburg, Lafayette Co., WI, daughter of GEORGE RICHARDS and MARY ABRAM. She was born 1863 in Shullsburg, Lafayette Co., WI, and died Aft. 1935.

Notes for DAVID M. INGRAM:
Benton Mining Times, Thursday, July 16, 1896, pg. 1, col. 6
David and Thomas Ingram are in town for a time called here by reason of the death of their mother.

The death record of David Ingram was found at the Houghton Co. Courthouse, Book 1, pg. 67, #410 by Jean Thisius and Karin Shelton, June, 2002.

Daily Mining Gazette, Houghton, MI, April 11, 1902--
David Ingram Prominent Citizen, Died Yesterday of Pneumonia--
The death of David Ingram, one of Hancock's most highly respected citizens, occurred early yesterday morning at his home in West Hancock. Mr. Ingram has been ailing for several weeks but it was only last Sunday that his condition was considered serious, and from that time he failed steadily. Mr. Ingram was born at Providence, Wis., in 1857, and has resided in Hancock 15 years. He spent his youth in Wisconsin, coming to Hancock after his marriage to Miss Richards. Their union has been blessed by two children, Gladys Louise and Marie Ann.
Mr. Ingram was a member of the Methodist church and an active worker. Until recently he had been employed in the Quincy store. He was a man of sterling qualities.

Daily Mining Gazette, Sat., April 12, 1902--
The funeral for David Ingram will be held this afternoon at 2:00 from the Methodist church. A. Raymond Johns will preach the sermon. Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery.

Burial Record, Forest Hill Cemetery, Houghton, MI
Ingram, David
Burial Location - Grave D, Lot 4, Block 59, Section 5
(Also buried in that Block; Mary Montgomery)

Louisa Bilkey found in the 1920 census living in Dodgeville, WI as head of household. She lived on Jewett St., no number given. She owned her home. FWW aged 56, born Wisconsin, parents born in England. Living with her were daughters; Gladys L. Ingram, FWS, age 26 and Marie A. Ingram, age 24.

Louisa Bilkey found in the 1930 census living in Dodgeville, WI as Head of household. She lived at 114 ?James? St. Possibly Jane St. She owned her home valued at $3000.00 and did not own a radio. She was born in Wisconsin, her parents both born in England. Census information found at

Louise was informant of her sister, Eliza's death in 1935. Living at Dodgeville.

Louisa and David were married by Rev. R. Burnip of Shullsburg in the ritual of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Witnesses were John Copeland and Hannah Ingram. This information is found in Vol. 5, Page 202 #53 of the Marriage Books in the Lafayette County Courthouse, Darlington, WI. Researched by Jean Thisius, March 12, 1997.

David was a sawyer at Benton, WI at the time of their marriage. After moving to Hancock, MI, he became a clerk and remained as such until his death.
       i.       MARIE ANN5 INGRAM, b. 31 Jan 1895, Hancock, Houghton Co., MI; d. Sep 1953, Milwaukee, WI.

Marie and her sister moved with their mother and step-father to the Shullsburg/Dodgeville area of Lafayette Co. The 1920 census lists the girls living with their mother at Dodgeville, WI.

       ii.       GLADYS LOUISE INGRAM, b. Abt. 1894, Hancock, Houghton Co., MI; m. GEORGE SANGOR, Aft. 1902, Hancock, Houghton Co., MI.

Gladys and her sister probably moved with their mother and step-father to the Shullsburg/Dodgeville area of Lafayette Co. The 1920 census lists Gladys as single and living with her Mother and sister at Dodgeville.

More research needs to be done to confirm if she married George Sangor.

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