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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
William Arthur Ingham

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[This information is from Vol. III, pp. 770-771 of History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925, edited by Nelson Greene (Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1925). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 974.7 G81h. This online edition includes lists of portraits, maps and illustrations. As noted by Paul Keesler in his article, "The Much Maligned Mr. Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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High honor, marked intellectuality and broad charity are the personal characteristics of Mr. William Arthur Ingham, who is now retired. He was born in Little Falls, New York, on July 6, 1853, his parents being Schuyler R. and Catherine Maria (Lockwood) Ingham. Schuyler R. Ingham was born in Little Falls on January 2, 1830, and died on February 6, 1919, at Little Falls, aged eighty-eight years. He was a New York stock broker and served in the Civil war in Iowa. He was appointed by Governor Kirwood and did military duty with the rank of colonel and settled the difficulties with the Sioux Indians on the Minnesota border. His parents were William and Elizabeth (Schuyler) Ingham, the former of whom was born at Ingham Mills, New York, on October 12, 1794, and died on January 10, 1891, at Little Falls, New York. His wife was born near Saratoga, New York, on January 10, 1804, and died on May 12, 1880. William Ingham established the first woolen mill in Little Falls, a carding mill known as Ingham's Carding mill. He served in the Revolutionary war at Fort Niagara. Catherine Maria (Lockwood) Ingham, mother of William Arthur Ingham of this review, was born in Little Falls, New York, on February 14, 1825, and died on March 22, 1905. She was the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Solomon Lockwood. Dr. Lockwood practiced medicine in Little Falls, but later moved to Michigan, where he died. His wife died at Little Falls and was buried in Newport, New York.

William Arthur Ingham was educated in New Haven, Connecticut, at General Russell's Military School, graduating in 1870 as a civil engineer. After graduating he went to Utah on account of his health, having suffered a stroke of paralysis, and settled on a ranch, where he remained for several years. He then went to Chicago, Illinois, and was connected with the Chicago Board of Trade until 1878, when he went abroad and remained for seven years, visiting many foreign countries, and while abroad met the lady who afterward became his wife. He was united in marriage on June 10, 1887, at Dresden, Saxony, Germany, to Miss Jennie Grassie, who was born on March 23, 1863. She is the daughter of Dr. Johann Georg Theodor Grassie (See New International Encyclopedia, Vol. VIII, Fuller's Earth-Haletherium, which gives an account of Dr. Grassie).

Two children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Ingham: Theodore Schuyler Ingham was born in Little Falls, on May 20, 1889, and died there on May 9, 1920. He married Dorothea Duryne of Schenectady and they had two children, Virginia C. and Catherine D. Ingham. Catherine Ann Ingham was born in Little Falls, New York. She was married to James D. Judson, attorney, of Utica, and they have one child, Catherine Ann Judson.

William Arthur Ingham was clerk of the draft board during the World war. He is a member of Emanuel Episcopal church of Little Falls and also a vestryman. His political affiliations are with the republican party and for diversion he enjoys hunting and fishing. In whatsoever relation of life we find Mr. Ingham he is always the same honored gentleman, whose worth well merits the high regard which is uniformly given him.

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