Jonathan T. Ingram
Death Angel Calls Youth and Old Age Receive Visit From Messenger
An Old Soldier Passes Away
Jonathan G. INGRAM Found Dead in His Bed Sunday Morning Due to
Jonathan T. INGRAM, died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed YEARWOOD
about 3 o'clock Sunday morning, his death being due to heart trouble.
He was born in Montgomery county, West Virginia, Oct. 28, 1822, and
came to this county when a small boy and settled with his familly in
Shiloh township. He had made this city his home for 19 years.
His death had been expected by the family, as he was a victim of heart
disease and had had numerous attacks, the last one previous to his
death being about five weeks ago, at which time it was thought he
would die. "Uncle Jonathan", as he was called, was a man of few words
and never an evil word for any one. Saturday evening Mr. INGRAM was in
better spirits than usual and partook of an unusually hearty meal. Mr.
and Mrs. YEARWOOD arose about 4:30 Sunday morning and at 5 o'clock
called Mr. INGRAM; failing to get a response they went into his room
and found him dead. A physician was hastily summoned and gave his
opinion that death had come about two hours earlier, as the body was
He was a soldier in the Civil War and was reputed to be as brave a
soldier as ever shouldered a gun. On August 5, 1862, he enlisted in
Co. E, 80th Ill., for a term of three years, but was discharged
March 22, 1863, on account of disability. Co. E was the one of which
the late S. T. STRATTAN was captain. In April 1865, he re-enlisted in
the 53rd Ill. and was discharged one month later in Springfield, Ill..
owing to the close of the war.
The children surviving him are: Mrs. H. C. LEE, Mrs. Riley WILLIAMSON,
of this city; Mrs. P. P. OLLMAN, Opdyke; Mrs. Jas. FOSTER, Drivers;
and Marshall INGRAM, Centralia. His wife died about 24 years ago.
The funeral was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed YEARWOOD at 1 o'
clock Monday afternoon and the body was taken to Pleasant Grove, where
a short service was held, after which the remains were buried in
Pleasant Grove cemetery.
July 27, 1903 Mt. Vernon Daily Register
Submitted by Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera