Ingram, Lewis William

Oregon City Enterprise, Friday, June 15, 1906
Well Known Civil War Veteran a Victim of Heart Failure.

Louis W. Ingram died suddenly at 6:30 o’clock Wednesday at his home at Parkplace, of heart failure. As was his custom, he arose early and dressed, and complained of not feeling well and laid down on a couch. Mrs. Ingram was in an adjoining room putting up lunches for their sons who work in the mills, and went in to look after her husband and was horrified to find him in an unconscious condition. A physician was hastily summoned,but he arrived too late to be of use,for Mr. Ingram had passed quietly away. The funeral was held Friday from the First Presbyterian church. Deceased was born in Bellefonte, Penn., Jan. 2, 1840, and was 66 years of age. He served with distinction in the Union army in the war of the rebellion, and was a member of Co. H.,148th Pennsylvania Infantry. He was quartermaster of the 81st Pennsylvania Infantry. He is survived by a wife and ten children, six sons and four daughters. He was a prominent and faithful member of Meade Post No. 2, Grand Army of the Republic.

Oregon City Enterprise, Friday, June 22, 1906
G. A. R. Passes Resolutions of Respect to Late Comrade L. W. Ingram

Your committee appointed to prepare a tribute of respect to Comrade L. W. Ingram do respectfully submit the following statement, coupled with words of sympathy for the bereaved family.

Comrade Ingram was born Jan. 2, 1840, at Bellfont, Pa., and died at his residence in Parkplace, Or., June 13, 1906. He enlisted in the Civil war for the Union, Aug. 8, 1862, and was mustered out in August, 1865, serving out his full time of enlistment, performing an honorable part during the service. There is seemingly a life period allotted to every person either of short or long duration, some of whom measure that space with honor and a degree of usefulness, but we must remember that God giveth and taketh away again, and as it has pleased His divine will to remove from our midst an honorable and respected comrade, who served in the late war for the preservation of the Union, that those who come after may live to enjoy the freedom and peace of this beloved country. We bow to His divine will, mourning and sorrowing for the lost and gone, who out of deep sympathy deserve our profound respect.

Therefore be it, Resolved, That we lament and condole the passing away of our noble comrade. L. W. Ingram, who has been a faithful and efficient member of Meade Post No. 2 during his membership, after serving in an official capacity with honor and respect. Hence we most respectfully extend our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family of the said deceased, realizing that it is “God’s will be done.”



Name: Lewis W . Ingram
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: Pennsylvania
Regiment: 148th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry
Company: F&S
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Commissary Sergeant
Film Number: M554 roll 59

Name: Lewis W Ingram
Enlistment Date: 16 Aug 1862
Rank at enlistment: Comm Sergeant
State Served: Pennsylvania
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company S(H), Pennsylvania 148th Infantry Regiment on 16 Aug 1862. Promoted to Full 1st Lieutenant on 27 Jun 1864. Mustered out on 27 Jun 1864. Commissioned an officer in Company S, Pennsylvania 81st Infantry Regiment on 27 Jun 1864. Mustered out on 29 Jun 1865 at Washington, DC.
Death Date: 13 Jun 1906
Death Place: Clackamas County, Oregon
Sources: History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, Research by Harold Slavik


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