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SIDNEY N. INGRAM
This gentleman is the son of Martin and Annie A. (Howard) Ingram, and was born July 15, 1832, at Wilson, Tennessee. His parents came to Greene county, Missouri, in December, 1834, where Sidney received his education, attending school until nearly of age. He taught school for several years and in 1857 taught in Collin county, Texas. In 1859 he and A.G. McCracken built a mill on the James river and ran it in partnership until Mr. McCracken’s death in 1878. Mr. Ingram and his sons now run the mill and have fitted it with the latest and best improvements and make the best grades of flour. Mr. Ingram enlisted in the Home Guards in 1861, and in 1863 and part of 1864 was first lieutenant of a home company organized in the neighborhood of the mill. In the fall of 1864 he was in R.J. McElhany’s company, 46th Missouri infantry. During the war Mr. Ingram was a Republican, but in 1870 joined the Liberal movement and was nominated for circuit clerk. In 1876 he was upon the Greenback ticket for county assessor. In 1882 he made the race for presiding justice of the county court. He ran ahead of his ticket receiving 1,115 votes. He was married January 19, 1860, to Miss E. Stephens of this county. She died December 10, 1868, leaving four sons and one daughter. He was married the second time April 27, 1871, to Miss E.J. Fine, also of this county. She died November 23, 1871, and on the 4th of January, 1874, he was again married to Mrs. Hellen Burnham. They have one son Emory H. His sons Herschel and Thomas are graduates of the Springfield public school.
Source: Greene County, Missouri; St. Louis, Western Historical Company (1883) Transcribed by Kim Mohler

ARCHIBALD F. INGRAM
The subject of this notice is the son of Martin and Annie A. (Howard) Ingram, and was born June 30, 1830, in Wilson county, Tennessee. His parents emigrated to Missouri in 1834, reaching Springfield on the 29th of November. He was educated in the common schools of the county, and remained at home with his parents until he was twenty years of age when he went to work on the Southern Flag, the second paper ever published in Greene county. The publisher was W.P. Davis, and the editor, John M. Richardson, the U.S. commissioner at Carthage. He worked in that office until the paper changed hands in 1851, when he and W.P. Davis went South. They returned in 1852, and in 1853 they started a book store. On the 4th of July, 1853, he was appointed postmaster of Springfield by President Pierce, and served for fourteen months when he was succeeded by William Jones. In the fall of 1855 he went to Greenfield, Dade county, Missouri, and started the American Standard, afterward changed to the Greenfield Southwest, which he published until 1859, when he returned to Springfield and established a job printing office, the first of the kind in Springfield. He continued the business until the war broke out, and then enlisted in Captain Holland’s company of Home Guards, for three months. In 1862 he started an irregular paper, The Springfield Missourian, which he sold in 1863, and in 1864 he bought the Missourian again then established the Patriot. In the following October he sold one-half interest of the Patriot to William J. Feed. He was appointed county treasurer in 1864, to fill the unexpired term of William McAdams and served two years. In 1867 he sold his interest in the Patriot to E.R. Shiply, the present postmaster. In 1868 he started the Weekly Gazette, and after nine months, sold it to the Patriot. He was then elected county treasurer on the Republican ticket. He ran again in 1870, but was defeated by the Liberals. In 1872 he ran again and was elected. He was married in February, 1854, to Miss Mary A., daughter of Randolph W. and Sarah (Gibson) Moore. They have four children, viz.: Charles R., one of the proprietors and publishers of the Daily Extra; Frank M., of California; Sallie A., a teacher in the public school, and Mollie, also a teacher.
Source: Greene County, Missouri; St. Louis, Western Historical Company (1883) Transcribed by Kim Mohler





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