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Melville Ezra INGALLS

Ingalls, Melville Ezra 36077Melville Ezra INGALLS is my fifth cousin three times removed; related through Dominicus “Indian Killer” and Hannah “Ruhanah” (TRISTRAM) JORDAN.  I will only touch on a little of his life here, but will attach links to more information about him.  He grew up on a farm in Harrison, Cumberland, Maine; at age 16 began teaching in a nearby town.[1]  The then attended Bridgton Academy in Bridgton, Maine.[2]  Upon his completion of his education there he attended Bowdoin College graduating in 1861.[3]  He then attended Harvard Law School graduating in 1862/3.[4]  He opened a law office in Gray, Cumberland, Maine, where he met and married his wife Abby.[5]  They moved to Boston so that he may work with Judge Woodbury.[6]  In 1868 he became a Massachusetts State Senator, serving only one term.[7]  The family were enumerated in the 1870 census living in Boston and at one-point living at 538 Broadway Street.[8]  He and his family moved to Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, after the 1870 census was taken.[9] Ingalls, Melville Ezra 3607 Big 4 Railroad In 1871 he began his journey towards becoming a president of a large railroad company.  He started as a receiver of the Indianapolis, Cincinnati & Lafayette Railroad Company and by the end of his career was the president of the Big 4 Railroad.[10]  He delivered an address at the dedication of the Cincinnati City Hall.[11]  He was a democrat and at one point there was talk of him running for president.[12]  He was a financial backer of many civic projects in and around the city of Cincinnati and in his home town of Harrison, Cumberland, Maine.[13]  He belonged to the Metropolitan Club in both Washington, D. C. and New York City.[14]  He was a member of the Queen City Club in Cincinnati.[15]  The family lived on 16 acres in East Walnut Hills[16].  He died at the family summer home in Hot Springs, Bath, Virginia.[17]  There is very little mentioned of his wife and youngest daughter.  His sons each went on to live successful lives.

Ingalls, Melville Ezra 36077 Ingalls Building

Melville Ezra INGALLS was born 6 September 1842 in Harrison, Cumberland, Maine.[18] He was the son of Thomas and Louisa (MAYBERRY) INGALLS.   He died 11 July 1914 in Hot Springs, Bath, Virginia.[19] He is interred at Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio.[20]  Melville married Abby M. STIMSON 19 January 1867 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, intentions filed 26 December 1866 in Gray, Cumberland, Maine.[21]  Abby was born 1845 in Gray, Cumberland, Maine.[22]  She was the daughter of Theophilus and Mary (LAWRENCE) STIMSON.  She died 12 March 1919 in Manhattan, New York, New York.  She is interred at Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio.[23]

 

Melville and Abby had the following children:

  1. Louise INGALLS born 24 February 1868 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.[24] She died 15 January 1893 at 833 North Meridian Street, New York, New York[25].  She was interred at Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio.[26]  Louise married J. A. BARNARD.[27]
  2. Edgar Melville INGALLS born 11 October 1870 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. He died 22 September 1922 in Manhattan, New York, New York.[28]  His body is interred at Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio.[29]  Edgar married Beulah S. SCASS.
  3. George Hoadly INGALLS born 28 July 1872 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.[30] He died 13 June 1931 in Manhattan, New York, New York.[31]  His body is interred at Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio.[32]  George married Katherine Davis HINKLE 12 November 1898 in Hamilton, Ohio.[33]  Katherine was born 19 September 1875 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio.[34]  She was the daughter of Anthony Howard and Katherine Elizabeth (DAVIS) HINKLE.  She died 18 April 1958 in Lutherville, Baltimore, Maryland. Her body was interred at Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio.[35]
  4. Albert Stimson INGALLS born 27 February 1874 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio.[36] He died 8 August 1943.  Albert married Jane TAFT 12 April 1898 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio.[37]  Jane was born 15 September 1874 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio.  She was the daughter of Charles Phelps and Anne (STINTON) TAFT.
  5. Fay [male] INGALLS born 12 July 1882 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio.[38] He died 23 November 1957.  His body is interred at Warm Springs Cemetery in Warm Springs, Bath, Virginia.[39]    Fay married Rachel Conwell HOLMES 21 September 1908 in Osterville, Massachusetts.[40]  Rachel was born 24 April 1885.  She was the daughter of Daniel Henry and Rachel (GAFF) HOLMES.  She died 1 October 1966.  She was interred at Warm Springs Cemetery in Warm Springs, Bath, Virginia.[41]
  6. Gladys INGALLS born 29 October 1886 or 31 October 1887 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio.[42] She died before 1909. The only mention of her was on a few of his passport applications, but no age or other information was given.

For more information on Melville Ezra “M.E.” Ingalls go to:

  • OCLC World Cat where you will find the listings of 24 works in 38 publications. There are 121 libraries around the country that hold these documents.
  • indianahistory.org holds about 2,000 letters pertaining to his career in the railroad industry. There is some personal correspondence from 1873-1907 included in their collection.
  • At cdm.bostonanthenaeum.org you will find letters he received between 1871-1914
  • wikipedia.org you will find a short biography of his life along with links to more sources on his life.

A Google search of his name brings up many books, newspaper articles and other items about him in his personal and professional career.

[1] Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org : online 17 December 2017), Melville E. Ingalls; en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melville_E._Ingalls.  History of the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio: their past and present, including early settlement and development; antiquarian researches; their aboriginal history; pioneer history; politcial organization; agricultural, mining and manufacttuing interests; a history of the city, villages and townships; religious, educational, social, military and political history; statistics; biographies and portraits of pioneers and respresentative cititizens, etc., print (Cincinnati, Ohio: S. B. Nelson & Co., Publishers, 1894), 786-787; images online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 15 December 2017; Hon. Melville E. Ingalls.  1860 U.S. census, Cumberland County, Maine, population schedule, Harrison, page 52, dwelling 459, family 465, T. Ezra Ingalls; FHL microfilm 803437; NARA microfilm publication M653, 437.

[2] Charles Burleigh, The Genealogy and History of the Ingalls Family in America: giving the descendants of Edmund Ingalls who settled in Lynn, Mass. in 1629, print (Malden, Mass.: Geo. E. Dunbar, 1903), 226, 237; images online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 14 December 2017; Melville Ezra Ingalls #4559.  History of the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio, 786-787.  Alphonso Moulton Howard L. Sampson and Granville Fernald, Centennial History of Harrison, maine: containing the Centennial Celebration of 1905, and Historical and Biographical Matter, print (Portland, Maine: Southworth Printing Company, 1909), 514-524; images online, Dr. Dallan Quass, Genealogy Gophers (www.gengophers.com : online 16 December 2017; Melville E. Ingalls.

[3] History of the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio, 786-787.  Moulton, Centennial History of Harrison, maine, 514-524.

[4] Burleigh, The Genealogy and History of the Ingalls Family in America, 226, 237.  History of the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio, 786-787.    Wikipedia, Melville E. Ingalls; en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melville_E._Ingalls.

[5] Burleigh, The Genealogy and History of the Ingalls Family in America, 226, 237.  History of the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio, 786-787.    Wikipedia, Melville E. Ingalls; en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melville_E._Ingalls.

[6] Burleigh, The Genealogy and History of the Ingalls Family in America, 226, 237.  History of the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio, 786-787.    Wikipedia, Melville E. Ingalls; en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melville_E._Ingalls.

[7] Burleigh, The Genealogy and History of the Ingalls Family in America, 226, 237.  History of the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio, 786-787.    Wikipedia, Melville E. Ingalls; en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melville_E._Ingalls.

[8] 1870 U.S. census, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Boston, page 119, 245 (stamped), dwelling 482, family 808, Melville E. Ingalls; FHL microfilm 552146; NARA microfilm publication M593, 647.

[9] 1870 U.S. census, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Boston, page 119, 245 (stamped), dwelling 482, family 808, Melville E. Ingalls; FHL microfilm 552146; NARA microfilm publication M593, 647.

[10] History of the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio, 786-787.  Moulton, Centennial History of Harrison, maine, 514-524.  Wikipedia, Melville E. Ingalls; en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melville_E._Ingalls.  1880 U.S. census, Hamilton County, Ohio, population schedule, Cinncinati, ED 115, page 59C, 194 (stamped), dwelling 402, family 411, Melville Ingalls; FHL microfilm 1255024.  National Archives and Records Administration, “U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925,” database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 14 December 2017), Melville E. Ingalls; 14 April 1887.  National Archives and Records Administration, “U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925,” database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 14 December 2017), Melville E. Ingalls; 4 June 1891.  1900 U.S. census, Hamilton County, Ohio, population schedule, Cincinnati, Enumeration District (ED) 229, sheet 16B, dwelling 276, family 347, Melville E. Ingalls; FHL microfilm 1241280; NARA microfilm publication T623, 1280.  National Archives and Records Administration, “United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925,” database online, The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 13 December 2017), Melville E. Ingalls; FHL microfilm 001517233.  National Archives and Records Administration, “U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925,” database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 14 December 2017), M. E. Ingalls; cert. 6151.  National Archives and Records Administration, “U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925,” database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 14 December 2017), Neville E. Ingalls; 21 January 1909.  Genealogical Society of Utah, “Ohio Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997,” database online, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 13 December 2017), Melville Ezra Ingalls; FHL microfilm 1535660.  Burleigh, The Genealogy and History of the Ingalls Family in America, 226, 237.

[11] History of the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio, 786-787.

[12] Burleigh, The Genealogy and History of the Ingalls Family in America, 226, 237.  Rev. Charles Frederic Goss, Cincinnati The Queen City: 1788-1912, print (Chicago, Cininnati: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1912), 270; images online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 15 December 2017; M.E. Ingalls, president of the Big Four to run for office.  Moulton, Centennial History of Harrison, maine, 514-524.

[13] Wikipedia, Melville E. Ingalls; en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melville_E._Ingalls.  History of the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio, 786-787.  Moulton, Centennial History of Harrison, maine, 514-524.

[14] Moulton, Centennial History of Harrison, maine, 514-524.

[15] Moulton, Centennial History of Harrison, maine, 514-524.

[16] Moulton, Centennial History of Harrison, maine, 514-524.  History of the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio, 786-787.

[17] Virginia Department of Health, “Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014,” database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 14 December 2017), Melville Ezra Ingalls; file 18107.

[18] Burleigh, The Genealogy and History of the Ingalls Family in America, 226, 237.  Wikipedia, Melville E. Ingalls; en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melville_E._Ingalls.  Utah, “Ohio Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997,” database online Melville Ezra Ingalls; FHL microfilm 1535660.  National Archives and Records Administration, “United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925,” database online, The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 13 December 2017), Melville E. Ingalls; FHL microfilm 001517233.  National Archives and Records Administration, “U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925,” database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 14 December 2017), M. E. Ingalls; cert. 6151.  National Archives and Records Administration, “U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925,” database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 14 December 1897), Melville E. Ingalls; 18 March 1897.  National Archives and Records Administration, “U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925,” database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 14 December 2017), Neville E. Ingalls; 21 January 1909.  National Archives and Records Administration, “U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925,” database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 14 December 2017), Melville E. Ingalls; 4 June 1891.  National Archives and Records Administration, “U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925,” database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 14 December 2017), Melville E. Ingalls; 7 December 1903.  Health, “Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014,” database online Melville Ezra Ingalls; file 18107.  History of the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio, 786-787.  Moulton, Centennial History of Harrison, maine, 514-524.  Burleigh, The Genealogy and History of the Ingalls Family in America, 226, 237.

[19] Utah, “Ohio Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997,” database online Melville Ezra Ingalls; FHL microfilm 1535660.  Health, “Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014,” database online Melville Ezra Ingalls; file 18107.

[20] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 13 December 2017), Melville Ezra “M.E.” Ingalls; memorial 78962831.  Health, “Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014,” database online Melville Ezra Ingalls; file 18107.

[21] Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 13 December 2017), Melville E. Ingalls and Abbie M. Stimston; FHL microfilm 10932, 10408.  Florence M. Nelson, “Gray, ME: Marriages and Publishments, 1778-1891,” database online, New England Historic Genealogical Society, AmericanAncestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 16 December 2017), Mr. Melville E. Ingalls and Miss Abbie M. Stinson; 26 December 1866; Gray, ME vol. 2, page 15.  Massachusetts Genealogical Society of Utah custodian, publisher, “Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910,” online database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 13 December 2017), Melville E. Ingalls and Abbie M. Stimson; FHL microfilm 817626.  Town clerk offices Massachusetts, “Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001,” database online, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 13 December 2017), Melville E. Ingalls and Abbie M. Stimson; FHL microfilm 817626.  “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 14 December 2017), Melville E. Ingalls and Abbie M. Stimson; 19 Juary 1867; Boston marriages 1867; line 236.  “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 14 December 2017), Melville E. Ingalls; Boston, Births, Marriages and Death; line 236.  History of the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio, 786-787.  New England Historic Genealogical Society, Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1621-1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001–2016), vol. 201, p. 14, line 236; images online, New England Historic Genealogical Society, AmericanAncestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 16 December 2017; Melville E. Ingalls and Abbie M. Stimson.  Burleigh, The Genealogy and History of the Ingalls Family in America, 226, 237.

[22] History of the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio, 786-787.

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[24] New York Municipal Archives, “New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949,” database online, The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 13 December 2017), Louise Ingalls Barnard; FHL microfilm 1322851.

[25] Burleigh, The Genealogy and History of the Ingalls Family in America, 226, 237.  Archives, “New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949,” database online Louise Ingalls Barnard; FHL microfilm 1322851.

[26] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 13 December 2017), Louisa I. Ingalls Barnard; memorial 78888505.

[27] Burleigh, The Genealogy and History of the Ingalls Family in America, 226, 237.

[28] New York Municipal Archives, “New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949,” database online, The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 13 December 2017), Melville Edgar Ingalls; FHL microfilm 2028251.

[29] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 13 December 2017), Melville E. Ingalls; memorial 78962832.

[30] Burleigh, The Genealogy and History of the Ingalls Family in America, 226, 237.  New York Municipal Archives, “New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949,” database online, The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 16 December 2017), George Hoadly Ingalls; FHL microfilm 2069212.

[31] Archives, “New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949,” database online George Hoadly Ingalls; FHL microfilm 2069212.

[32] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 13 December 2017), George Hoadly Ingalls; memorial 78962825.

[33] Burleigh, The Genealogy and History of the Ingalls Family in America, 226, 237.

[34] Burleigh, The Genealogy and History of the Ingalls Family in America, 226, 237.

[35] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 13 December 2017), Katherine Hinkle Ingalls; memorial 78962829.

[36] Albert Stimson Ingalls, 714-05-9609, February 1937, Application for Account Numbers (Form SS-5), Ancestry.com, Salt Lake City, Utah.  Robert Haydock Hallowell, Harvard College Class of 1896: twenty-fifth anniversary report 1896-1921, print (privately printed for the class: 1921), 311-312; images online, Dr. Dallan Quass, Genealogy Gophers (www.gengophers.com : online 16 December 2017; Albert Stimson Ingalls.

[37] Hallowell, Harvard College Class of 1896, 311-312.

[38] Burleigh, The Genealogy and History of the Ingalls Family in America, 226, 237.

[39] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 13 December 2017), Fay Ingalls; memorial 52426166.

[40] Massachusetts, United States State Archives, Boston, “Massachusett, Marriages, 1841-1915,” images online, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 13 December 2017), Fay Ingalls and Rachael Cornwall Holmes; FHL microfilm 002315507.

[41] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 13 December 2017), Rachel Holmes Ingalls; memorial 52425961.

[42] Burleigh, The Genealogy and History of the Ingalls Family in America, 226, 237.

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