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Joseph French Ingalls
Ann Elizabeth Whipple
Fred R. Ingalls


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Fred R. Ingalls
  • Born: 23 Jan 1864, Waukegan IL
  • Died: 1906, Long Pine NE

Cause of his death was suicide.

  General notes:

Jeweler and watchmaker

  Events in his life were:

  • He appeared on the 1880 census taken at Waukegan IL, listed as a watch repairer, living in his father's household.
  • He appeared on the 1900 census taken at Long Pine NE, listed as a jeweler.
  • Obituary printed in the The Valentine Democrat (Valentine NE) on 31 May 1906

    Prefers Death to Asylum.
    Long Pine Man Shoots Himself When Sheriff Appears.
    Preferring death to life in an inebriate asylum, J. F. Ingalls [sic - J.F. Ingalls was his father], a jewelry-man at Long Pine, Wednesday morning shot himself in the abdomen and died a few hours later. For several years Ingalls had been a strenuous booze fighter. Last summer he was sent to an inebriate asylum, but upon promise
    of discontinuing the use of intoxicants was dismissed on probation. For several months he lived up to his promise and did a thriving business. Tuesday night he acted strangely and his aged father, whom he had been nursing with the rheumatism, notified the authorities that his son was either drunk or drugged, that he feared to be left in his charge and insisted upon his arrest. Sheriff Muriel Knight was summoned from Ainsworth, but before his arrival Ingalls learned that he had been sent for an is known to have threatened to kill the sheriff if he attempted to arrest him.

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