JEFFERSON COUNTY IL
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 Heart Disease
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 still warm.
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
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