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Reed M Ingraham
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Birth: Jan. 6, 1856
Death: Oct. 20, 1927

REED MYERS INGRAHAM Perhaps there is no resident of Butte County more familiar with the mineral resources of the section about Magalia, Cal., than Reed Myers Ingraham, the well-known and prosperous placer-miner who has spent forty years of his eventful life in that vicinity.

Reed Myers Ingraham was born in Geauga County, Ohio, on January 6, 1856. When ten years of age he removed with his parents to Illinois, where he remained on the home farm, assisting in the usual work of a farm lad. In 1875 he felt the desire to seek his fortune in the Golden West. In June of that year he arrived in Colusa County, Cal., and in November located at Magalia. Here he engaged in placer gold-mining and has continued in this business in the vicinity ever since, except for an absence of two years spent in Mexico, where he was engaged in the construction of the Mexican Central Railroad. He was present when the "golden spike" was driven, in 1884, this having occurred at a point five miles north of Zacatecas, Mex., on the Mexican Central Railway.

In January, 1909, Mr. Ingraham was united in marriage with Mrs. Charlotte (Denney) Perry, the widow of the late Alvin Augustus Perry, an honored pioneer of Magalia, who died at Oroville, in 1907, at the age of sixty-one years. Alvin A. Perry was born in the state of Maine. He migrated to Iowa and at Bloomfield, Davis County, met and married Miss Charlotte T. Denney, daughter of Smiley and Sallie (Grider) Denney. Smiley Denney was a native of Kentucky, his wife was born in Tennessee, and they were married in Missouri. Mrs. Ingraham, who is maidenhood was Charlotte T. Denney, was born in Springfield, Mo., and when but two years of age was taken by her mother and grandmother's folks to Iowa, settling at Bloomfield, Davis County. Her father came to California at an early date and engaged in teaming over the mountains from Sacramento to Nevada. In the fall of 1873 he returned to Iowa. The same year, accompanied by his wife and children, he returned to California and located at Roseville, Placer County, where he had a ranch. In the spring of 1874, their daughter Charlotte, then Mrs. Alvin Perry, with her two children, came from Iowa to California and located at Roseville, Placer County, Mr. Perry having remained in Iowa until the fall of the same year, when he arrived in California. In 1877, Mr. and Mrs. Perry removed to Magalia, Butte County, where he engaged in teaming. Five children were born to them, three of whom grew up and are now living: Herbert Newton Perry, who is a miner at Seneca, Plumas County, and is the father of two children; Louis Foster Perry, who is a forest-ranger and resides at home; Elma Loretta, who married Albert Glover, a miner residing at Magalia, and is the mother of two children. In 1880, Mr. and Mrs. Perry built a fine residence in Magalia, which is now the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ingraham

Mrs. Ingraham is a stately woman and possesses great force of character, her influence for good is very pronounced. Her views are broad and charitable, and the aid she has contributed to the cause of education has been signally recognized in the community, by her election to the board of trustees of Magalia schools. Perhaps her most notable work for the advancement of the moral welfare of the community, was the active part she took in the campaign to make Magalia a dry town, which she so successfully helped to accomplish in 1912. Magalia formerly had four saloons, but now is a model town.

Reed M. Ingraham is a generous-hearted man-of-affairs at Magalia, and his conservative business judgment is often sought, and followed, by his townsmen. Mr. and. Mrs. Ingraham are both highly respected in the community where they have resided for so many years.

Source: "History of Butte County, Cal.," by George C. Mansfield, Pages 954-957, Historic Record Co, Los Angeles, CA, 1918. 
Family links: 
  Barton H. Ingraham (1817 - 1877)
  Lucinda Ingraham (1830 - 1906)
  Charlotte P. Denney Ingraham (1852 - 1931)
Pythian Home Cemetery
Sonoma County
California, USA
Plot: 54
Created by: Thomas Lang
Record added: Jul 06, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93195888
Reed M Ingraham
Added by: Thomas Lang
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