|Birth: ||Jun. 27, 1856|
|Death: ||Feb. 21, 1893|
George Samuel Inge was the son of Col. William Murphy Inge and Augusta Evans Inge.
He, his wife, and their youngest child, Clara, all shared the same birth day, June 27.
George Inge married Georgia Ann Huggins, born June 27, 1859, in McNairy Co., Tennessee, and died June 1, 1937, in Los Angeles, California. She was the daughter of Leroy Montgomery Huggins and wife Sarah Della Elizabeth Sheffield who are buried nearby in this cemetery (Henry Cemetery).
Aug. 23, 1872: Wm. M. Inge deed of gift to (16 year-old son) Geo. S. Inge, law books & furniture (monograph by Stephanie L. Sandy, Corinth, Miss.).
1873: George S. Inge of Corinth was named among the new students at University of Mississippi; 1894 catalog refers to him as "Rev. George S. Inge" of Corinth (Catalogue of the Officers and Students of the University of Mississippi (1894), page 83).
1875: He married Georgia Ann Huggins.
1875-6 Gardner & Gaines' Corinth City Directory (abstract by Stephanie L. Sandy)
Inge & Inge, Wm M & Geo S Inge, attorneys at law, nw corner Waldren & Franklin
Inge, Geo S., Inge & Inge, res n end Polk
Inge, Wm M, Inge & Inge res n end Polk
Huggins, L M, dry goods, ns Cruse, w Filmore, res sw corner Linden & Filmore
Hoskins none listed
The Life and Sayings of Sam P. Jones: a Minister of the Gospel, by Mrs. Sam P. Jones (1907), p. 116:
"At Corinth, Miss., there was a great work. The town was known for its wickedness, and the meeting completely changed the tone of the place. Among the converts were some of the most abandoned drunkards in the city. The meeting took a strong hold upon the leading citizens, and many of them were converted and became useful members of the church. Two-thirds of the population had been won to Christ during the meeting. The Honorable Mr. Inge, the Speaker of the Mississippi House of Representatives, resided at Corinth, and was one of the converts of the meeting.
"Mrs. Inge had a son in Texas who was dissipated and wicked. She prayed God to save him, and before the meeting closed he came home and was happily converted. He soon entered the ministry, and all over Mississippi the name of Rev. George Inge became a household word. He died a few years ago after a very fruitful ministry."
The 1880 census shows that he was an attorney living in Corinth. His wife Georgia Ann Huggins was born in Tennessee about 1860. Their children at that time included just two sons:
William born c1877 in Mississippi
Eugene born c1879, who was 8 months old in June 1880.
Later children were Vivien, LeRoy, and Clara ("Baby Doll").
Family Branches: Corinth Clippings from 1882, by Vicki Burress Roach: "George S. Inge has been in the city this week.
"A few of the ladies of Corinth met in the Methodist church in Corinth on Saturday morning last at 10:00 to receive from Miss May Wardsworth, aid in organizing of a "Woman's Christian Temperance Union." After a few remarks by Miss Wordsworth, proceeded to elect officers, with the following results: Mrs. Col. Inge, president...."
1883 City Directory of Memphis, TN., p. 349:
Inge, George S., genl manager Tennessee State Aid Assn., and The Matrimonial Endowment Assn., 39 Madison; bds at 72 Madison.
March 13, 1885: George S. Inge visiting Corinth from Arkansas City, Desha Co., Ark., & reports he just moved to Huntsville, Madison Co. Ark. (Stephanie L. Sandy abstract)
Official Register of the United States: containing a list of Officers and Employees (1887), Volume 1 By United States. Dept. of the Interior: p. 729: United States Circuit and District Courts. Mississippi Northern District, Fifth Circuit. George S. Inge, commissioner, Corinth, Miss.
Carroll County Democrat, March 29, 2006: Some June 1891 Items of the Carroll County Democrat:
"REV. GEORGE S. INGE, the evangelist, is holding a revival at Paris."
Minutes of the Sixty-Third Session of the Maine Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church (1887), p.24: "The Rev. M. F. Dryden, a transfer to this Conference and appointed to Pine Street, Portland, felt compelled through throat and some other difficulties to leave the charge and the State, and has resumed his work in the West Virginia Conference, The former of these charges has been acceptably and efficiently served by Rev. E. O. Thayer, transferred from the North Western Iowa Conference by Bishop H. W. Warren; the latter by Rev. George S. Inge who came among us from the Mississippi Conference of the Church South, and has now returned to his old field of labor."
Jackson Clarion-Ledger, Aug. 1, 1889, p.4: "Rev. George S. Inge, the Revivalist, has accepted a call to preach at Portland, Maine. Those people need the services of just such a pulpit slugger as Mr. Inge."
The Corinth Herald, Vol. XI #42, Fri., April 18, 1890: p. 1, c. 3 - Rev. Geo. S. Inge and family arrived from Portland, Maine, where he has been pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church for the past year. (Abstract from Monograph by Stephanie L. Sandy of Corinth, Mississippi, used w/ permission.)
First United Methodist Church, A Brief History by Maureen Norman (Houston, Mississippi, 1984):
"Revivals were held in this period and one especially remembered was led by Rev. George Inge, a relative of the Shell and Evans families, and marked an epoch in the religious life of Houston and adjacent area."
(Huntingdon, Tennessee) Carroll County Democrat, March 6, 1891: "As a result of a meeting recently conducted at Brownsville by REV. GEORGE INGE, 38 persons joined the Methodist Church, 28 joined the Presbyterian Church and 15 joined the Baptist Church."
SOME WOMEN I HAVE KNOWN, by John B. Culpepper (Louisville, Kentucky: Pickett Publishing Co., 1902), p.50:
THE HORRIBLE PRICE...
"George Inge recited the poem at one time during a meeting in West Point, and the people rose up almost instanter and put every barroom out of the city, and they have remained out ever since."
Memphis Register of Deaths, 1893, p.5:
47026 Inge, G.G.(sic) Rev. 35 years male white married
Term of Residence: Few " " (days)
Cause of Death: Cong. Of Brain
Physician: H.L. Williford
Undertaker: Holst and Bro.
Cemetery: Corinth, Miss.
Street or Ave.: Peabody Hotel
Reported Deaths in the Nashville Christian Advocate, 1890-1893: "Tribute of Respect for the Rev. GEORGE S. INGE, evangelist, native of Miss., who died recently in Memphis, Tenn."
New Orleans Times-Picayune Feb. 22, 1893, p.6, column 2:
MEMORIAL SERVICE TO REV. GEORGE S.
"Columbus, Miss., Feb. 21.(Special.)The noted evangelist, George S. Inge, of this city, died suddenly of congestion of the brain in Memphis, Tenn., this morning. The news of his death was a terrible shock to this community, every member of which was the friend of the great evangelist and splendid man. Regardless of race and regardless of religious views, there is no one in this city whose heart is not grievously saddened by his death.
"For the past two years he has made Columbus his home and the citizens here aided him in building his residence so that they might claim his close companionship as neighbor and friend.
"During the late fight here Mr. Inge was the heart and front of the anti-saloon movement, and to his untiring labors and wonderfully eloquent speech is due the success of that crusade. He overtaxed his brain and nerve forces in that struggle, and it was the direct cause of his death.
"At the memorial service held in the Methodist church this morning, a great crowd was present, and many feeling and eloquent tributes were paid to the memory of the great and good man.
"A special train will leave here for Corinth in the morning, carrying his children and family to his funeral, which will take place there to-morrow evening."
NEW ORLEANS TIMES PICAYUNE, Dec. 6. 1906, p.8, column 2:
THE NORTH MISSISSIPPI CONFERENCE
CONVENES AT CORINTH
"...During the reading of these reports Rev. J.H. Felts, Pastor of the Methodist Church at Corinth, advanced to the stand and in a well-chosen speech presented to Bishop Hendrix a gavel which had been given by the State Senate of Mississippi to Hon. W.M. Inge in 1884, when he was Speaker of the Senate. The gavel was presented on behalf of Mrs. Inge, his widow, and the mother of Rev. George Inge, one of Mississippi's most famous preachers. Bishop Hendrix received the gavel and thanked Mrs. Inge, saying that thus the rule of law should always yield to the gentler sway of the Gospel."
The Corinth Herald, Vol. XVII #17, Thurs., Jan. 31, 1895: p. 3, c. 1 - [married] - Mr. Ben Hancock and Mrs. Georgie Inge, widow of the late distinguished evangelist, were married a few days ago at the parsonage of the First Methodist Church by Rev. Dr. Smart. The groom is a well-known drummer reared in Pine Bluff, Ark. - Memphis Seminar(Scimitar?) (Abstract from Monograph by Stephanie L. Sandy of Corinth, Mississippi, used w/ permission.)
In the 1900 census, Georgia Ann Huggins Inge was the wife of B.S. Hancock, Memphis, Tenn. (b.1868 Arkansas), had been married four years, and she was listed as having had five children, four of them living but only one (Clara Inge, age 11) living with them, listed as B.S. Hancock's step-daughter.
In 1910, Georgia Huggins Inge was listed as "Georgia Inge," widow, living in New York with daughter Clara Inge Jaynes.
In 1920 census, she was back in Corinth, Mississippi, with her widowed mother.
She is shown in the voter registration lists of Los Angeles, California, for 1924, 1928, 1932 and 1934.
The Weekly Corinthian, Thurs., June 3, 1937: p. 7, c. 4 from Tuesday's daily - Former Corinthian Dies This Morning at Home in Calif. - Mrs. Georgia Inge died at her home in Venice, Calif. Mrs. Inge was born in Corinth. Survived by one child, Eugene Inge of Los Angeles, Calif., one brother J. E. Huggins of Biggersville, Miss., and three sisters, Mrs. H. N. Young, Mrs. C. D. Rainey and Mrs. J. W. Taylor [all] of Corinth. (Transcription from Stephanie L. Sandy, used with permission.)
Children of Rev. George S. Inge and Georgia Ann Huggins:
1 William Montgomery Inge born Jan. 5, 1877, in Mississippi, died March 28, 1912, at Portland, Maine; "poisoned accidentally, self-administered," leaving a widow (per death certificate); lived at 895 Congress St. per death cert. and city directory, but city dir. for 1912 shows no wife res. there. He worked for a newspaper as solicitor.
2 Tim Inge (possibly George T.?) b. circa 1878-79, died by 1915 leaving an infant son, George Sidney Inge
3 Eugene Samuel Inge born Sept. 4, 1879, Miss. (per 1880 census), d. March 17, 1968 Los Angeles (Cal. Death Index);
In 1901 his membership application for the Sons of the American Revolution stated he was 22 years old, unmarried, born Sept. 4, 1878 at Waco, McLennan Co., Tx.; a Nashville resident employed as a sales agent for the Pennsylvania R.R. (NSSAR 13648, State no. 98, approved Oct. 17, 1901). Also that he was the son of George and Georgia Huggins Inge, grandson of Florida Augusta Evans Inge, etc., and his membership was based on the Revolutionary War service of her grandfather, Ezekiel Evans of Abbeville, S.C.
Eugene Inge married Feb. 1906 at Nashville (c1901 per 1910 census) Jane b.28 Dec 1886 Nashville, Tennessee); living in NY in 1910; divorced & apparently m.2 Bertha Cox
(Jane said he d. April 1916 Pasadena, CA.; in 1924 she lived at 268 Henry St., N.Y.,N.Y.)
Curiously, there was a Bertha Cox Inge from Tennessee who graduated in 1901 in voice from Ward Seminary in Nashville, TN. (Montgomery Advertiser, June 4, 1901, p.3, col. 3). Was Bertha actually his first wife?
His 1917 draft card gives birth date Sept. 4, 1880.
1920 census San Francisco; advertising; married. 1922 Los Angeles tax list. 1930 census Los Angeles; radio newspaper editor. 1938 Bay Cities, Calif., "radio artist." 1940-48 Santa Monica directory. Married Audrey R. Jorgensen b.c1903 Norway. Son, William Eugene (26 Dec 1924-7 May 1989 Los Angeles); pvt., U.S. Army, WWII; Los Angeles National Cemetery. Univ. of Calif. Class of 1947, Southern Campus Yearbook p.302; Phi Beta Kappa; married 1948 Arline P. Kaner b. Aug. 21, 1925 N.Y., daughter of Benjamin & Felicia (Panitz) Kaner. Arline Inge, travel writer, "was born and still lives in Los Angeles" per her publisher's biography.
4 Leroy Huggins Inge b. 1884 in Tennessee, d. July 19, 1931 NYC (married c1901 Alice C. b.1885 CT.) and had a daughter Alice Vivian/Vivienne b.c1903 (m.April 1922 Francis/Frank L. Singer b. March 9, 1900, N.Y., d. Feb 1, 1972 Peekskill, Westchester Co.,NY, and had son Frank Jr. b. c1923 N.Y. m. Lillian Dyer & had Vivienne Inge Singer born 26 Mar 1952 Coldsprings, NY, married 8 Jan 1972 Coconut Grove, Fl., Michael William Bruce "Mike" Hayward;
Had 1 son, Michael "Mike" Hayward, born 27 Aug 1974; died 15 Oct 1997 in Boston, MA., in a motorcycle accident.
5 Vivien born 1886, died May 1894
6 Clara Fant Inge ("Baby Doll") b. June 27, 1889, stage actress
William Murphy Inge (1832 - 1900)
Augusta Evans Inge (1832 - 1925)
Georgia Ann Huggins Inge (1859 - 1937)*
Eugene Samuel Inge (1878 - 1968)*
Le Roy Huggins Inge (1884 - 1931)*
Vivien Inge (1886 - 1894)*
Clara Fant Inge Eckel (1889 - 1915)*
Rebecca Irene Inge Collier (1851 - 1927)*
George Samuel Inge (1856 - 1893)
Mary Williams Inge Hoskins (1858 - 1938)*
Infant Inge (1860 - 1860)*
Willie Augusta Inge (1863 - 1871)*
Created by: Ray
Record added: Mar 16, 2011
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