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Wilma Ingram
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Birth: Apr. 10, 1914
Jackson County
Illinois, USA
Death: Mar. 25, 1925
Jackson County
Illinois, USA

GORHAM, ILL DEATH LIST REACHES 32
Gorham, 12 miles southwest of Murphysboro with a population of 800, was the first town to go in the greatest cyclone that ever swept Illinois. The storm crossed the Mississippi river at 2:30 p.m. at Lake Ditch. Citizens claim the width of destruction was three fourths of a mile.
Gorham was near the center of destruction. Not more than two dwellings were left standing. The large school building is a total wreck. Out of an enrollment of 175 pupils only six were killed, but many wounded, one dying since the storm. There were 7 teachers at the school, 4 grade teachers and 3 high school teachers.
Gorham will rebuild, bigger and better than ever.
There were 32 dead, and 80 wounded at Gorham. Forty-nine wounded were sent to Cairo, 14 to St. Louis and 20 left in town and taken to country homes.
Source: Murphysboro Daily Independent, March 23, 1925
 
 
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 Parents:
  Jonathan Bowerman Ingram (1867 - 1925)
  Pearl Larison Pickering (1892 - 1969)
 
 Siblings:
  Irma Stoffel (1907 - 1968)*
  Wilma Ingram (1914 - 1925)
  Charles Edward Ingram (1920 - 1925)*
  Roma Ingram Pickering (1922 - 1999)*
  Marjorie Ingram (1924 - 1925)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
Ava
Jackson County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: C. Ann Carruthers
Record added: Sep 06, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96633622
Wilma Ingram
Added by: C. Ann Carruthers
 
Wilma Ingram
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I can only imagine how your mom and dad's heart must have hurt to lose their precious child. RIP sweet baby girl.
- Melissa A.
 Added: Mar. 19, 2013
 
 
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