George Henry Ingham


George Henry Ingham

Alexandria, Jefferson County, New York, USA
Death 9 Feb 1906 (aged 81)
Placerville, El Dorado County, California, USA
Burial Coloma, El Dorado County, California, USA
Plot Grave 128
Memorial ID 6738546 View Source
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Bride: Sarah A Bristol
Residence: Middletown, CT
Groom: George H. Ingham
Residence: El Dorado, CA
Marriage Date: 22 Feb 1854
Marriage Place: Middletown, CT

1860 Kankakee, Kankakee, IL
G. W. Ingham 35 NY
Sarah Ingham 34 CT
Alvina {sic} Ingham 4 IL
Geo H Ingham 2 IL
Cornis Ingham 8 months IL
Ida Morse 14 NY

1870 Coloma, El Dorado, CA
George H. Ingham 45 NY
Sarah A. Ingham 44 CT
Albina Ingham 14 IL
Gee H. Ingham 12 IL
Harry Ingham 10 IL
Matthew Ingham 4 CA

1880 El Dorado County, CA
Name: Sarah A Bristol
George H. Ingham 56 NY lawyer
Sarah Ingham 54 CT wife
Abina Ingham 24 IL daughter
Morris Ingham 14 CA son

He served as the El Dorado County Auditor, Recorder, Prosecuting and District Attorney.

Sacramento Union 12 Feb 1906
Aged Attorney Dies In Placerville
Hon. G. H. Ingham, Pioneer of California, Passes Away at Age of 81 Years
He Came to This State in 1850.

"Placerville, Feb. 11 — Hon. George H. Ingham, one of the best known pioneers of California died at his home in Placerville Friday morning at the age of 81 years, 6 months. His death was due to the decline natural to old age. Up to four weeks since he was at his desk every day, although he had not retired from active practice of law several years since. George H. Ingham was born in New York in 1824, moved with his parents to Illinois In 1836, where he was educated and arrived at Placervllle September 2, 1850, seven days before the admission of California into the Union. Ingham immediately became prominent in the practice of law and in public life. In 1851 he was elected Recorder and Auditor of El Dorado County, which office he held for two terms. In 1856 he returned to Illinois, intending to make his home there. He bought a large estate and elegant mansion on the Kankakee River and stocked the place with the highest-grade animals money could buy. The stirring life of the gold regions, however, again lured him to California, where he remained to the day of his death. In 1873 he was elected to represent the people of his county in the legislature. Subsequently he was elected District Attorney of El Dorado County, serving the in that capacity twelve years. Ingham was a Democrat from principle, and was always found laboring to uphold the principles of Democracy. In his long public service there was never a breath of suspicion against his honesty and integrity. As a lawyer at the bar he was learned and honorable. In his private life he was above reproach. A daughter and three sons survive the departed, George H. Ingham of San Francisco, Harry Ingham of Sacramento, Morris Ingham of Arizona and Miss Bine V. Ingham of Placereille. The funeral will be held at Coloma Sunday, under Masonic auspices."

Note: There is a very long account of George Henry Ingham's life published in the Mountain Democrat 18 Aug 1906.

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