Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing
Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",
published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
GEORGE INGRAM is a native of
Aberdeen, Scotland, born September 22, 1857, and is now a farmer residing
eight and one-half miles east of Ritzville. His parents were John
and Isabella (Harper) Ingram. They were parents of five children:
James, William, George, Elizabeth and Barbara.
At the age of eleven years George Ingram was
thrown upon his own resources for his livelihood. His first work
was herding cows, and as he grew older, he worked on a farm until 1884,
when he came to Canada. He remained in Canada two years, during which
time he drove a truck for a living; then came to Seattle, Washington, where
he spent seven years in the various saw mills near the city. Leaving
Seattle he came to Adams county, and in 1891 he worked for "Cash-up" Davis,
near Colfax. The following year he farmed a rented farm, then two
years later went to the Nez Perce reservation where he took a homestead.
He later sold his claim and returned to Adams county and took a claim of
eighty acres and purchased three hundred acres of railroad land where he
now resides. Recently he took a five-months' visit to his old home
in Scotland, returning more satisfied and contented than ever with the
Politically Mr. Ingram is a Republican, and
he takes an active working interest in the affairs of his party.