This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list.
Surnames: Ingalls, Wightman
Message Board URL:
Message Board Post:
The Payette Independent
Thursday, December 2, 1926
A. R. INGALLS OF NEW PLYMOUTH PASSES
Death came suddenly to A. R. Ingalls, of New Plymouth, last Saturday evening. While
sitting at the supper table with Mrs. Ingalls and nephew his head suddenly dropped
forward. Noticing that something was wrong she quickly summoned assistance and applied
restorative remedies, but he did not rally -- death had come suddenly and the pleasant
evening dinner hour was turned into one of sadness and gloom.
Augustus Rice Ingalls was a pioneer and old time resident of New Plymouth, coming to the
Payette valley over thirty years ago. He was born on December 27, 1867, near Chicago,
Illinois, where he grew up to young manhood. He became salesman for the John V. Farwell
Co., wholesale dry goods merchants, which position he held until he made his way to the
As a pioneer in New Plymouth, Mr. Ingalls engaged in many of the early undertakings of the
community, filling positions of honor and trust. He ultimately specialized in fruit
raising and fruit packing and handling.
On January 19, 1912 he was married to Mrs. Meta Louise Wightman, who survives him. He
died on November 27, at the age of 58 years and 11 months.
Mr. Ingalls was a prominent member of the Knights of Pythias lodge and of the Woodmen of
the World, both of which orders attended the funeral in a body.
Funeral services were held at the Congregational church at New Plymouth, Rev. Clayton
Judy, assisted by Rev. H. F. Knight officiating. The services at the grave were conducted
by the Knights of Pythias lodge of Payette, of which he was a member, and were very
impressive. Vocal selections were rendered at the church by Mrs. Clifford Glaze, of New
Plymouth and Mrs. Bernard Eastman, of Payette. Burial took place at Park View Cemetery
at New Plymouth.
The Independent joins the many friends of Mrs. Ingalls in extending her our deepest