The Iowa Liberal
Wednesday, November 26, 1879
SUDDEN DEATH. About 5 1/2 o'clock Friday evening, Andrew Ingersoll, father
Mrs. George Duncan, of Wright's H__l, died suddenly, the supposed cause of
death being heart disease.
Mr. Ingersoll had been carrying water from the well to the office, and just
emptied his bucket when he fell to the floor. Nobody was in the office at
but Mrs. Duncan heard the fall and ran to learn the cause. She found her
father in the embrace of death.
The funeral took place Sunday from the Methodist church. Rev. Jones
officiating, The interment was in the Le Mars cemetery.
Mr. Ingersoll was born in Duchess County, New York, in 1800, and had but
recently completed his seventy-ninth year. About six years ago he removed to
this county. He was a kind husband and father, a good citizen, an upright,
conscientious man; for nearly four score yours he had traveled the thorny
of life, and he has now gone to receive the reward that is promised the pure
Mr. Ingersoll leaves a widow and one daughter in this place.
An infant son of Henry Barnum, who lives in Perry township, was killed on
Sunday by being thrown from a wagon.
The child with its mother was in the wagon when the team became frightened
ran away. In going over a piece of rough ground the little fellow was jolted
out of the wagon and striking upon the frozen ground, was instantly killed.