Biography of H. H. G. Ingalls
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Ingalls, H. H. G., was born in the town of Milton, Saratoga county, N. Y., May 18, 1850, and is a son of Daniel T. and Sally M. (Dake) Ingalls, he born at Bellows Falls, Vt, and she in Greenfield, Saratoga county. Daniel T. was a journeyman papermaker from the time he was fourteen years of age until 1860, when he began leasing and operating mills on his own account and superintending for others until 1873, when he and H. H. G. Ingalls (his son) bought a mill in South Manchester, Conn., and were in business until 1888; Daniel T. then sold out his interest and lived retired in Castleton, where he died in 1892, and, where his widow still resides. H. H. G. Ingalls entered a paper mill at the age of twelve years and, continued as a journeyman papermaker and superintendent for others up to 1873, when he formed a partnership with his father, as above stated. Upon the retirement of his father from the firm, H. H. G. formed a partnership with his successors, and afterwards formed a stock company in Castleton and built the Oak Grove Paper Mills, of which company Mr. Ingalls is secretary, treasurer and general manager. In 1872 Mr. Ingalls was married to Jane E. Reese of Fonda, N. Y., who died August 30, 1881. April 16, 1885, he was married to Hattie R. Tracy of South Manchester, Conn., who has borne him four children: Luella E., Maud H., Florence L. and Edmond Harvey. For the past twenty years he has been a member of the Methodist church and has been superintendent of the Methodist Sunday school of Castleton for two years, and for fifteen years has occupied an official capacity in the church. He was a member ot the Board of Trustees of Castleton for two years, and in politics is a staunch Republican.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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