Biography of Prof. Andrew Ingraham
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Ingraham, Professor Andrew, master of the Swain Free School of New Bedford, was born in December, 1841, a son of Robert and Phoebe (Coffin) Ingraham. The family is of good old New England stock, and has been well represented in this vicinity for many generations. Mr. Ingraham's father being a well known merchant of New Bedford. During his boyhood he attended private schools in New Bedford and the Mattapoisett Academy, and later he entered Dartmouth College, from which institution he was graduated with the degree A. B. in 1862. Immediately after graduation be enlisted in Co. L, 3d Mass. Volunteers, for the nine months' service, but, owing to having contracted fever, did not return until some time after the discharge of his company. He is now engaged in the profession of teaching, which he has ever since followed, having been engaged for a number of years in private schools and in coaching and private tutoring in New Hampshire. In 1866 he came to New Bedford to fill a position as instructor in the Friends' Academy, and, after Mr. Tetlow's resignation, was made principal of the school, serving faithfully in that capacity until 1887. In that year he succeeded Dr. Gummere, master of the Swain Free School, and still serves in that office. During his connection with this institution Professor Ingraham has met with a large measure of success, and is a man of proved ability, sound judgment, and high scholarship, being eminently well fitted for, the profession which he has made his life work, and enjoying a high standing in Massachusetts educational circles. Professor Ingraham was married, in 1869, to Mary Eva, daughter of George Hunt of Providence, R. I. They have four children: George Hunt, Margaret, Arthur and Edward Ingraham.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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