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Ralph Elliot Ingram
Colonel, United States Army
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Known to his classmates as “Brace,”  Ralph Elliot Ingram of Massachusetts was number 35 in the United States Military Academy class of 1898. He achieved the rank of Cadet Lieutenant and was considered a good friend by all.

Within 6 months of graduation he was commanding a company in Cuba, where he remained until 1900. He also served during the Philippine Insurrection and, by 1916, was a Major.

He was on Mexican Border patrol when war broke out in Europe, and later he went to France as the Chief of Staff of the 5th Regular Division. Following military training he joined the 91st Division at the front.

After the war, “Brace” graduated from the Army War College and at the time of his sudden death was Chief of Staff of the 98th Division, Organized Reserves, Syracuse, New York.

ColonelL Ingram died on 23 October 1932 at Syracuse, New York. He was 57 years old.


COLONEL RALPH E. INGRAM
Chief of 98th Reserve Division Had Served in Two Wars

SYRACUSE, New York, October 23, 1932 – Colonel Ralph E. Ingram, Chief of Staff of the Ninety-Eighth Division, Organized Reserves, died in a hospital here today.

A native of Massachusetts, he was graduated from West Point in 1894.  He served in Cuba in the Spanish-American War as Chief of Staff of the Fifth Division of the Regular Army with the American Expeditionary Force in the World War.  He was graduated from the War Department Staff College at Fort Leavenworth in 1920 and served in Washington and Fort Niagara before coming to Syracuse in 1925.  His home was in Skaneateles.


INGRAM, RALPH E
COL INF USA
DATE OF DEATH: 10/25/1932
BURIED AT: SECTION SOUTH  SITE 4221-C
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

INGRAM, FANNIE B W/O RALPH ELLIOTT
DATE OF BIRTH: 08/07/1878
DATE OF DEATH: 01/05/1951
BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 4221-C N
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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Posted: 7 September 2006 Updated: 9 January 2008
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