Ralph Elliot Ingram
Colonel, United States Army
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.
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, FANNIE B W/O RALPH ELLIOTT
Posted: 7 September 2006 Updated: 9 January 2008