Ingram, Charles (1842-1912)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by J.H.B.

Our Kennington Society has lost one of its oldest members by the death of Charles Ingram on November 17th, 1912. Born at Fonthill Bishop, Wiltshire, 18th February, 1842, while in his teens he made his decision for Christ under the ministry of the late Rev. Thos. Kench.

In the early sixties he came to London and joined our cause at the Grove Mews, Marylebone (now Seymour Place Chapel); but in 1872, on removing into the district, he commenced his  connection with the Kennington society. For the last few years our friend was not able to do very active work of the Church.

Especially interested in work amongst the young, for many years he was the teacher of the infants’ class at Kennington, and for a few years acted as superintendent of the school, and up to the time of his death he was a trustee and an assistant class leader. 

The funeral service on Nov. 22nd was conducted in our Kennington Church by Revs. F.S. Bullough and J.H. Barker. On Dec. 8th a memorial service was held.


Charles was born on 18 February 1842 at Fonthill Bishop, Wiltshire, to parents Henry Ingram, who worked the land (1851), and Ann Cool. He was baptised on 5 March 1842 at Fonthill Bishop.

Census returns identify the following occupations for Charles.

  • 1861 agricultural labourer
  • 1871 porter
  • 1881 straw packer
  • 1891 ledger clerk
  • 1901 straw packer
  • 1911 pensioner

He married Elizabeth Poynting Gingell (1843-1925) in the summer of 1871 at Aenon Baptist Church, Church St., Marylebone, London. Census returns identify four of five children.

  • William Henry (1875-1919) – a solicitor’s clerk (1901)
  • Albert Charles (1877-1969) – a builder’s clerk (1901)
  • Ella Louisa (1878-1970) – married Albert E Worth in 1923
  • Edith May (1881-1954) – a waitress (1911)

Charles died on 17 November 1912 at Kennington, Surrey.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1913/330

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