Robert Ingersoll

Robert Green Ingersoll (1833 - 1899)

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Robert Green "Bob" Ingersoll
Born in Dresden, Torrey, Yates, New Yorkmap
Husband of — married in Groveland, Tazewell, Illinoismap
Died in Dobbs Ferry, Greenburgh, Westchester, New Yorkmap
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Robert was born in 1833. He was the son of John Ingersoll and Mary Livingston. He passed away in 1899.

One of the most famous orators of all time.

Robert Green Ingersoll at Wikipedia:


Avery, Lillian Drake. A Genealogy of the Ingersoll Family in America, 1629-1925 . . . New York: Frederick H. Hitchcock, 1926, pages 66 and 95, person number 320

Bateman, Newton, and Selby, Paul, editors. Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois. Chicago: Munsell Publishing Company, 1907, Vol. I, page 296 (This source shows birth place as Bresden in Oneida County, New York.)

Kittredge, Herman Eugene. Ingersoll, A Biographical Appreciation. New York: The Dresden Publishing Company, 1911, Chapter 1

1850 census: Robert G. Ingersoll - Lisbon, St. Lawrence, New York

1860 census: Robert G. Ingersoll - Ward 1, Peoria, Peoria, Illinois

1870 census: R. G. Ingersoll - Ward 3, Peoria, Peoria, Illinois

1880 census: Robt. G. Ingersoll - ED 46, Washington, D.C.

New York State Death Index

Obituary in The Daily News, Batavia, New York, Friday Evening, 21 July 1899, page 1, column 3

Obituary in Watertown Daily Times, Watertown, New York, Saturday Afternoon, 22 July 1899, page 1, column 6

Obituary in New York Herald, New York, New York, Saturday, 22 July 1899, page 4, columns 1-5 - "COLONEL INGERSOLL DIED AS HE WISHED" - Obituary includes a photo of Robert Green Ingersoll and a photo of his birthplace in Dresden, New York. A separate article contains “Mgr. Martinelli’s Comment on Ingersoll’s Death.”

Obituary in The Sunday Herald, Syracuse, New York, Sunday Morning, 23 July 1899, unknown page - APOSTLE OF AGNOTICISM AN APOSTLE OF MORALITY Robert Green Ingersoll’s Life One of Uprightness, of Devotion to His Family and Charity Toward His Fellow Men—His Fame as an Orator—Magnificent Lawyer—Career Was Full of Interest.

Burial at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington, Virginia -

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Robert Green Ingersoll speaks at Thomas Paine memorial gathering.
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