One of the most famous orators of all time.
Robert Green Ingersoll at Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_G._Ingersoll
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.
Penn Yan Democrat, Penn Yan, New York, Friday, 16 February 1912, page 3, columns 1-3: ROBERT G. INGERSOLL" - http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn83031517/1912-02-16/ed-1/seq-3/
Commercial Advertiser, Canton, New York, Tuesday, 30 December 1924, page 2, columns 2-3: "INGERSOLL'S MOTHER NATIVE OF LISBON" - http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn85054395/1924-12-30/ed-1/seq-2/
The Kingston Daily Freeman, Kingston, New York, Wednesday Evening, 25 May 1927, page 15, column 6: "Ingersoll House May Not Re-open"
Chronicle - Express, Penn Yan, New York, Thursday, 5 May 1932, page 11, column 1: "Ashes of Col. Ingersoll Given Military Burial" - http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn84031443/1932-05-05/ed-1/seq-11/
The Watkins Express, Watkins Glen, New York, Wednesday, 18 May 1932, page 3, column 8: "Ingersoll Ashes To be Buried In Arlington Cemetery"
Burial at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington, Virginia - https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/2668
Penn Yan Democrat, Penn Yan, New York, Friday, 11 August 1933, page 1, column 2: "To Observe 100th Anniversary" - http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn83031517/1933-08-11/ed-1/seq-1/
New York Post, New York, New York, Tuesday, 9 March 1937, page 13(?): "ROOM NEEDED FOR A BIG MAN'S SHADOW"
Series of articles in Watertown Daily Times, Watertown, New York, in the spring and summer of 1967, beginning on Saturday, 29 April 1967, page 12, columns 2-3, "'Great Agnostic' Born In North Community" by Elizabeth Baxter
Article in Watertown Daily Times, Watertown, New York, Saturday, 3 June 1967, page 2, columns 2-3: "Agnostic's Father Preached in Adams," by Elizabeth Baxter
Article in Watertown Daily Times, Watertown, New York, Saturday, 10 June 1967, page 12, columns 2-3: "Youthful Ingersoll Argued With Logic"
Article in Watertown Daily Times, Watertown, New York, Saturday, 22 July 1967, page 2, columns 2-3: "Orator Ingersoll Impressed North"
Article in Watertown Daily Times, Watertown, New York, Saturday, 29 July 1967, page 2, columns 2-3: "Ingersoll's Death Recalls His Life" (last article in series)
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