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Crago and Craigo Families from Putnam County, W.Va.


Publication: The Charleston Gazette
Published: May 31, 1987
Page: P
Headline: John Robert Ingram
New Martinsville - John Robert Ingram, 77, of New Martinsville, died in Wetzel County Hospital after a long illness. He was native of Putnam County and was a retired carpenter from Monsanto with 31 years' service. Surviving: daughter, Mrs. Nancy King of New Martinsville; sons, James S. of New Martinsville and Daniel M. of Scott Depot; sister, Mrs. Rhoda Hackett of Middleport, Ohio; eight grandchildren. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. today at Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens, Red House, with the Rev. David Lett officiating. The family requests donations be made to a church of choice. Gatens Funeral Home, Poca, is in charge of arrangements.


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Robert was still living at home in Plymouth when he married Crystal Edith Craigo in 1933. They were married at the home of Simon Craigo by R.L. Gibson. Witnesses were his brother Andrew "Chum" Ingram and her sister Elizabeth "Lib" Craigo. The two families (Robert and his parents) continued to share a home until 1949. His father died in 1940. In early 1941 the family moved back to Plymouth. Robert was employed at the same mine (as his father had been), having quit school at fifteen years of age to join his father and uncles in the coal mines. In February, 1942 the mine "blew out" (ceased operating) and Robert moved his family down river a few miles to Hometown, WV and began work for Monsanto Chemical Co. in Nitro, WV. In May, 1945 another move was made to 3417-34th Street, Nitro, WV. In the summer of 1949, Robert moved the family to the lower end of Nitro at Dudding Lane, where he had built a house. His mother Clester, being in failing health at this time went to live with her son, Andrew "Chum" Ingram at 2806-28th Street, Nitro, WV. She died while living there, in February, 1950 in her 87th year. Robert and Crystal moved back to Hometown in 1959, when the Interstate 64 construction purchased his Dudding Lane property. Robert retired from Monsanto Chemical Co. in 1974. Crystal worked for Embees Department Store in Charleston, WV for several years after Robert's retirement. She developed leukemia in the fall of 1982. As her health deteriorated and she became too weak to keep house, she and Robert went to live with their son, Daniel, at Scott Depot, WV. Here Crystal died on August 13, 1983. Robert lived with his children until suffering a stroke in January 1985 while living with his daughter, Nancy in New Martinsville, WV. Following hospitalization and rehabilitation therapy at Peterson Hospital in Wheeling, WV, he resided at the New Martinsville Health Care Center until his death at Wetzel County Hospital on May 30, 1987.
Source: James S. Ingram, History of the Ingram Family (as compiled, from several sources, by James Simon Ingram - October 1997)

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