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This part of my website is lovingly dedicated to those family members on my wife's side of the family that have passed before us. A family has more than one side, it has many branches. In this part of my site, I plan to document the Ingram and Boring sides to my wife's ancestry.

Here's to my wife Carla's great grandarents Garrett and Florence (Coldiron) Ingram: Garrett Ingram was born in Morgan County, Kentucky on 28 Sept 1858 and passed away in Mexico, Missouri on 19 October 1930. Florence (Coldiron) Ingram, was born in Wolfe County, Kentucky in July 1863 and passed away in Mexico, Missouri on 03 November 1960. The two of them are laid to rest in the Elmwood Cemetery, Audrain County, Mexico, Missouri. Garrett and Florence were married in 1881, moved from Kentucky to Evergreen, Wisconsin where they lived from just after 1910 until they moved again, this time to Missouri. There they were living with their daughter Jessie Ingram Walker. Garrett had been a railroad engineer. They had 10 children, 4 girls and 6 boys, of which my wife's Grandfather Ernest (Tim) Ingram was one. The picture to the right was contributed by Tina Toles Wingate, Great Great Grandaughter of Garrett and Florence Ingram.
Garrett and Florence (Coldiron) Ingram


Ernest and Maude Park(Adkins) Ingram
Here's to my wife's paternal Grandparents, Ernest and Maude (Adkins) Ingram. Together they lived a long, tumultuous, rugged frontier life in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, where they raised ten children: Hubert, Kenneth, Lawrence, Omar, Virgil, Mary Ellen, Violet, Clyde, Jessie and Lloyd. The two Grandparents were much loved by all of their children and many many grandchildren. Born in the hills of Kentucky, they were known as "Kentucks" of Hollister, Wisconsin. We all miss them. The picture to the left was contributed by Jessie Ingram, youngest daughter of Ernest Oddfellow Ingram and Maude Park Adkins Ingram.


Here's to my wife Carla's parents Virgil and Virginia (Boring)Ingram: Virgil, born in Elton, Langlade County, Wisconsin... was a bronco buster in his earlier years, a woodsman, a machinist, a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. Virginia Mae Boring Ingram, born in Ironwood, Gogebic County, Michigan...was a loving and dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. They are both gone now and the world is a sadder place without them. We will all miss them greatly and forever. The picture to the right is contributed by Mary Ellen Ingram DeHart, younger sister of Virgil.
Virgil and Virginia (Boring) Ingram


Carrie Childers Boring Orth and Frank Orth
Photo courtesy of Joe Vitous
My wife's maternal Grandparents Carrie Childers Boring Orth and Frank Orth , my wife remembers them well. She speaks of her Grandmother Orth as being sickly in her later years and her Step Grandfather Frank Orth as treating her as one of his favorites and making things for her. We still have a duck shaped rocker he made for her when she was but a very young girl.

My wife Carla's maternal Grandmother Carrie Childers Boring Orth, born on 25 October 1909 in Michigan. She moved around quite a bit in later years, spending time in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan. She passed away on 16 September 1967 and is buried in Presque Isle, Wisconsin.
Carrie Childers Boring Orth
Photo courtesy of Joe Vitous


James Madison Childers and Magdalene Creech Childers
Photo courtesy of Joe Vitous
My wife's maternal Great Grandparents James Madison Childers and Magdalene Creech Childers , both James and Magdalene were born in Kentucky. James Madison Childers was born in Black Water, Morgan County, Kentucky on Christmas Day 1865. Magdalene Creech Childers was born in Wolfe County, Kentucky in 1887. Between the two of them they had five children. Two sons Dorcie Childers and John Childers; and three daughters, Carrie (my wife's maternal Grandmother), Myrtle and Ruby Childers.

In the photo to the right, seated from left to right is: Frank Orth (my wife's Step Grandfather), Virginia Boring Ingram (my wife's mother) while holding my wife Carla Ingram Strickland (3 months old), Ethel Boring Vitous holding her son Joe Vitous, Jr (a little over three years old) and Carrie Childers Boring Orth (my wife's maternal Grandmother).
Virginia Boring Ingram, Ethel Boring Vitous and Parents
Photo courtesy of Joe Vitous


Aunt Ethel Vitous and Four Brothers
Photo courtesy of Joe Vitous
The photo above was taken when Ethel was able to reunite with her four brothers after 37 years. She had located two of her brothers after a long search, Calvin Shucha (on the far left) and James Espeseth (on the far right), both of whom had been adopted from the family at a very young age. To Ethel's immediate right is her brother Richard Boring and to her immediate left is her brother Duane Boring. Not able to attend this reunion and not pictured here is my Mother-In-Law and sister to all shown here, Virginia Mae Boring Ingram.


Virginia Boring Ingram and Family
Photo courtesy of Joe Vitous
In the picture to the left, standing in the back row, from right to left is: Virginia Boring Ingram (my wife's Mother), my wifes' Aunts Ethel Boring Vitous and Sharon Orth. In the front row kneeling, from left to right: Frank Orth (my wife's Step Grandfather), my wife's Uncles Richard Boring, Duane Boring, and Lawrence Orth. They were gathered together in Presque Isle, WI for the funeral of my wife's maternal Grandmother Carrie Childers Boring Orth in November of 1967.

Some of my wife's family on her Mother's Side
Photo courtesy of Joe Vitous
The photo above is of a gathering of my wife's Mother's family (Boring side) at her home in approximately 1969. The people seated from left to right: Jerri Boring (wife of Duane Boring), Carla Ingram Strickland, Duane Boring holding his oldest daughter Tammy Boring, Virginia Boring Ingram (my wife's mother), Ethel Boring Vitous, Joe Vitous Sr., Virginia Vitous (wife of Lester Vitous, Joe's brother), Virgil Ingram (my wife's father) and Lawrence Orth.


Virginia Mae Boring Ingram and Jessie Ingram
In the picture above is my mother-in-law, Virginia Mae Boring Ingram and alongside her is her sister-in-law Jessie Ingram. This picture was taken in 1953 near the homestead in Hollister, WI. This picture was contributed by Mary Ellen Ingram Dehart, younger sister of Virgil Ingram and daughter of Tim and Maude Ingram.

In the photo to the right is my wife's Aunt Evelyn Hoelton Ingram and Uncle Lawrence Ingram. This photo was taken on the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary at the Wolf River Town Hall in Langlade, Wisconsin. Aunt Evelyn, is no longer with us as she passed on 02 October 2007. She was a wonderful lady, who loved her family very much. We all miss her dearly.
Evelyn Hoelton Ingram and Lawrence Ingram
Photo courtesy of Shirley Ingram Wirtz-Stuck


Virginia Boring Ingram and Family
Photo courtesy of Joe Vitous
In the picture to the left, standing in the back row, from right to left is: Virginia Boring Ingram (my wife's Mother), my wifes' Aunts Ethel Boring Vitous and Sharon Orth. In the front row kneeling, from left to right: Frank Orth (my wife's Step Grandfather), my wife's Uncles Richard Boring, Duane Boring, and Lawrence Orth. They were gathered together in Presque Isle, WI for the funeral of my wife's maternal Grandmother Carrie Childers Boring Orth in November of 1967.

In the photo to the right, is my wife's Aunt Ethel Boring Vitous and behind her is her son, Joe Vitous, Jr. Aunt Ethel worked hard her entire life, as a farmer, a cook, a storekeeper and for many years working for the Milwaukee School District. In her later years, when she had all the right in the world to be retired, she continued to work. At the age of 83 years young, she was "taking care of old people" as a visiting care giver. She was truly a remarkable woman and touched the hearts of many many people. She will be missed and remembered by us all.
Ethel Boring Vitous
Dec. 2, 1925 to July 24, 2009
Photo courtesy of Joe Vitous


Virginia (Boring)Ingram and Virgil Ingram
Here's to my Mother-in-Law and Father-in-Law, Virginia Mae (Boring)Ingram and Virgil Ingram, devoted wife and husband, mother and father, grandparents and mother-in-law & father-in-law, who raised their two children, Carla Jean Ingram Strickland and Virgil Lee Ingram. They had so much influence in my own life, if it were not for their love and dedication, I would not be the man that I am today. Next to my own parents, these two had more effect in forming my character than anyone else. I and my wife will miss them and love them always. This picture was taken on the occasion of my own Mother's (Doris Smith Strickland Carpenter) visit in 1996.

Virgil Ingram on Julida
In the picture above is my father-in-law, Virgil Ingram, riding his horse Julida. Alongside him is his sister Jessie Ingram, riding her horse Candy. Virgil, a one time bronc buster was a very good horseman and loved riding the trails in the Crocker Hills and along the Wolf River. An avid outdoorsman, he was the epitome of the Great American Sportsman. We miss the good times we had together in the woods. This picture was contributed by Jessie Ingram, youngest sister of Virgil Ingram and daughter of Tim and Maude Ingram.

Aunt Jessie Ingram Curtin Messer
and her husband Chet Messer
(Photo provided by Jill Messer)
The picture to the left is of my wife's Aunt Jessie Ingram Curtin Messer and her husband Chester (Chet) Messer, taken on the occasion of Chet's birthday party on 19 August 2010. The two of them, both musicians, doing what they love...making beautiful music together. Watching them together, makes you realize how love can last over the years and even through long term separation. They are like two teenagers with their first crush.

In the picture to the right, can be seen Virgil and Virginia Ingram, sitting on their front stoop, outside their house at the Double "V" Ranch, in Hollister, Wisconsin. Many a happy moment was shared here at the "ranch", where Virgil raised his bear hunting hounds (Plotts, Currs, Redbones, English Blue and Red Ticks, and Black & Tans) and Virginia spent so many hours yelling at those same dogs to "be quiet!". The two of them were a perfect match, Virgil was the quiet, evenhanded steady strain...while Virginia was the fervently religious, hot tempered and furiously loving wife. Together they were the epitome of a strong marriage and provided a loving example for all to follow. I took this picture in 1987.
Virgil and Virginia (Boring) Ingram
GGreat Aunt Melissa Baldwin Metcalf
(Photo provided by Melissa Parrish)
The picture to the left is of Mrs. Melissa Baldwin Metcalf, taken in the 1920's while living with a daughter in California. Melissa Baldwin Metcalf is a sister to Margaret Catharine Baldwin Boring, my wife's Great Great Grandmother.
In the picture to the right, can be seen Sabina Allen Metcalf and Martha Melissa (Baldwin) Metcalf, Sabina and Melissa Metcalf were brother-in-law and youngest sister to Margaret Catharine Baldwin Boring, my wife's Great Great Grandmother. This picture was probably taken in the 1880's or 90's and the original is in possession of Melissa Parrish, who kindly shares it here.
Sabina and Melissa (Baldwin) Metcalf
Photo provided by Melissa Parrish)
GGreat Uncle Silas Baldwin
(Photo provided by Melissa Parrish)
The picture to the left is of Mr. Silas Baldwin. He was the closest son to his father, Thomas Baldwin and followed him when he moved to Howard County, Indiana. He is a half brother of Margaret Catharine Baldwin Boring, my wife's Great Great Grandmother. Silas Baldwin was the son of Thomas Baldwin and his first wife Susannah (Stull) Baldwin.
In the picture to the right, can be seen William A. Baldwin, half brother of Margaret Catharine Baldwin Boring, my wife's Great Great Grandmother. By 1860, he had moved his family to Iowa. William Baldwin was the son of Thomas Baldwin and his first wife Susannah (Stull) Baldwin.
William A. Baldwin
(Photo provided by Melissa Parrish)