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Ingersoll’s People

Discover the founders of Ingersoll and those individuals who continued to shape the town’s future over the years.

A Hero Lived Here Postcard Campaign

Oxford County Library and Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum have collaborated to keep the names and memory of Ingersoll service people alive. 100 war veteran addresses have been researched and unique postcards have been created that share the name and story of an Ingersoll soldier who lived there - many of whom never returned home.

Adair, Herrick - 1923-1944

Adam_Ralph_Gordon_1919-2006

Albert Edmund McCreery, 1918-1945

Discover the story of the Reverend Albert McCreery of Ingersoll, who was possibly the last Canadian to die in the Second World War.

Archibald Barrow, 1899-1917

The first member of the 168th Battalion, Oxford's Own to pay the supreme sacrifice at Vimy Ridge.

Archie Eshelby Minler, 1894-1916

Discover the journey of an Ingersoll boy who died at Ypres, WWI

Army week

Veterans of Oxford County featured in Army Week. Woodstock Sentinel Review, June 27 1942.

Army Week - Sentinel Review 1942

Celebrating Oxford's military service people with portraits.

Art Presswell, 1921-2012

A veteran of D-Day with a glorious singing voice.

Balfour_Joseph_1896-1978

Barrow_Archibald_1899-1917

Barrow, William

Barton_Percy_1891-1918

Bennett_Clifford_1922-1945

Betty Crawford, 1910-2002

Long-time Ingersoll librarian and an accomplished artist.

Biography A - H

Keyword searchable newspaper clippings related to the life stories of the citizenry of Ingersoll over the years.

Biography I - P

Keyword searchable newspaper clippings related to the life stories of the citizenry of Ingersoll over the years.

Biography R - Z

Keyword searchable newspaper clippings related to the life stories of the citizenry of Ingersoll over the years.

Boles_Jack_1896-1918

Boniface_Alfred_1893-1980

Bowman_Charles_1896-1917

Butler, Reginald 1919-1944

Byron Garfield Jenvey, 1881-1980

Mr. Jenvey documented the history of Ingersoll over many years.

Campbell_Earl_1917-1943

Carey_Donald_1925-2008

Chamberlain_Gordon_1918-1941

Chambers_Wray

Charles Eli Chadwick, 1818-1896

Learn about the life of a noted Ingersollian: Charles Eli Chadwick. Chadwick became part of public life in the town, holding such roles as Mayor, Police Magistrate & bank manager, as well as chairman of many boards and committees,

Charles Kelly, 1892-1933

Explore the WWI story of an Ingersoll athlete.

Charles Scoffin, 1868-1954

Discover the memoir of a native Ingersollian, who details the early years of the town's history.

Chatfield_Walter_1921-1943

Clarke_Robert_1919-1944

Cline_Gordon_1897-1917

Cole_Bertram_1918-1945

Cooper_George_1873-1917

Cussons_Thomas_1894-1917

Daniel_Charles_1895-1967

Douglas Moser Carr, 1910-1994

World adventurer and Ingersoll business person. Learn more about Doug's epic 1937 bicycle journey by exploring his trip diary, available in the Oxford County Library collection.

Douglas_Bob_

Edwards_Russell_1920-2002

Edwards_Thomas_1895-1918

Ellis_Ronald_1917-1944

Funnell_Frederick_1920-1985

Gayfer_John_1920-1942

George Walker, 1800–1872

Discover the family story of George Walker, 1800–1872 & Hannah Lloyd Walker 1802–1884 of West Zorra, written by their granddaughter, Margaret Walker Edwards (1873–1964).

Glidden_Bodwell_1894-1915

Greenaway_Russell_1896-1956

Groom_Ernest_1897-1960

Hawkins_Kenneth_1918-2002

Haycock_Roy_1918-1944

Henderson_Cecil_1914-1944

Henderson_James_Nip_1920-2007

Herbert Bodwell Glidden, 1894-1915

Born in West Oxford Township, explore the story of this Great War veteran.

Herbert_JC_1906-1999

Hollingshead_Jack_1925-1945

Hominick_MIchael_1925-2011

Hope McNiven family 1736-2007

by Winifred B. Schuman. Explore the McNiven family history and their part in Ingersoll's history.

Houston_William_1922-1944

Index to Thank you! a tribute to Ingersoll veterans

by Yvonne Mott Holmes. Discover the stories of these Ingersoll service persons.

Ingersoll Family

Discover the story of this founding family and how they influenced the growth of the town.

Ingersoll Family in St. Marys

Written by Mary Smith and published by the St. Marys Independent, this article explores the Ingersoll Family and their influence on the town.

J. C. Herbert, 1908-1999

An eminent Ingersollian, war veteran, educator and school principal.

Jackson_Jeanette_1925-2012

James McIntyre, 1827-1906

Explore the life of Ingersoll's favourite bard.

Jenvey_Donald_1921-1945

John Deacon: an early Canadian educator

by R. B. Thompson. This excerpt details the career of Deacon, who taught in the early schools of Dereham, North Oxford and Ingersoll.

Kate McIntyre Ruttan, 1855-1928

Daughter of the dairy bard himself, James McIntyre, Kate went on to gain fame as a writer herself.

Kelly_Charles_1892-1933

Kemp_William_1922-2011

Ker_James_1919-1943

Kipp_Charles_1918-2000

Lambert_Charles_PNG

Law_George_1908-2001

Livens_James_1878-1916

Lockey_Gordon_1922-1943

Lockhart_George_1910-2008

Longfield_Maurice_1917-2000

MacMillan_John_1925-1945

MacMillan_Joseph_1910-1943

Masters_Harris_1920-2011

McCreery_Edmund_1918-1946

McDermott_James_1890-1917

McKee_Kenneth_1921-1942

McLerie Clan by Marilyn McLerie Hayes

A genealogy of John & Margaret McLerie and their descendants who emigrated from Scotland to Ingersoll

Millson_Kenneth_1918-1996

Minler_Archie_1894-1916

Moffat_Howard_1920-1944

Mole_George_1916-1944

Moon_Lorne_1918-2011

Morgan_Lawrence_1924-1945

Neill_James_1877-1917

Norman_Alfred_1897-1917

Norsworthy_Alfred_1887-1917

Norsworthy_Edward_1879-1915

Outstanding Women of Oxford County

Depicts portraits of courageous and determined women who endured pioneer life in Oxford County written by Brenda Dyer, Sarah Kolasiewicz and Donna Stevenson

Outstanding Women of Oxford County: Volume 2

Written by Carol Miller, Nancy Payne and Jeanette Zwart in 1980 this work takes a further look at pioneering women in Oxford County

Owen_Brock_1919-1943

Oxford Militia : 1812-1815

Digitized muster lists and paymaster rolls, detail the names of citizens of Ingersoll, West Oxford, North Oxford who were called to arms during the War of 1812. Keyword searchable.

Peter Kennedy, 1827-1907

A native of Tipperary, Ireland, who went on to build a family & a life in Ingersoll, where he became known as 'Squire Kennedy'

Presswell_Arthur_1921-2012

Reynolds_Stanley_1920-1991

Richard Grigg, 1819-1904

Explore the life of an Ingersoll poet.

Russell_William_1892-1917

Scourfield_James_1886-1916

Shaddock_Ted_1922-1969

Shelton_Donald_1924-2017

Shipton_Herbert_1897-1917

Sivyer_Donald_1923-2000

Smith_Clarence_1926-2012

Smith_Herbert_1896-1918

Smith_Lloyd_1914-1945

Stanley J. Smith, 1895-1979

A biography of a local historian.

Stevens_Arthur_1897-1917

Stone_David_1923-2007

Stone_William_1924-1944

Swallow_Robert_1919-1943

Swartz_Earl_1926-2017

The Canadian Album: Men of Canada 1891 - Oxford County excerpts

Peruse biographies and portraits of Oxford County luminaries, politicians and influencers from the 19th century.

The Carroll Family

Discover the legacy of three generations of the Carroll family and their impact on Ingersoll and environs.

The Crawford Diaries

A searchable transcription of the diaries of George Edward Stephen Crawford, 1859-1867; Benjamin Benedict Crawford, Benjamin Wallace Crawford, telling of pioneer life in Ingersoll and area.

The Crawford Family by Ruth Ellis

Contains biographical sketches, photographs, photocopies of newspaper articles, and the family tree of James Crawford and Rachel Benedict, Benjamin Benedict Crawford, and James, Joel, Daniel, and Stephen Crawford.

The Devon Elliotts: a new beginning in Oxford County and beyond

A multigenerational history of the Mary & John Elliott family, from their life in Hartland Devon to their 1843 arrival in Ingersoll and surrounding townships

The Harris Family

Discover the story of the Harris family and its contribution to the dairy industry of South West Oxford.

The Hugill Family

Discover the story of father & son photographers, John & Edgar Hugill.

The Norsworthy Family

A detailed history of the James Counter Norsworthy family and their contribution to Ingersoll

The Story of the Ackerts, 1793-1993

A searchable excerpt from this Ackert family history.

Underwood_Edward_1928-2011

Underwood_Sidney_1896-1985

Wade_William_1920-1943

Waite_Lawrence_1895-1918

Walker_Willard_1923-2019

Walton_Lampkin_Annie_1922-2006

Warden_John_1920-2008

Webster_George_1886-1918

Wilson_Currie_1913-1991

Wilson_Harold_1924-1945

Wilson_William_1908-1945

Winders_Bruce_1923-1943

Wolstenholme_Douglas_1921-1942

Wright_George_1895-1917

Wurker_Ernest_1912-2006

Wurker_Fred_1909-1993

A Boy's Life in Ingersoll in the 1850s

by Francis Huston Wallace. A glimpse into the Browett, Barker and Wallace families of early Ingersoll. Living on 8 acres at 255 Thames Street North.

Albert Edmund McCreery, 1918-1945

Discover the story of the Reverend Albert McCreery of Ingersoll, who was possibly the last Canadian to die in the Second World War.

Archibald Barrow, 1899-1917

The first member of the 168th Battalion, Oxford's Own to pay the supreme sacrifice at Vimy Ridge.

Army Week - Sentinel Review 1942

Celebrating Oxford's military service people with portraits.

Art Presswell, 1921-2012

A veteran of D-Day with a glorious singing voice.

Betty Crawford, 1910-2002

Long-time Ingersoll librarian and an accomplished artist.

Byron Garfield Jenvey, 1881-1980

Mr. Jenvey documented the history of Ingersoll over many years.

Douglas Moser Carr, 1910-1994

World adventurer and Ingersoll business person. Learn more about Doug's epic 1937 bicycle journey by exploring his trip diary, available in the Oxford County Library collection.

Dr. Emily Stowe: The Norwich Connection

An overview of Dr. Emily Stowe's Norwich contexts by Matthew Lloyd. Presentation from OLHD 2022.

Herbert Bodwell Glidden, 1894-1915

Born in West Oxford Township, explore the story of this Great War veteran.

Hope McNiven family 1736-2007

by Winifred B. Schuman. Explore the McNiven family history and their part in Ingersoll's history.

Index to Thank you! a tribute to Ingersoll veterans

by Yvonne Mott Holmes. Discover the stories of these Ingersoll service persons.

Ingersoll Family

Discover the story of this founding family and how they influenced the growth of the town.

Ingersoll Births, January 1927 - December 1933

Keyword searchable digitized birth registrations.

Ingersoll Births, June 1896 - August 1908

Keyword searchable digitized birth registrations.

J. C. Herbert, 1908-1999

An eminent Ingersollian, war veteran, educator and school principal.

James McIntyre, 1827-1906

Explore the life of Ingersoll's favourite bard.

John Deacon: an early Canadian educator

by R. B. Thompson. This excerpt details the career of Deacon, who taught in the early schools of Dereham, North Oxford and Ingersoll.

McLerie Clan by Marilyn McLerie Hayes

A genealogy of John & Margaret McLerie and their descendants who emigrated from Scotland to Ingersoll

Richard Grigg, 1819-1904

Explore the life of an Ingersoll poet.

S. S. No. 9 East Nissouri, Holiday School

A history of the Holiday School, commemorating the centennial reunion, 1963.

Stanley J. Smith, 1895-1979

A biography of a local historian.

The Canadian Album: Men of Canada 1891 - Oxford County excerpts

Peruse biographies and portraits of Oxford County luminaries, politicians and influencers from the 19th century.

The Crawford Diaries

A searchable transcription of the diaries of George Edward Stephen Crawford, 1859-1867; Benjamin Benedict Crawford, Benjamin Wallace Crawford, telling of pioneer life in Ingersoll and area.

The Crawford Family by Ruth Ellis

Contains biographical sketches, photographs, photocopies of newspaper articles, and the family tree of James Crawford and Rachel Benedict, Benjamin Benedict Crawford, and James, Joel, Daniel, and Stephen Crawford.

The Norsworthy Family

A detailed history of the James Counter Norsworthy family and their contribution to Ingersoll

The Story of the Ackerts, 1793-1993

A searchable excerpt from this Ackert family history.

Tillsonburg Local History Books

Search indexed local history books, now long out-of-print, for valuable details from Tillsonburg’s past.