Ingram, Orrin Henry, 1830-1918 / Autobiography, Orrin Henry Ingram : May, 1830--December, 1912
Manager--law in Canada, pp. 10-16 PDF (1.4 MB)
Mill-building superintendent, p. 16 PDF (201.5 KB)
Married and again at Bytown, pp. 16-17 PDF (414.3 KB)
16 AUTOBIOGRAPHY though the company was not at all liable, my way of treating such a matter would have been to do a little something for the men. Some of the men I hired worked there while I remained at Brewer' Mills. MILL BUILDING-SUPERINTENDENT. It was a great place along the Rideau canal for fever and ague. Sometimes a third of the mill men would be laid off on account of the ague. I had a touch of it myself and was oblig- ed to use too much quinine to prevent it, so I advised Mr. Fox and Mr. Angling that I could not remain on that account, but would try to find them another to take my place. I did that? and went to Belleville, Canada, about fifty miles from Kingston, near the head of the Bay of Quinte. A Befleville man had vis- ited the mills while I was at Brewer's and was anxious to have me and also to get him a millwright to build a mill at Belleville; and to give them a plan of it as I would like to have it built, so I wrote them I would superintend the building of the mill and perhaps run it a little after it was built. While building that mill I was engaged to build or superintend the 'building of two other mills, gang mills. MARRIED AND AGAIN AT BYTOWN While building those mills I went back to Lake George and married your mother, December 11, 1851. She was the next youngest daughter of Capt. Pliny Pierce, who resided on Fed- eral Hill, about two miles from Goodman's Corners. I left her at Glens Falls with her sister, Mrs. Bronson, and returned to Belleville. I soon decided that I had better have my wife with me, so I returned to Glens Falls for her. I finished those mills and ran the first one started during the summer, and then en- gaged to build another mill, on the Moirah river, about nine miles from Belleville, a gang-mill, water power. The other mills in that vicinity were steam mills. While we were there our first child was born.
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