Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon
Chet Ingram Killed Under Wheels of Logging Truck
Marr Flat Mishap Fatal to Logger
Chester Ingram, 36, of Joseph was instantly killed about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday morning when a logging trailer ran over him during logging operations on Marr Flat. The truck which struck Ingram was driven by Wilbur Curry of Joseph. Curry reported that his truck had just been loaded at the jammer and Ingram was assisting him in tightening the chains and checking the load. While Curry was partly under the truck and Ingram was stepping behind the load, the truck started rolling slowly backward. One of the dual wheels of the trailer caught Ingram’s foot and ran up his body. Curry dived into the truck to set the brakes but it was too late.
Chester Earl Ingram, son of Carl and Josephine Lockwood-Ingram, was born June 1, 1917 at Halfway, Oregon. On Dec. 8, 1952 he was married at Walla Walla to Helen Reece, who survives him. He was a veteran of World War II, a member of the Eagles Lodge, and of the Christian church of Grass Valley, Calif.
He was a logger by occupation and had lived in Joseph for the past year, coming here from Grass Valley.
Surviving, in addition to his wife and parents of Joseph, are one sister, Clara Ingram of Prairie City, Ore., one brother, Walter Ingram of Joseph, three sons, Jack, Lyle and Carl; and one daughter, Judy.
Funeral services will be held Friday, at 10:00 a.m. at the Enterprise Christian Church. Rev. Robert John will officiate. Burial will be in Pendleton, Friday afternoon with graveside services at 3:30 p.m.
Wallowa County Chieftain, Wallowa County, Oregon, Sept. 17, 1953, Front Page.
Contributed by Michelle Drayton-Fisher