May 7, 1874 (Anamosa Eureka, 3rd page, 1st column, midway)
SUDDEN DEATH.–Last Thursday evening the 30th, ult., Benton Ingram, aged fifteen years, and oldest son of J. L. Ingram of Viola, Linn Co., dropped dead in the street with heart disease. The boy was playing on the bridge near the depot, jumping from the railing to the floor. A post-mortem examination was held by Drs. Love and Kepler, of Springville, who found the heart nearly or quite twice its natural size in cubic measurement. Dr. Love found in his heart a little lump of hard blood which, in jumping, had obstructed some of the passages and was the immediate cause of his death, although he could not have lived long under any circumstances. His mother died of the same disease some four years ago.
The funeral sermon was preached by Eld. N. M. McConnel, of Marion, to a large concourse of sympathizing friends.
[This story has been added to Joseph Benton Ingram, born in 1859 in Iowa, on familysearch.org here, ID# 27S8-S9J. He was the son of John L. Ingram, ID# 27SX-JD7. His mother, Josephine, died in 1869, ID# KL1D-CGW. Contributors of family trees on ancestry.com have not logged on in over six months, so no message was sent to them.]