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Elva Ingram, the daughter of James and Ritta Ann Ingram, died here on 23 June 1852. The cause of death of this four year old child is unknown. Her family, from Henry County, Iowa, was headed to Oregon in a wagon train consisting of forty people from four families. The wagon train reached the Willamette Valley in late October 1852 but not before losing eight of its members, including Elva. The original headstone still marks her grave

National Park Service Comprehensive Management Plan
The Ingram grave has been fenced and interpreted by the Oregon-California Trails Association.
Potential threats to the site include possible housing developments and the activities of the Wyoming National Guard. The site is not listed on the National Register.

Private. Open to the public. Some of Child’s Route passes through public lands.

Platte County, Wyoming. T22N/R66W

From Hartville, Wyoming, take the Manville Highway north for about one mile. Turn left and follow the road downhill for ¾ mile to the foot of Emigrant Hill. Continue straight ahead up the winding road. After reaching the top of Emigrant Hill, turn left in ¼ mile. The Ingram grave is in the pasture to the left, ¼ mile after turning.

Additional Information

James Akin, Jr.: "Travel 12 miles very hilly bad roads. pine and cedar bluffs – cloudy rainy weather – Elva Ingram daughter of James and wife died – Camp in good place – Plenty wood no water."

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