IRVING W. INGERSOLL
Frankfort's Loss is Ilion's Gain
Contributed by BetteJo Hall-Caldwell
A Reliable Grocer.
Ilion Citizen, Thursday, April 25,1907
An Old Established Grocery Business in Ilion Saluted.
The Compliments of the Merry Spring Season to Irving W. Ingersoll's Careful and Steady-Going Business on Otsego Street - Good Thing sent to Ilion from Frankfort.
It is a pleasure to present to the readers of the Citizen a sketch of the
business and a view of the face of Irving W. Ingersoll, one of the most careful
and industrious grocers in Ilion. The view shown gives a good idea of the section
of Otsego street on which Mr. Ingersoll's grocery is located. Directly across
Otsego street from his store is the main building of the Remington Arms Company.
"The industry which made Ilion famous."
Mr. Ingersoll came to Ilion from Frankfort shortly after the removal of the West
Shore Railroad offices in which he was employed for a number of years. Frankfort's
loss was Ilion's gain. Mr. Ingersoll bought the grocery business of C. Smith
Ingham who had for many years conducted a grocery store at the same stand.
Mr. Ingersoll, was like the large majority of successful men, born on a farm and
still owns farm property on Frankfort Hill: he was for twelve years a school
teacher; then spent a number of years in the West Shore offices, and has for ten
years conducted a general grocery business in Ilion. He is a man of strict
integrity and no one thinks of questioning his word on any matter. He is
conservative in business management and prefers to take care of the bird in the
hand rather than to race after the many in the bush. His customers have confidence
in the representation he puts on his goods and that means a great deal to the average buyers.
The Ingersoll store has just been given a new dress of inside white and is neat
and clean throughout. The location is unsurpassed and the trade won has been secured
and held upon its merits.