Among the pioneers of this portion of Nez Perces County should be mentioned the estimable gentleman and thrifty farmer and stockman whose name is at the head of this article and who has labored for the development of the resources of the country in a becoming and wise manner for a good many years, having now the need of a good property which his industry and thrift have accumulated.
Mr. Ingle was born in Benton County, Arkansas, on May 25, 1856, being the son of James T. and Nancy J. (Brantley) Ingle, natives of Tennessee. They immigrated to Arkansas and there, in 1900, the mother died and was buried in the Bloomfield cemetery, and the father still lives in Bloomfield. William A. received a common school education and remained with his father until the age of eighteen, when he married Miss Malinda P. Voding, and the same year, 1874, came with his bride to Walla Walla, where he remained for one year and then removed to southern Idaho, remaining one year, when he went back to Arkansas. That state was his home until 1883, when he again came west, purchasing eighty acres where he now lives, about three miles south from Genesee. He has added since one hundred and thirty acres by purchase.
His estate is one of great fertility and is in a high state of cultivation, producing abundant crops. In addition to general farming and raising fruit, he handles a bunch of cattle, having about forty head and he sells a number every year. Mr. Ingle has fine and comfortable buildings and is a wise farmer, having everything cared for in good shape.
To Mr. and Mrs. Ingle there have been born the following children: Charles S., married to Tilda Tunning and living in this County; Maud L., wife of James Willows and living in this County; Thomas F., living in Genesee; Bonnie E., Minnie J. and Iva, the last three living at home and attending school. Mrs. Ingle’s parents, Elga and Jane (Gleen) Voding, natives of Tennessee and Kentucky, respectively, moved to Arkansas where the father died and is interred in the Decatur cemetery. The mother is still living, her home being in Maple City, Kansas. Mr. Ingle is a member of the W. of W. and also of the Christian Church, while his wife affiliates with the Methodist Church.
Mr. Ingle is one of the substantial men of the County and has demonstrated his ability and worth, in his walk, both in business operations and in social life, as well as in manifestation of true Christian uprightness and candor.
Source: An Illustrated History of Northern Idaho, Embracing Nez Perce, Idaho, Latah, Kootenai and Shoshone Counties, Western Historical Publishing Company, 1903