A NATIVE of Paisley, born in 1825, Mr. Ingram has been closely connected from boyhood with the textile industry, and is senior partner of the firm of T. & D. Wilson & Co., muslin and tapestry manufacturers, Mile-end. He is a member of the Church of Scotland, was one of the office-bearers of the old Barony Church under Dr. Norman Macleod, and in the early seventies, at Dr. Macleod's request, joined in the task of building up what is now the flourishing parish, quoad sacra, of Bluevale. He has more than once taken part in the General Assembly, was a member of the Committee of the three Presbyterian Churches which compiled the Church Hymnary, and has taken an active share in the work of the Home Mission Committee and in the establishment of the Deaconesses' Homes. He has always taken a vigorous share in Sunday School work, and has been President, first, of the Glasgow Sabbath School Union, and afterwards of its successor, the Scottish National Sabbath School Union. Among other philanthropic institutions he has for several years been a member of executive of the Glasgow Hospital Sunday Fund, and for many years he has devoted much time and attention to the work of the Charity Organisation Society. He has also, from the nature of his business, been interested from the first in the work of the Glasgow Weaving College. That institution, the only one of its kind in Scotland, and among the earliest of technical schools in this country, was established in 1877 in Well Street, Calton, and has for its official designation the title of the Incorporated Weaving, Dyeing, and Printing College of Glasgow. From the first the institution justified the expectations of its promoters, and an increasing number of students every year has shown that the need for the college was felt. Mr. Ingram was Chairman of its Board of Governors till 1902.
Index of Glasgow Men (1909)