Originally from North Sydney N.S., Ralph Elliott Ingraham grew up in Guelph and became a bank teller at the age of 15. With his experience, he was assigned to the Pay Office in London, England during the First World War, but soon requested a transfer to the Royal Field Artillery, spending 33 months in France until seriously wounded.
He eventually made his way to Hamilton, married Jane Alexander and worked for 27 years in the hardware wholesaling business with Wood, Alexander and James. He then worked another 27 years as an investment counselor with Dominion Securities.
Excerpt from 1992-1993 Annual Report