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Ethel Chadwick Ingraham

Ethel Scores 25 Points– Acadia Women Down YW

Born in 1910, Ethel Ingraham attended Wolfville High School where she was a member of the girls’ basketball team along side such athletes as Marion Eaton and Maie deWitt. She also played basketball with a Wolfville girls’ team. In 1928, she and her sister Helen were the scoring stars in a “game between the town girls and the Acadia co-eds.” Ethel scored eight points to lead her team.

Entering Acadia with the class of 31, she was on the varsity women’s basketball team as a freshman, won her “A” for basketball that year and distinction in her Junior year. In a game against the Halifax YWCA in 1931, a Halifax paper reported: “The Halifax girls put up a good fight, but were no match for the fast Acadia team, who with their splendid floor work and accurate shooting were able to score at will.” Acadia won 67-29; Ethel Ingraham contributed 25 points. In her Senior year, she was captain of the team.

Ingraham also played varsity ground hockey and tennis. She won an “A” for tennis as well as basketball. A member of the Tumbler’s Club, she was secretary in her Junior year.

After graduation in 1931, Ethel Ingraham studied nursing at Toronto’s Sick Children’s Hospital, worked in various nursing positions in Canada and was a nursing sister with the RCAF during WWII. She spent most of her working life in Wolfville, much of it at Eastern Kings Memorial Hospital and was active in town-based sports. She played for the Wolfville Lawn Tennis Club, competing in both singles and doubles during the late 1920s and early 1930s. She was a valuable volunteer in a number of community organizations.

(Halifax Herald, 13 March 1931)

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