Walter Ings, aged 24 years, and his wife Marian Clark Pender, aged 20, arrived in the Port of New York City in 1883.[i] They came through immigration at Castle Garden[ii] in the harbour of New York City where they were processed before arriving in Manhattan. No marriage record was located for this couple either in the US or England. However, they were listed on the passenger manifest, and immigration record, as Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ings traveling on the ship Arizona from Liverpool. The record for immigration control at Castle Garden stated they arrived on 8 August 1883.
Guion Liner ARIZONA when she held the Atlantic Record. 19 March 1898. MARINE ENGINEERING, Vol. II, September 1898, page 29; no author listed.
After settling in Brooklyn, New York Walter and Marian started a family. Four children were found in the records, all born in New York. Ernest was the oldest, born about 1885.[iii] Next was Florence May who was born about 1888.[iv] Then William C. was born in 1889[v] and finally Grace Marian on 23 May 1892 in Kings County, New York.[vi]
Walter, age 39, naturalized at the Eastern District of New York, District Court of the United States on 24 June 1898.[vii] The document confirmed his birth as 17 January 1859 in England and stated he arrived in New York on or about 29 September 1883. The date difference could be explained in several ways. One, the date from Castle Garden could be the date of departure from England. Another explanation could be that they were in quarantine until September, at which point they entered New York. At the time of his naturalization, the Ings family lived at 187 44th Street in Brooklyn, New York.
Naturalization Records (United States). INGS, Walter. 24 June 1898. Collection: New York, State and Federal Naturalization Records, 1794-1940. Image. http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 10 June 2017.
The 1892 New York State Census[viii] did not provide much new information. They lived in the 8th Ward of Brooklyn, New York. Two children, May Ings aged 4 and Walter Ings aged 2, were listed. Immediately following the family is an unknown male named William Ings, aged 37 from Scotland. There could be a family connection or it was a coincidence in the census. From the information on the census there was no way to resolve the question of family relationship.
Census. 1892. New York State. Brooklyn, Kings County. ED: 24. Ward: 8. p. 16. http://ancestry.com : accessed 10 June 2017.
By the 1900 US Federal Census[ix] the Ings family lived at 358 57th Street in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York. In addition to their family of five, three other families lived in the same house for a total of eleven people in the home. No apartment numbers were listed which made it difficult to determine if it was one house or a building with three residences within it. Also, two members of the family were employed. Walter and Florence M. were employed as a salesman and a sales woman. William C. and Grace attended school and Marian was at home.
Census. 1900. United States. Brooklyn, Kings, New York. Roll: 1047. Page: 10A. Enumeration District: 0106. http://www.ancestry.com : accessed June 10.
Walter and Marian resided at 1343 72nd Avenue in Brooklyn, NY for the 1905 NY State Census.[xi] This document collected more information than the prior state census. Walter and his son Ernest were both employed as salesmen. William and Florence were listed as clerks. Another family member joined the household. Sophia Pender who was Marian’s mother, now lived with them.
Census. 1905. New York State. Brooklyn, Kings County. AD: 7. ED: A27 - A28. p. 21 - 22. Image. http://ancestry.com : accessed 10 June 2017.
The Ings family were at the same residence for the 1910 Federal Census.[xii] Marian again listed four children born with three living. While Ernest was not currently living with them, I could not discount that he was most likely alive because she answered the same way in 1900. Walter was still employed as a salesman, now for a dry goods store, Florence was an office stenographer, and William was a bank clerk. No one else in the home was employed.
1915 was the last New York State census the family were enumerated on.[xiii] They still resided at 73rd street in Brooklyn and Walter now was a dry goods buyer. Only one child, Grace, was at home. She was employed as a school teacher. Five years later Walter and Marian were in Nutley, Essex County, New Jersey for the 1920 US Census.[xiv] They lived near their daughter Grace and her family. Walter and Marian resided at 42 Cathedral Avenue in Nutley where Walter continued as a buyer for a dry goods company in the 1930 census.[xv] However, by 1940 they moved again and resided at 343 Franklin Ave. Also, Walter appeared retired as no occupation was listed on the census record.[xvi]
At the age of 88, Walter died on 19 November 1947. Unfortunately, no death records were found, but his death date was listed in the city directory. [xvii] Marian was listed as his widow and residing at her daughter Grace’s house (205 Passaic Avenue) in the 1948 Nutley City Directory.[xviii] She was next listed in the Bellville, NJ City Directory, again as his widow, from 1950 and 1952.[xix] In 1954 the directory stated she had removed to Neptune, New Jersey.[xx] At this point the records online for Marian stopped. Onsite searching should be performed in New York City and New Jersey to located as many of the mid-late 20th century records which were not available online. Those which could be ordered would not have arrived in time for this project.
 The state of New York held censuses in between the Federal Census. Most censuses were taken in years ending in 5, but not always.
 This must be their son William, but perhaps mislabeled or they changed his name later.
[vii] Op. cit. Naturalization Records (United States). INGS, Walter.
[xix] Directory. New Jersey. (1950) Nutley Directory – 1950. INGS, Marian C. p. 912. Collection: US City Directories, 1822-1995. Image. http://ancestry.com : accessed 10 June 2017.
Directory. New Jersey. (1952) Nutley Directory – 1952. INGS, Marian C. p. 627. Collection: US City Directories, 1822-1995. Image. http://ancestry.com : accessed 10 June 2017.