Born: April 3, 1872, Rossville, Illinois.
Died: May 18, 1964, Toledo, Ohio.
Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery, Toledo, Ohio.
Ina was the daughter of William W. Duley and Laetitia Wilson, and wife of James Weston Ogdon (married 1896).
In 1883, Ina’s family moved to the Dakota Territory and established a homestead in Hand County. Ina attended school in a sod shanty in Kolda, four miles from their home. After a severe blizzard in 1886, the family decided to move back to Illinois.
She attended Greer College in Hoopeston, Illinois, and taught in Illinois schools (1892–1900). While teaching there, she wrote her first published hymn, Open Wide the Windows—the beginning of a long term collaboration with composer Charles Gabriel.
Also while in Illinois, she met fellow teacher and future husband James. They were married in Hoopeston in 1896. Their only child, William Duley Ogdon, was born in there in 1901.
Shortly thereafter, the young family moved to Toledo, Ohio, which James had come to know while working as a postal clerk for the Wabash Railroad.
The two of them taught Sunday school for the next quarter century at the Northwest Church of Christ.