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|Birth Day:||January 10, 1836|
|Death Date:||Jun 8, 1902 (age 66)|
|Birth Place:||Cuba, United States|
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Father of author Laura Ingalls Wilder who wrote the popular Little House on the Prairie book series. He helped organize and was an active member of the Congregational Church in De Smet, South Dakota.
As per our current Database, Charles Ingalls died on Jun 8, 1902 (age 66).
He was the second of nine children and became an accomplished carpenter and farmer as a young man.
On February 1, 1860, Ingalls married a neighbor, the quiet and proper Caroline Lake Quiner. Together, they had five children: Mary Amelia, Laura Elizabeth, Caroline Celestia (Carrie), Charles Frederick (Freddie), who died in infancy, and Grace Pearl.
For his entire life, Ingalls had a strong case of "wanderlust". He is quoted by his daughter, Laura Ingalls Wilder, in her Little House series of books as saying: "My wandering foot gets to itching". From their original home in the woods of Wisconsin, Ingalls moved his family to Indian Territory in southeastern Kansas, then back to Wisconsin, Burr Oak, Iowa and from there to southern Minnesota. Presented with an opportunity to work for a railroad in Dakota Territory, he longed to move yet again, as the family was struggling financially in Minnesota. Charles moved to Dakota Territory in 1879, took a job with the Chicago and North Western Railroad, and filed for a homestead in Brookings, Dakota Territory, on February 19, 1880.
After promising his wife, Caroline, that the family would finally settle in one place, it was in 1879 that Ingalls decided to stay in De Smet, Dakota Territory following their move from Minnesota. The first winter after arriving in De Smet, the family lived in what was known as the surveyor's house. Following the first winter, Ingalls decided to try farming in the area of Silver Lake, outside town. A few years later, he had "proved up" his claim and sold the farm, choosing to move back into De Smet and build a home on Third Street. Construction on the house began in 1887 and was completed in 1889. It was in this house that Ingalls, along with his wife and daughter Mary, lived out the rest of his days. In 1880, Ingalls opened a general goods store. The business closed in 1881. A respected citizen of De Smet, Ingalls held various elected positions in the town, including Justice of the Peace and deputy sheriff.
Ingalls helped found, build, and was an active member of the First Congregational Church in De Smet. The first service was held in the new church building on August 30, 1882. Ingalls and his wife, along with oldest daughter Mary, were among the church's eight original charter members.
Charles Ingalls died on June 8, 1902 at the age of 66. A Freemason, Ingalls was given Masonic rites at his funeral. He is buried at De Smet Cemetery alongside his wife, Caroline, his daughters Mary, Carrie, and Grace, as well as his infant grandson who died at 12 days old, the child of daughter Laura and son-in-law Almanzo Wilder.
Charles was married to Caroline Ingalls from 1860 to 1902 with whom he had daughter Laura.
|#1||George Whiting Ingalls||Brother||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|#2||"baby boy" Ingalls||Brother||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|#4||Grace Ingalls||Daughter||$1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.)||N/A||64||Celebrity Family Member|
|#5||Carrie Ingalls||Daughter||$1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.)||N/A||75||Celebrity Family Member|
|#6||Laura Ingalls Wilder||Daughter||$1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.)||N/A||90||Autobiographer|
|#7||Mary Ingalls||Daughter||$1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.)||N/A||63||Celebrity Family Member|
|#8||Rose Wilder Lane||Granddaughter||$1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.)||N/A||81||Journalist|
|#9||Laura Louise Colby Ingalls||Mother||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|#10||Ruby Celestia Ingalls||Sister||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|#11||Laura Ladocia Ingalls||Sister||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|#12||Charles Frederick Ingalls||Son||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|#13||Caroline Ingalls||Spouse||$1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.)||N/A||84||Celebrity Family Member|
Currently, Charles Ingalls is 185 years, 6 months and 14 days old. Charles Ingalls will celebrate 186th birthday on a Monday 10th of January 2022. Below we countdown to Charles Ingalls upcoming birthday.