Charles Phillip Ingalls


Charles Phillip Ingalls Famous memorial

Cuba, Allegany County, New York, USA
Death 8 Jun 1902 (aged 66)
De Smet, Kingsbury County, South Dakota, USA
Burial De Smet, Kingsbury County, South Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 3950 View Source

Literary Figure. His daughter Laura Ingalls Wilder immortalized him and the rest of her family in the popular ‘Little House' series of books. Born the fourth of eleven children in Cuba, New York, when he was 12 his family moved to Illinois, and then to Wisconsin. He married Caroline Lake Quiner in February of 1860 and with her, headed west in what would become a long string of moves which indulged his wanderlust, his dislike of large towns, and the prevailing job opportunities. The young family moved from Wisconsin, to Kansas, back to Wisconsin, to Minnesota, to Iowa, back to Minnesota, and finally to Dakota Territory in 1879 where, among other occupations, he was appointed Justice of the Peace of De Smet. The Ingalls' had five children; Mary, Laura, Carrie, Charles Frederick, and Grace. Ingalls died in his home at the age of 66 after an illness of several weeks led to heart failure.

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  • Added: 9 Nov 1998
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Phillip Ingalls (10 Jan 1836–8 Jun 1902), Find a Grave Memorial ID 3950, citing De Smet Cemetery, De Smet, Kingsbury County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .