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Charles Phillip Ingalls, also known as Charles Ingalls, was an American carpenter and farmer.
Charles Ingalls is well-known as the father of Laura Ingalls Wilder, the author of the 'Little House' series. Ingalls is portrayed in the novels and the television series as the character Pa.
Continue reading the article to know more about this famous person who hails from Cuba. This article comprises every detail about Charles Ingalls, including his net worth, career, early life, and hobbies.
Charles Ingalls had an estimated net worth of $9 million.
The yearly earnings of Charles Ingalls are not known.
Charles Howell was 5 ft 9 in (175.26 cm) tall.
Charles Ingalls was 66 years old when he died on June 8, 1902.
Charles Ingalls was born in New York on January 10, 1836. His parents were Lansford Whiting and Laura Louise Ingalls. Charles Ingalls had two siblings named Peter and Polly. In 'Little House in the Big Woods' by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Ingalls' parents appear as Grandpa and Grandma.
Margaret Delano, Ingalls' paternal grandmother, was a descendant of Mayflower passenger Richard Warren, a member of the New York Delano family, and an ancestor of the US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In 1840, when Ingalls was a little child, his family relocated from New York to Campton Township.
While growing up, Charles Ingalls became an accomplished carpenter, hunter-trapper, and farmer.
In 1860, Charles Ingalls married his neighbor Caroline Lake Quiner, who was later known as Caroline Ingalls. They lived together in De Smet, South Dakota.
The couple had five children named Mary Amelia, Laura Elizabeth, Caroline Celestia, Charles Frederick, and Grace Pearl. Ingalls was also the adopted father of Cassandra Cooper, James, and Albert Quinn.
As recounted in the 'Little House' series by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Ingalls was a wanderlust throughout his life. Ingalls relocated with his family from their initial home in the Wisconsin forests to Indian Territory in southeast Kansas, then back to Wisconsin, Burr Oak, Iowa, and finally to southern Minnesota. After getting a chance to work on a railroad in Dakota Territory, he yearned to leave Minnesota as his family was suffering financially. Charles came to Dakota Territory in 1879, accepted employment with the Chicago and North Western Railroad, and in February 1880, applied for a homestead in Brookings, Dakota Territory.
Ingalls promised his wife that they would finally settle in one place. Thus, opted to remain in De Smet, South Dakota, in 1879, after the family's relocation from Minnesota. The family spent their first winter in De Smet, South Dakota, at the surveyor's home. After the first winter, Ingalls decided to try farming in the Silver Lake region. A few years later, he decided to sell the farm and return to De Smet to construct a house on Third Street. Ingalls, his wife, and daughter, Mary, lived there for the rest of their lives. In 1880, Ingalls established a general merchandise business. The company shut down in 1881. Ingalls, a well-respected resident of De Smet, was elected for a number of roles, including Justice of the Peace and deputy sheriff.
Charles Ingalls was an enthusiastic member of the First Congregational Church in De Smet, which he helped establish and construct. In August 1882, the inaugural service was performed in the new church building. Ingalls, his wife, and their eldest daughter, Mary, were among the church's eight founding members.
Charles Ingalls enjoyed music and literature, and he also played violin.
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