Ingalls, Charles H.
Age: 20, credited to Lyndon, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 9/8/63, m/i 10/7/63, 3SGT, Co. M, 11th VT INF, red 6/8/64, pr SGT 10/25/64, Co. QMSG 6/17/65, tr to Co. D 6/23/65, red to SGT 7/24/65, m/o 8/25/65
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Birth: 12/23/1842, Lyndon, VT
Burial: Lyndon Center Cemetery, Lyndon, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 85502763
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)
Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career
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Lyndon Center Cemetery, Lyndon, VT
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Source: The Caledonian-Record, St. Johnsbury, VT, December 3, 1919
Charles Ingalls, whose death occurred last week at his home below Lyndon Center was the son of Charles and Candace Ayer Ingalls. He was born in this town in the home at Lyndon now occupied by Wells Quimby, Dec. 23, 1842, and in his long life of nearly 77 years, practically all spent in this town, has seen many of the changes and improvements that time has brought. After a common school education his first business venture was a grocery at Lyndon Center, in partnership with Austin Foss. He then for a short time ran a grocery store where H. L. Parker's shoe store is now located. At this time his parents were living in what is now Madam Bigelow's house, and Charles went to work in a tannery, located where Everett Clifford now lives. Eventually he formed a partnership with his brother, Alonzo Ingalls, which proved a life long partnership, and they bought the farm which has since been the home place, and also did a flourishing business in grain, feed and phosphate. Charles also formed another partnership which endured, and on Dec. 20, 1866, he married Miss Sarah L. Jones of St. Johnsbury, and this union proved a congenial one for 43 years. Mrs. Ingalls dying in Florida, April 16, 1909.
They had no children. Mr. Ingalls was a civil war veteran, enlisting in Co. M, of the 11th Vermont heavy artillery. A change in the lives of the Ingalls Brothers and sisters for the brothers married sisters came about in 1893, where they spent their first winter in Florida. From that time to this with one exception they have closed their house here and gone to Florida every year, and have acquired a valuable orange grove near Huntington. During his last illness Mr. Ingalls was not content until his brother and sister had packed up and got everything ready for their southern trip as he said he wished to start just as soon as he was able. Mr. Ingalls had never been well since the hardships of the civil war and had suffered much from rheumatism. The cause of his death was the general debility of old age and a very painful stomach trouble. This town has reason to regret the passing away of such an old and respected citizen, whose long, hard-working and useful life preserves the best New England traditions. Funeral services were held at his late home Wednesday, Nov. 26, conducted by the Rev. Robert Clark of Lyndon. The bearers were all Masons, and two of them, J. L. Gleason and E. L. Wells, Grand Army men ; the others were George Pierce, Edwin A. Daniels, Roger Ladd and Ralph Allen. The funeral cortège was escorted to the cemetery by the Masonic Lodge and their beautiful last rites were carried out at the grave.
Among the relatives and friends present at the funeral from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bishop, Miss S. L. Bishop and Everett Bishop, a Dartmouth student from Littleton, N. H., Mrs. C. J. Jones of St. Johnsbury; George Ingalls of Danville, Mrs. Foster Brown and son, Henry, Harry Davis and his sister, Mrs. Etta Phillips, Frank Pearl and Arthur Dunton from Sheffield.
Card of Thanks:
We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to our neighbors and friends for their kind assistance and beautiful flowers at the time of our sad bereavement, also to Crescent Lodge, No. 66 F. & A. M., and the Grand Army who provided the bearers for their brother and comrade, and delivered the very impressive Masonic burial service at the grave.
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Ingalls, and Mrs. Mary C. Ingalls.
Contributed by Cathy Hoyt.