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Albert Quinn Ingalls
Biographical information


Ethnic group


Eye color


Hair color

Dark Brown


J. Quinn (biological father - deceased)
Charles Ingalls (adoptive father)
Caroline Ingalls (adoptive mother)
Mary Ingalls Kendall (adoptive sister)
Laura Ingalls Wilder (adoptive sister)
Carrie Ingalls (adoptive sister)
Charles Ingalls Jr. (adoptive brother - deceased)
Grace Ingalls (adoptive sister)
James Cooper Ingalls (adoptive brother)
Cassandra Cooper Ingalls (adoptive sister)
Adam Kendall Jr. (adoptive nephew - deceased)
Rose Wilder (adoptive niece)

Behind the scenes
First appearance

501: As Long As We're Together, part 1


Matthew Laborteaux



Albert Quinn Ingalls is the adopted son of Charles and Caroline Ingalls. He was introduced to the Ingalls family when Laura caught him stealing newspapers and money from the hotel where her family worked in Winoka when he was 10 years old. Charles let him go after returning the money and papers. But later, he caught him stealing a lantern from a store, and chased him to where he was living underneath some stairs. He didn't want to be caught as he didn't want to live in an orphanage again, but he needed to steal to survive.

Albert was later invited to Mary's birthday party where he was introduced to the rest of the Ingalls and the other guests as a friend of Charles. When the time came for the Ingalls to leave Winoka, he came with them back to Walnut Grove. But times were rough for him. He ran away several times, once because Laura was jealous of him. After searching for his birth father for a family tree project at school, Charles adopted him as his son.

During his teenage years, Albert went through many romantic relationships. His first real relationship was with a teenage girl called Sylvia Webb. Unfortunatly their relationship was short lived. Sylvia had been raped and impregnated by the town's blacksmith Irv Hartwig. At first, Albert was thought to have fathered Sylvia's unborn child, thanks to rumours spread by Harriet Oleson. Sadly, Sylvia suffered mortal injury when she fell off a ladder trying to evade Hartwig, who tried to assault her a second time.

Some time later when Charles decides to move out of Walnut Grove he and the family left the town.

But when Albert moved to Burr Oak, Iowa, Charles was told by the police that he had started stealing again. He was brought back home and the family found out he was addicted to morphine. After he was off of it, he decided to go to medical school to become a doctor. He planned to go to college, But he became severely ill and was sent to the hospital.

Once diagnosed, Albert decided to leave the hospital and return to Walnut Grove to spend the final months of his life, where Charles was giving a speech on crop sharing. Laura and a severely ill Albert followed a group of students up a mountain where they have shared fond memories of their past.




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