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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 was born to J. Quinn. He was put in many orphanages as a child. He was bullied because he wasn't very big or able to fight back even though he tried. He ran away when he was very young and lived on his own. He was able to survive at 10 years old in a big city when Charles and Caroline showed up in Winoka. Albert came back to Walnut Grove with the family. He was then adopted by Charles and Caroline making MaryLauraCarrie and Grace his adopted siblings. In later episodes he became the adopted brother of James and Cassandra.


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.


Albert died of a sickness before he was able to marry however he did have a few short relationships.

In Dearest Albert I'll Miss You Albert becomes pen pals with a young lady. They both lie about their physical aberrance without the other one knowing. When Albert goes to visit her at her home he sees that she has been lying and has a wheel chair.

In Sylvia (Part One and Two) Albert becomes fond of a young girl named Sylvia who lives with her very strict father. They begin their relationship but unfortunately she is raped by a man with a mask. Doc Baker tells Albert and asks if the baby is his. He is very upset by this finding because he knows the baby is not his and he believes that Sylvia has been cheating on him. He sees her secretly because her father threatens to kill Albert if they are seen together. Albert and Sylvia secretly see each other and plan to run away. Albert lets people think that the baby is his. While they are planning to run away Sylvia hides out in an old barn. The masked man comes to find her again and this time she runs up a latter and falls. Albert finds her but unfortunately there was nothing anyone could do. She was dead.




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