A son of the west and a practical product of Nez Perces County, the young man whose name heads this article is one who has labored faithfully here in the work of development and is one of the substantial and enterprising farmers and fruit men of the vicinity of Genesee, his farm of eighty acres being located five miles south from that town, where also he rents between two and three hundred acres besides, which he farms to the cereals, raising also some stock.

Charles S. was born in Ada County, Idaho, on June 23, 1876, being the son of William A. and Malinda (Voding) Ingle, natives respectively of Arkansas and Missouri. The parents came west and permanently located in Nez Perces County where they are living now, and here our subject received his early education in the district schools, later attending the Genesee schools and the Lewiston high school, where he graduated in 1897.

After school days were over, Mr. Ingle went to farming, leasing a piece of land and in 1899 ne leased two hundred and thirty-five acres, which he still works. In addition to his general farming, he raises some horses, cattle and hogs and last year he marketed eight hundred boxes of apples besides much plums, prunes, apricots, and cherries as well as small fruits.

In 1899 occurred the happy event of the marriage of Mr. Ingle and Miss Matilda, daughter of Jacob and Mattie (Toskey) Tonning, who lived in Genesee. Our subject has the following brothers and sisters: Maud L., married to J. F. Willows and living in Nez Perces County; Thomas E., Bonnie, Minnie and Iva. Mr. and Mrs. Ingle are members of the United Artisans and Mrs. Ingle is a member of the English Lutheran Church. In politics, Mr. Ingle is a Democrat and always takes the interest that becomes an intelligent citizen in the affairs of government. He has been elected to the important office of justice of the peace for two terms and his faithful service gives general satisfaction. Mr. Ingle is a man of ability and vigor and is dominated with a high order of wisdom and honor and is well liked among his fellows.

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Source: An Illustrated History of Northern Idaho, Embracing Nez Perce, Idaho, Latah, Kootenai and Shoshone Counties, Western Historical Publishing Company, 1903