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FREDERICK W. INGALLS, M.D., eldest son of Rev. Wilson Ingalls, was born in Glenville, Schenectady Co., N.Y., Feb. 9, 1840. He has three brothers,—Dr. J.E.V. Ingalls, dentist, Washington, D.C.; Rev. E.C. Ingalls; and R.K. Ingalls, a lawyer in New York City. He received his early education, intending to lead a professional life. For three years he studied medicine with D.O.K. Strong, M.D., of Owasco, Cayuga Co., N.Y., and for two years was under the direction of Prof. John C. Sanders, M.D., of Cleveland, Ohio, excepting a period of three months, during which time he was acting assistant surgeon in general hospital No. 7, Louisville, Ky. He attended lectures at Cleveland, and was graduated from the homœopathic college of that city in the spring of 1863.
Dr. Ingalls commenced practice in Kingston May 5th of the same year, and was the second physician to prescribe homœopathically in that place. There are in 1880 six resident practitioners of the new school, showing the cause has been gaining ground steadily, and that it has not been prejudiced by its early exponents. The ability in practice manifested by Dr. Ingalls, resulting in the successful treatment of disease in its various forms, has caused his practice to become large and valuable, and he ranks among the most skillful practitioners of medicine along the Hudson River. He was elected a member of the American Institute of Homœopathy in 1867, of the State society in 1869, and as censor of the same association for the southern district in 1872. He has been for many years a member of the Ulster County Homœopathic Medical Society. He became a member of the Medical Council of Margarettsville (now Middletown) Retreat for the Insane in 1869.
Aside from his profession, Dr. Ingalls is interested in many local enterprises; is a trustee of the Kingston Building Company, a director and vice-president of the Kingston National Bank, and a trustee and first vice-president of Kingston Savings-Bank.
He is a member of Kingston Lodge, No. 10, and Past Master of the same, a member of Mount Horeb Chapter, No. 75, of Hudson River Council, No. 21, of Rondout Commandery, No. 52, and Consistory of New York City. He married, May 18, 1870, Miss Henrietta, only daughter of Peter J. Du Bois, of Kingston, by whom he has two sons,—Frederic Du Bois and Orlando Du Bois.