Continuing with last week's grave post, this gravestone can be found in the Ingersoll Rural Cemetery. Charles Fortescue Ingersoll was the younger brother of Laura Ingersoll Secord. He was one of the founding families of the town of Ingersoll which he named after his father who brought the family to Upper Canada from Great Barrington, Massachusetts in 1793.
Charles was a busy man, working with his brother James at building a sawmill, gristmill, potash plant, and distillery. He also served as postmaster at the general store he started. In 1824 he would be elected to the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada and then again in 1830.
A year later, while still in office, Charles died of cholera leaving his wife, Maria. They had children, but I haven't found any sources saying how many. Charles himself was one of many siblings as his father had married three times and had four daughters with his first wife, Elizabeth (the eldest being Laura) and seven more children with his third wife, Sarah (the eldest being Charles).
The family were re-interred from the Episcopal Church Cemetery in 1888
Due to the shared history, (and probably to coincide as part of the War of 1812 commemorations) in 2012 the town of Ingersoll was twinned with the town of Great Barrington.