Death and Remembrance


Ingersoll died of heart failure on July 21, 1899, at Walston, his son-in-law's palatial home in Dobbs Ferry-on-Hudson, New York. He was 65 years old. The building still stands, but it has been converted to condominiums. It is not open to the public and bears no memorial to Ingersoll.

Ingersoll was buried with military honors in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., His grave marker can still be seen today in Section 3, Grave 1620. Click here to visit the Ingersoll information page on Arlington Cemetery's unofficial companion site.


Dobbs Ferry-on-Hudson Then

"Walston," Dobbs Ferry-on-Hudson, New York. The house as it looked in Ingersoll's time.
Dobbs Ferry-on-Hudson Today

"Walston," Dobbs Ferry-on-Hudson, New York. The house still stands today.

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Walston Porch

This is the porch where Ingersoll sat pleasantly only an hour before he died, surrounded by family members.

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Arlington Gravestone

Ingersoll was buried beneath this monument in Arlington National Cemetery.

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