Charles Edward Ringling , circus director in
Born 1863-12-02 in United States
dead 1926-12-03 in United States
, son of assistant director August Ringling and assistant director Marie Salomé Ringling .
Charles Edward Ringling (December 2, 1863 – December 3, 1926) was one of the Ringling brothers, who owned the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. He was in charge of production and greatly admired by the employees, who called him "Mr. Charlie" and sought his advice and help even for personal problems.
The winter retreat of Edith and Charles Ringling was built on Sarasota Bay in the Shell Beach subdivision platted in 1896 by Mary Louise and Charles N. Thompson. The Thompsons, associated with another circus, were instrumental in interesting members of the Ringling family about living in Sarasota.
Their retreat was completed in 1926, the year he died.
Included on the property was another gracious bay front home for their daughter, Hester, and her children. As well as being intended for large social gatherings and performances, the compound was designed to be completely self-sufficient, including staff quarters, farming, and livestock. The bay front homes are connected by a covered walkway that creates a transition between the two architectural styles. Within months of the completion of the construction, Charles died, but Edith Ringling
and their daughter, Hester Ringling,
continued to reside on the estate for many decades.
The structures on what came to be known internationally as the Edith Ringling
residence, and the Hester Ringling
Lancaster Sanford residence are listed on the National Register of Historic Places as part of a historic district that includes the retreat of Ellen and Ralph Caples, the retreat of Mable and John Ringling,
and the John Ringling
and Mable Ringling
Museum of Art, as well. The homes of Edith and Hester often were featured in magazines and periodicals because of their architecture, landscaping, and interior design. The civic, musical, theatrical, and social activities of the women were of interest to readers also.
Family Total: 2 children Hester Ringling. Born: ?. Dead: † ? Robert Ringling. Born: 1897-08-16. Dead: † 1950-01-03 Siblings Siblings through the father August Ringling (1826-1898): Ida Ringling Albert Ringling Augustus Ringling William Ringling Alfred Ringling Johan Ringling Henry Ringling
Charles Ringling s ancestral Ahnentafel:
Heinrich Ringling Born: 1826
Marie Juliar Born: 1833
Nicholas Juliar Born: 1798
Maria Etling Born: 1806-12-09