Laura Elizabeth Ingalls Wilder



Laura Elizabeth Ingalls was born on February 7, 1867, in Pepin, Wisconsin. In De Smet, South Dakota she met and married Almanzo James Wilder.

When Laura was teaching school twelve miles away when she was only sixteen,
Almanzo came and took her back and forth each weekend behind the Morgan horses
Laura loved so much - Prince and Lady. After courting for two and one half years,
they were married on August 25, 1885, with the bride wearing black.
In De Smet, on December 5, Rose 1886 was born.
In August 1889, Laura had a baby boy who died shortly after.

After publishing many articles locally, Laura began to work on her memoirs, in a manuscript entitled Pioneer Girl.
The concept of this book, which was essentially the whole series in one, lead to the start of the Little House series,
 which was published by Harper and Brothers (now known as Harper Collins) children's department in 1932, when Laura was 65 years old.

Laura died on February 10, 1957 at her Rocky Ridge Farm in Mansfield, Missouri
the last surviving member of her pioneering Ingalls family.
I always enjoyed to read Lauras books. The history of the american pioneers
seemed to be more seizable through her words.


 Laura Elizabeth Ingalls Wilder Photos

 Here are some interesting photos of Laura and her family. Photos by courtesy of  Laura Ingalls Wilder Home Association, Mansfield, Missouri

From left to right:  Carrie, Mary and Laura (14)

Laura age 33

Laura and Almanzo

The Ingalls family
Seated from left: Ma (Caroline), Pa (Charles), Mary
Standing from left: Carrie, Laura, Grace
Image taken from Laura Ingalls Wilder Country: The People and Places in Laura Ingalls Wilder's life and Books, by William Anderson

Rose as kid. Daughter of Laura and Almanzo

Rose Wilder Lane as adult

Rose Wilder Lane (December 5, 1886, De Smet, Dakota Territory October 30, 1968, Danbury, Connecticut)  was an American journalist, travel writer, novelist, and political theorist


Laura Elizabeth Ingalls Wilder Links

 Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Homes

USA People Search Laura Ingalls Wilder  

Laura Ingalls Wilder at Wikipedia

Rose Wilder Lane at Wikipedia


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