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Ingalls Family History
Charles Phillip Ingalls
Born: January 10, 1836, Cuba, New York.
Died: June 8, 1902, De Smet, South Dakota.
Age: 66, buried in De Smet.
He was 52 years old when he built the Ingalls home.
Caroline Lake Quiner Ingalls
Born: December 12, 1839, Brookfield, Wisconsin.
Died: April 20, 1924, De Smet, South Dakota.
Charles and Caroline were married on February 1, 1860 in Concord, Wisconsin
Married 42 years, 5 children were born to this union.
Mary Amelia Ingalls
Born: January 10, 1865, Pepin, Wisconsin.
Died: October 17, 1928, Keystone, South Dakota
Age: 63, buried in De Smet, South Dakota.
Mary became blind at age 14. She graduated from the Iowa College for the Blind, Vinton, Iowa on June 12, 1889. Never married, no children.
Laura Elizabeth Ingalls Wilder
Born: February 7, 1867, Pepin, Wisconsin.
Died: February 10, 1957, Mansfield, Missouri.
Age: 90, buried in Mansfield, Missouri.
Laura and Almanzo were married on Brown's Hill, De Smet, South Dakota on August 25, 1885, and were married 64 years. One son, died in infancy and one daughter, Rose Wilder Lane.
Almanzo James Wilder
Born: February 13, 1857, Malone, New York
Died: October 23, 1949 in Mansfield, Missouri.
Age: 92, buried in Mansfield, Missouri.
Caroline (Carrie) Celestia Ingalls Swanzey
Born: August 3, 1870, near Independence, Kansas.
Died: June 2, 1946, at Keystone, South Dakota.
Age: 76, buried in De Smet.
Carrie married David N. Swanzey (1854-1938) at the age of 42 on August 1, 1912 in Keystone, South Dakota and were married 26 years.Two step-children, Mary and Harold.
Charles Frederick Ingalls
Born: November 1, 1875, Walnut Grove, Minnesota.
Died: August 27, 1876, buried in South Troy, Minnesota.
Age: 9 months.
Grace Pearl Ingalls Dow
Born: May 23, 1877 in Burr Oak, Iowa.
Died: November 10, 1941 at Manchester, South Dakota.
Age: 64, buried in De Smet, South Dakota.
Grace married Nathan William Dow at the Ingalls home in De Smet, October 16, 1901. They were married 40 years, with no children. Nate Dow's (1858-1943) nephew was Harvey Dunn, famous prairie artist.
Rose Wilder Lane
Born: December 5, 1886 in De Smet, South Dakota.
Died; October 30, 1968 in Danbury, Connecticut.
Age: 81, buried in Mansfield, Missouri.
Rose married Claire Gillette Lane on March 24, 1909 in San Francisco, California. They divorced in 1918 after 9 years of marriage. No children.