Laura Ingalls Wilder. Kimberly Grigg Period 2. Introduction. Born: February 7, 1867 Pepin, Wisconsin Died: February 10,1957 Burial Place: Mansfield Cemetery in Mansfield Married: Almonzo Wilder on August 25, 1885
Rose Wilder Laura’s daughter
Laura and Almonzo
Laura Ingalls Wilder was a famous author who wrote about her life as a young child. When writing about her childhood she inspired children by telling about all the tough times she had. All the tough times she had written about proved to children that life was not always easy as a child.
Laura and her sisters when they were younger
Laura came from a family of adventures, her grandparents and parents were all pioneers. When she was little her family moved around a lot to different places. Laura had three sisters Mary Amelia Wilder the oldest, Grace Pearl Wilder the third born, and Caroline Celestia Ingalls the youngest. The last place Laura lived as a child was in De Smet South Dakota. The second year that she had lived in De Smet there was numerous blizzards.
Laura’s family and the rest of De Smet had been cut off from food, supplies, and growing their crops from December until May of the next year.
Laura and her family
When Laura was a teen she attended school whenever possible; but because of her families frequent moves Laura was mostly self taught. In 1882, when Laura was 15 she received her teaching certificate. For three years Laura had taught at a school 12 miles away from her home in De Smet, so she had boarded with a family near the school.
That’s when she met Almonzo Wilder. Almanzo had kindly offered to drive her home on the weekends on his horse and buggy .
Horse and a buggy
After Laura married Almonzo they had a son who died soon after birth. They also had a daughter named Rose. When Laura and Almonzo were married they moved several times. They were also a happy couple who stayed together until Almonzo's death on October 23, 1949. After Almonzo died Laura still continued writing her books. Laura wrote her books until she died; after she did die her daughter Rose continued to finish her last book that Laura had been working on.