Thursday, January 4, 2024

Randy's Cousins -- 5th Cousin 3x Removed Author Laura Elizabeth (Ingalls) Wilder (1867-1957) - a Noted Author

This week's famous cousin is Laura Elizabeth (Ingalls) Wilder (1867-1957). the author.  Here is the FamilySearch Family Tree Brief Life History biography:

When Laura Elizabeth Ingalls was born on 7 February 1867, in Pepin, Pepin, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Charles Phillip Ingalls, was 31 and her mother, Caroline Lake Quiner, was 27. She married Almanzo James Wilder on 25 August 1885, in De Smet Township, Kingsbury, Dakota Territory, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in De Smet, Kingsbury, Dakota Territory, United States in 1880 and Pleasant Valley Township, Wright, Missouri, United States for about 30 years. She died on 10 February 1957, in Mansfield, Wright, Missouri, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Mansfield Cemetery, Pleasant Valley Township, Wright, Missouri, United States.

Her Wikipedia entry is here. She was an American writer. The Little House on the Prairie series of children's books, published between 1932 and 1943, were based on her childhood in a settler and pioneer family.

The FamilySearch Family Tree indicates that I am her 5th cousin three times removed. Here is the closest relationship path:

My most recent common ancestors with cousin Laura Elizabeth (Ingalls) Wilder are my 7th great-grandparents Ezekiel Worthen (1672-1755) and  Abigail Carter (1685-1752).

My grandkids will be thrilled, I think.  I am!  My mother would have been too.

Are you related to Laura Elizabeth (Ingalls) Wilder?  Check it out on FamilySearch Family Tree by clicking the "View Relationship" link at the top of the page.  Note that you have to be a profile connected to the FamilySearch Family Tree in order for this to work.


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