Research into historical documentation of the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder has been a hobby (my husband would call it a "passion") of mine for many years. While doing genealogical research on my own family at the National Archives, I was unexpectedly led to an 1880 Federal Census page from the Dakota Territory (later to become North and South Dakota) and was startled to find the family of Charles and Caroline Ingalls among the names listed before me.

Up to that time, I had not read Laura's books and rarely watched TV's "Little House on the Prairie." Until this historical "revelation," I had not realized that the Ingalls were real people. My intrigue with this fact took me back to my local library where I consumed all nine of Laura's juvenile "fiction" in short order. Inspired by her clear portrait of pioneer life, I began looking for biographical information about the author of these captivating stories of American history. Unlike today - when there are literally dozens of biographies about Laura Ingalls Wilder - very little information was available at that time. So, I decided to start my search for facts about the Ingalls and Wilder families in the documents that had "gotten me hooked" in the first place - census records.

Upon inspection of the census pages, I suddenly realized that there were several discrepancies between data found there and what Laura had written in her books. For example: The 1880 census gave Carrie's birthplace as Kansas, but she appears as "baby Carrie" in Laura's first book, "Little House in the Big Woods," which is set in Wisconsin and takes place *before* the Ingalls moved to Kansas (the setting of Laura's third book, "Little House on the Prairie"). Similarly, the 1860 census for Malone, New York, (when Almanzo was only a year old) mentions a "Laura A. Wilder - age 16. There was no mention of a *sister* named Laura in "Farmer Boy" - Laura Ingalls Wilder's biography of a year of her husband's life as a child in upstate New York.

As I began to read the stream of new books about Laura that continued to appear in my book catalogs, I realized that my census research revealed some things about which no one has yet written. For examples: In the 1860 census, taken six months after Charles and Caroline's Feb 1 marriage, Caroline was listed as one of 12 individuals in the "Lansford Ingles" household. Caroline was not listed with Charles or as being married.

No writer has yet mentioned the presence of Rose Wilder Lane in the 1910 census (taken 16 Apr) of Wright County, Missouri, with Almanzo and Laura. It is now known that Rose, who had been married the previous year in San Francisco, lost a baby son about 1910. Rose was not listed in the census by her married name, even though for 50 years after her 1918 divorce, she continued to use the name Rose Wilder Lane. Certainly there could be speculation about the timing of her visit with her parents at Rocky Ridge Farm and the birth of her baby. There are many mysteries still waiting to be solved!

With the question always before me, "Why would Laura change historical information?", I began writing to Little House museums and sending for additional information. I learned about The Ingalls' year (Fall 1876 - Fall 1877) in Burr Oak, Iowa, which although was not "frozen in time" with a census page as stays in Wisconsin, Kansas and the Dakota Territory had been, was never-the-less alluded to under the birthplace column next to Grace's name. There are *no* such hints about the Ingalls family's approximate 15 month stay in Chariton County, Missouri, (1868-1869) on the way to Kansas. (My thanks to *other* researchers for ferreting out this and much other information.)

What follows - as with all genealogy - is nowhere near complete. Many books and other genealogical sources - often with conflicting information - were consulted. Please accept my apologies if I chose an incorrect source! I welcome those of you with family surnames mentioned below to contact me if you have additional names or updated information. You are welcome to "use" the information on this page as long as you: 1) give me credit and 2) realize that there are undoubtedly some inaccuracies. (This is my "disclaimer")


If you would like to learn lots more about the "real" Laura, check out: Laura Ingalls Wilder - Frontier Girl and The Definitive Laura Ingalls Wilder Pages. Thanks for stopping by!

PLEASE NOTE: Although there are many new ways of displaying family relationships using computer programs and internet links, *my* favorite method is still as a large single chart. Unfortunately, this type of wide overview is not feasible for viewing on a computer monitor. Here, I have tried to group names to make the family relationships easier to "visualize." Using such a "family tree" has helped me understand who individual characters were as Laura introduced them into her books. When an event place is given, I usually only provide the county - not the city where the event took place. Researchers will recognize that I did this because most birth, death and marriage records are archived in county government offices.

My special thanks to Rebecca Irby, Mike Butterfield, Beth Ingalls, Jaqueline Ingalls, David Fleming, and Br. Aaron Raverty for providing additional names and/or dates to those I already had. (Updated 3 Aug 1999)

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The Family of ALMANZO JAMES WILDER (1859-1949)

ALMANZO JAMES WILDER, b. 13 Feb 1857, Malone (Franklin Co.) NY; d. 23 Oct 1949, Mansfield (Wright Co.) MO;
                      m. 25 Aug 1885 in De Smet (Kingsbury Co) Dakota Terr. to Laura Elizabeth Ingalls
               children: ROSE WILDER, b. 5 Dec.1886 (Kingsbury Co.) Dakota Terr.
                                      d. 30 Oct 1968 Danbury (Fairfield Co) CT
                                      m. 24 Mar 1909 Claire Gillette Lane (b. 1887); div. 1918
                               children: BABY BOY LANE, b. & d. ca 1910
                         BABY BOY WILDER, b. & d. Aug 1889

Almanzo's Siblings:
LAURA ANN WILDER, b. 15 Jun 1844; d. 1899; m. 1874 to Harrison Lomanzo HOWARD
 children: Kearny Howard (step-child), b. ca 1869
           ANGELINA ESTHER HOWARD, b. 1876, d. 1964;  m. 1897 to Fred MERRITT
            children: RALPH MERRITT
                      ETHEL MERRITT
                      HOWARD MERRITT
           HARRISON J. HOWARD, b. 1878, d. 1918
           JOSEPHINE HOWARD, b. 1880, d. 1918, m. William WALKER
           RALPH WALDO HOWARD, b. 1881, d. 1934, m. Estelle C. (?)

ROYAL GOULD WILDER, b. 20 Feb 1847, NY; d. 1925; m. 1893 to Mrs. Electa Averill HUTCHINSON
 children: Ethel Hutchinson (step-child), d. 1905; m. Willard Stevens (d. 1928)
           Clyde Hutchinson (step-child) m. Edna Baily
           Rae Hutchinson (step-child) m. Bertha Luedtke (d. 1910)
           Mae Hutchinson (step-child) m. in 1912 to George Pooler
           ANGELINE BERNICE WILDER, b. 1894, d. 1957; m. 1st in 1917 Arlow LAGING; m. 2nd in 1929 George Granger
           BABY GIRL WILDER, stillborn 1897
           SUSAN E. WILDER, b. 1898, d. 1899

ELIZA JANE WILDER, b. 3 Jan 1850, NY; d. 1930, LA; m. 1st in 1893 to Thomas Jefferson THAYER, m. 2nd in 1904 to Maxwell GORDON
 children: WALCOTT WILDER THAYER, b. 15 Jun 1894, d. 1965; m. 18 Mar 1918 to Frances COCKRELL (1899 - 1969)
            children: WALTER WILDER THAYER (1921 - 1990) m. Elaine DITCH
                       children: CYNTHIA THAYER
                                 WALTER THAYER
                      FRANCIS GERVAISE THAYER (1922 - 1998) 
                       children: THOMAS THAYER
                                 LARRY THAYER
                      BETTIE MAE THAYER (1925 LA - 2004 CA) m. to Raymond G HUEY (1919 - 1998)
                       children: RAYMOND G HUEY
                                 DAVID HUEY
                                 JO ANN HUEY
                                 DONALD HUEY
                      THOMAS JUDSON THAYER (1928 - 2007) m. Virginia Raggio 

ALICE M. WILDER, b. 3 Sep 1853, NY; d. 1892, FL; m. in 1879 to Albert A. BALDWIN (1848-1905)
 children: MYRTLE BALDWIN, b. 1880, d. 1945; m. John R. BROWN
           LELAND EDWARD BALDWIN, b. 1884, d. 1913


PERLEY DAY WILDER, b. 13 Jun 1869, NY; d. 1934, LA; m. in 1897 to Elsie Lillian MERRITT (1879-1948)
 children: JAMES WILDER, b. 1903; m. Thelma GRICOURT
           GLADYS WILDER, b. 1905
           HAROLD WILDER, b. 1909
           PERLEY WILDER, JR., b. 1912, d. 1977; m. 1st Ethel SMITH, m. 2nd Dolores MOORE
           DOROTHY WILDER, b. 1914, d. 1966; m. Carl PITTMAN
           JOHN WILDER, b. 1916, d. 1916

Almanzo's Parents: JAMES MASON WILDER, b. 26 Jan 1813, VT; d. Feb 1899, Mermentau (Acadia Co.) LA
                    m. on 6 Aug 1843, ANGELINA ALBINA DAY, b. 1821, d. 1905

Almanzo's Grandparents: ABEL WILDER, b. ca 1784, d. 1849
                          m. HANNAH PAYNE, b. 1790, d. 1842
                             JUSTIN DAY, II, b. 1790, d. 1861
                          m. DIADEMA BATEMAN, b. 1794, d. 1868

Almanzo's Great-Grandparents: DANIEL WILDER, b. 1764, d. 1851
                                 m. MARY POLLY GOULD, b. 1765, d. 1828
                                    THOMAS PAYNE
                                 m. SARAH STEWART MASON
                                    JUSTIN DAY, I

Almanzo's Paternal Aunts & Uncles: ROYAL GOULD WILDER, b. 1809, d. 1815
                   THOMAS PAINE WILDER, b. 1811
                   [JAMES MASON WILDER, b. 1813] Almanzo's father
                   HANNAH PAINE WILDER, b. 1814, d. 1891
                   ROYAL GOULD WILDER (Rev.), b. 1816, d. 1887; m. Eliza Jane SMITH
                    children: ROBERT WILDER
                              GRACE WILDER
                              WILLIAM WILDER
                              EDWARD WILDER
                              MARY JANE WILDER
                   PHEBE WILDER, b. 1821, d. 1890; m. Joseph C. LAMSON
                    children: CHESTER LAMSON, b. 1854, d. 1934; m. Catherine McDONOUGH
                               children:  MABEL LAMSON, b. 1888, d. 1982
                              CHARLES LAMSON
                              GUSSIE LAMSON
                              BABY GIRL LAMSON
                   POLLY MARIA WILDER, b. 1824, d. 1851
                   WILLIAM WILDER, b. 1828, d. 1909
                   SARAH CHARLOTTE WILDER, b. 1830, d. 1892; m. Andrew DAY
                    children: CARRIE MAY DAY, b. 1856, d. 1898; m. Orville EVERETT
                               children: FRANCES EVERETT, m. (?) SMITH
                                          children: DOROTHY BELLE SMITH
                              ELMER A. DAY, b. 1862, d. 1947; m. Mary MacMASTER (1864-1945)
                              WILLARD R. DAY, b. 1858, d. 1891; m. Emma HUBBARD
                              GRACE DAY, b. 1864, d. 1894; m. Grant COLLINS

Almanzo's Maternal
Aunts & Uncles: LAURA DAY, b. 1819
                   DELIA DAY, b. 1824
                   [ANGELINA ALBINA DAY, b. 1821] Almanzo's mother
                   CELINDA A. DAY, b. 1826
                   ANDREW DAY, b. 1828; m. SARAH CHARLOTTE WILDER (see Almanzo's paternal aunts & uncles)
                   JOHN WESLEY DAY, b. 1829, d. 1907; m. to Alcesta (Lindy?) ?
                    children:  FRED DAY
                               FRANK DAY
                               ALBERT DAY
                               WILTON DAY
                   GEORGE W. DAY, b. 1831, d. 1873

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The Family of LAURA ELIZABETH INGALLS (1867-1957)

LAURA ELIZABETH INGALLS, b. 7 Feb 1867, (Pepin Co) WI; d. 10 Feb 1957, Mansfield (Wright Co) MO
                         m. 25 Aug 1885 in De Smet (Kingsbury Co) Dakota Terr. to ALMANZO JAMES WILDER
                  children: ROSE WILDER, b. 5 Dec.1886 (Kingsbury Co.) Dakota Territory
                                         d. 30 Oct 1968 Danbury (Fairfield Co) CT
                                         m. 24 Mar 1909 Claire Gillette Lane (b. 1887); div. 1918
                                  children: BABY BOY LANE, b. & d. ca 1910
                            BABY BOY WILDER, b. & d. Aug 1889

Laura's Siblings:
MARY AMELIA INGALLS, b. 10 Jan 1865 (Pepin Co) WI, d. 17 Oct 1928 (Pennington Co) SD


CAROLINE CELESTIA INGALLS, b. 3 Aug 1870 (Montgomery Co) KS, d. 2 Jun 1946 (Pennington Co) SD
                           m. 1 Aug 1912 to David SWANZEY (1854-1938)
 step-children: Mary Swanzey, b. 1904; m. Monroe Harris
                 15 children
                Harold Swanzey, b. 1908, d. 1936

CHARLES FREDERIC INGALLS, b. 1 Nov 1875 (Redwood Co) MN, d. 27 Aug 1876 (Wabasha Co) MN

GRACE PEARL INGALLS, b. 23 May 1877 (Winneshiek Co) IA, d. 10 Nov 1941 (Kingsbury Co) SD
                     m. 16 Oct 1901 to Nathan William DOW (1859-1943)

Laura's Parents: CHARLES PHILLIP INGALLS, b. 10 Jan 1836, Cuba Twp (Allegheny Co) NY; d. 8 Jun 1902, De Smet, SD
                                                 m. on 1 Feb 1860 in Concord (Jefferson Co) WI
                 to CAROLINE LAKE QUINER, b. 12 Dec 1839, (Milwaukee Co) WI; d. 20 Apr 1923, De Smet, SD

Laura's Grandparents:  LANSFORD WHITING INGALLS, b. 1812, d. 1896; m. 1832 in Holland, NY
                        to LAURA LOUISE COLBY, b. 1810, d. 1883.
                           HENRY NEWTON QUINER, b. 1807, d. 1844 (drowned) m. on 2 Apr 1831 in (New Haven, Conn.)
                        to CHARLOTTE WALLIS TUCKER, b. 25 May 1809, d. 1884; Charlotte m. 2nd, Frederick M. HOLBROOK

Laura's Great-Grandparents: WILLIAM QUINER, b. 1773, d. 1831; m. 
                              to MARGARET DOER
                                 LOUIS TUCKER
                              to MARTHA MORSE, b. 1773 in Scotland, d. 1862
                                 SAMUEL INGALLS, b. 1771, d. 1841; m. in 1793 in Canada
                              to MARGARET DELANO, b. 1773, d. 1837
                                 NATHAN COLBY, b. 1778; m. on 25 Jan 1801 in Corinth (Orange Co.) VT to
                              to EUNICE BLOOD, b. 1782; d. 1862 in N. Cuba, NY;

Laura's Great-Great-Grandparents: JONATHAN INGALLS, b. 1750; d. 1834; m. 1769
                                      to MARTHA JANE LOCKE, b. 1753, Grafton, NH; d. 1785
                                         JONATHAN DELANO, b. 1735, d. 1811; m. on 8 Oct 1754
                                      to ANNE LADD, b. 1734, d. 1816
                     [DELANO line]: JABEZ DELANO, b. 1708; m. to PRUDENCE HIBBARD, b. 1711
                                        JONATHAN DELANO, b. 1680; m. to AMY HATCH, b. 1687
                                            JONATHAN DELANO, b. 1647; m. to MERCY WARREN, b. 1658; d. 1727 (gdau. of Richard Warren of the žMayflowerÓ
             {For more information on DELANO & collateral lines, please email: }

                                         EZEKIEL COLBY, b. 1739, m. in 1758
                                      to SALLY FOWLER, b. 1734;
                     [COLBY line]: NATHAN COLBY, b. 1710; m. on 18 Dec 1735 to HANNAH WORTHEN, b. 1716
                                       JOSEPH COLBY, b. 1680; m. on 22 Nov 1704 to ANNE BARTLETT, b. 1684
                                          JOHN COLBY, b. 1656; m. on 27 Dec 1675 to SARAH ELDRIDGE, b. 1658
                                             JOHN COLBY, b. 1633; m. 14 Jan 1655 to FRANCES HOYT, b. 1636
                                                ANTHONY COLBY, b. 1605; m. in 1632 to SUSANNA HADDON, b. 1608
                                                   THOMAS COLBY, b. 1567; m. 4 May 1596 to ANNE JACKSON, b. 1571
                                                      MATTHEW COLBY, b. 1530; m. in 1555 to MARY ?, b. 1532
             {For more information on COLBY & collateral lines, please email: Mike Butterfield}
                                     ELIJAH BLOOD, m. to EUNICE SLEEMAN
             {For more information on BLOOD & collateral lines, please email: David Fleming}

Laura's Paternal
Aunts & Uncles: PETER RILEY INGALLS, b. 1833, d. 1900; m. ELIZA ANN QUINER, b. 1842, d. 1931
                   children: ALICE JOSEPHINE INGALLS, b. 23 Apr 1862; d. 30 Jan 1934;
                              m. 20 Mar 1881, Arthur WHITING
                              children: ALTHA ALICE WHITING Taylor, b. 1883
                                        JAY RILEY WHITING, b. 1887; d. 1905
                                        FRED ARTHUR WHITING, b. 1891; d. 
                                        VENA LOIS WHITING Clark, b. 1899; d. 1970
                                        ROY Q. WHITING
                             ELLA ESTELLA INGALLS, b. 23 Jan 1865; d. 9 Mar 1945;
                              m. Leslie Lee WHITING
                              children: EARL LELAND WHITING, b. 1885, d. 1945
                                        FLOYD NEWCOMB WHITING, b. 1887, d. 1953
                                        HARRY JACKSON WHITING, b. 1891, d. 1947
                                        CLARENCE M. WHITING, b. 1894, d. 1944
                             PETER FRANKLIN INGALLS, b.16 Nov 1866, d. 23 Sep 1932; m. Mary Edith (Molly) McGOWIN
                              children: EDITH ELSIE INGALLS
                                        ALEXANDER INGALLS, b. 1895
                                        FLORENCE INGALLS
                                        PERLIE BELLE INGALLS
                                        FREDIE FRANKIN INGALLS
                                        MARY EMILY INGALLS
                                        INFANT INGALLS
                             LANSFORD NEWCOMB INGALLS, b. 5 April 1870
                             EDITH FLORENCE INGALLS, b. 29 Jun 1872; d. 13 Jul 1951;
                             m. 9 Jun 1892 to Heil Nelson BINGHAM
                              children: FREDERICK LLEWELLYN BINGHAM, b. 1893; d. 1957
                                        ESTELLA CORA BINGAHM Mahoney, b. 1895; d. 1967
                                        PEARL ELIZA ANN BINGHAM Shanahan, b. 1897; d. 1976
                                        PERCY HIEL BINGHAM, b. 1900; d. 1976
                                        MABEL JOSEPHINE BINGHAM Leverty, b. 1902
                                        THOMAS FRANKLIN BINGHAM, b. 1905; d. 1908
                                        EDNA FLORENCE BINGHAM, b. 1908, d. 1911
                                        JAMES DUANE BINGHAM, b. 1912; d.1995
            {For more information on BINGHAM & collateral lines, please email: Br. Aaron Raverty}
                             E. EDMOND LLEWELYN INGALLS, b. 26 Aug 1880; m. Edith Mae ?
                                 children:  WILLIAM INGALLS
                                            LOIS INGALLS Gibson

                    BABY BOY INGALLS, b. 1835, d. 1835

                    [CHARLES PHILLIP INGALLS, b. 1836] Laura's father

                    LYDIA LOUISE INGALLS, b. 1838, d. 1913; m. 15 Jan 1856 Robert Fulton CLOUGH; m. 2nd in 1859, Joseph STOUFF
                     children: ISSAC LAFAYETTE CLOUGH, b. 1857 m. 1876
                               ROBERT STOUFF
                               MINNIE STOUFF m. ? PHILLIPS
                               AMY STOUFF
                               AMOS ALVIN STOUFF

                    POLLY MELONA INGALLS, b. 1840, d. 1886; m. in 1859, HENRY ODIN QUINER
                     children: LOUISA QUINER, b. 1860
                               CHARLES QUINER, b. 1862
                               ALBERT QUINER, b. 1865
                               CHARLOTTE QUINER, b. 1867
                               RUBY QUINER
                               LILLIAN QUINER

                    LANSFORD JAMES INGALLS, b. 1842, d. 1928; m. 1st Sarah DICKINSON (1846, Eng. - 1897)
                                                              m. 2nd Mary DICKINSON (b. England)
                     children: SAMUEL JAMES INGALLS
                               SARA BELLE INGALLS
                               WILLIAM WALTER INGALLS
                               MARY ELIZABETH INGALLS
                               CHARLES REUBEN INGALLS
                               EDWARD EUGENE INGALLS
                               HORACE FOSTER INGALLS
                               ANDREW JACKSON INGALLS
                                children:  ROY ANDREW INGALLS
                               OLIVE MAY INGALLS
                               MARTHA ESTHER INGALLS

                     LAURA LADOCIA INGALLS, b. 1845, d. 1918; m. 1st L. D. (August) WALVOGEL
                                                              m. 2nd in 1875, Hiram FORBES
                      children: LENA WALVOGEL, b. 1866
                                AUGUST EUGENE WALVOGEL, b. 1869

                     HIRAM LEMUEL (LeROY?) INGALLS, b. 27 Apr 1848 Rockford, IL; d. 28 Mar 1923
                                          m. (1st) 18 Oct 1867, Sarah Elizabeth WOODWARD, b. 5 Apr 1847, NY; d. 27 May 1910
	                                     (2nd) 27 Feb 1919, Ellen PARKER in Duluth, (St. Louis Co.) MN
                      children: LAURA ELIZA INGALLS, b. 25 Nov 1868, d. 22 May 1943
m. on 24 Oct 1884, John Monroe BUTTERFIELD (1857-1943) RUBY EVALINE INGALLS, b. 21 Sep 1871, (Pierce Co.) WI; d. 21 Dec 1941
m. 21 Dec 1884, Austin Johnson Beers (1852-1929) PHILLIP L. INGALLS, b. 22 Apr 1873, Rockelm (Pierce) WI; d. 11 Sep
m. Etta ? SARAH JEANETTE INGALLS, b. 3 Aug 1877, Alden (Polk) WI; d. 7 May 1956
m. Bernard Connor MARY ROSE ELLEN INGALLS, b. 1 Sep 1880, Maiden Rock (Pierce) WI; d. 2 Jan 1951
m. Marion Kezer HIRAM LeROY "Roy" INGALLS, b. 22 Jun 1882, Rock Elm (Pierce) WI d.16 May 1949, Danbury (Burnett) WI m. Mathilda BARTASH (1883-1966) children: WILLIAM EDWARD INGALLS, b. 13 Jan 1902, d. 22 Apr 1977 m. (1st) Madeline REVOR (div.) children: MARIAN INGALLS, b. 1924 (2nd) Alma GRIMMELMAN children: WILLIAM ALLEN INGALLS EARL LaMAR INGALLS LOWELL LEROY INGALLS m. (1st) Velma COGSWELL (div.) (2nd) Janet RACHNER children: DOUGLAS LOWELL INGALLS STEVEN MICHAEL INGALLS CHERYL ANNETTE INGALLS BEN LeROY, b. 1903; m. Dagny MYER children: WARREN INGALLS m. Jacqueline FAWVER MERRILL PHILLIP INGALLS (1909-1960) m. Alice O. MYER (1910-1992) children: BETH ELAINE INGALLS, b. 8 Sep 1937 MILDRED INGALLS, b. 1913; m. John HARTSHORN GLADYS INGALLS, b. 1915; m. John HARTSHORN MARIAN INGALLS (adopted), b. 1924 LEO VINCENT INGALLS, b. 4 Oct 1896 (žadoptedÓ); d. 16 Jul 1974 GEORGE WHITTING INGALLS, b. 1851, d. 15 Feb 1901; m. Julia E. BARD RUBY CELESTIAL INGALLS, b. 1855, d. 1881; m. ? CARD children: DOLLY VARDEN CARD (2 sons) CARD Laura's Maternal Aunts & Uncles: MARTHA MORSE QUINER, b. 1832, d. 1836 JOSEPH CARPENTER QUINER, b. 1834, d. 28 Apr 1862 (from wounds suffered in the Battle of Shiloh); m. in 1856, Nancy FRANK (d. 1923) HENRY ODIN QUINER, b. 1835, d. 1880; m. in 1859, Polly Melona Ingalls (see above) MARTHA JANE QUINER, b. 1837, d. 1927; m. in 1860, Charles Carr CARPENTER children: WILLIAM AUGUSTUS CARPENTER, b. 1861, d. 1884 JOSEPH QUINER CARPENTER, b. 1863, d. 1923; m. Elizabeth C. REESE children: PHOEBY CARPENTER JOSEPH CARPENTER ELIZABETH CARPENTER CLARA CARPENTER MARTHA CARPENTER CHARLES CARPENTER THEODORE CARPENTER DONALD CARPENTER LILLIAN CARPENTER EMILIE CARPENTER LETTICE (LOTTIE) JANE CARPENTER, b. 1864, d. 1949 NANCY CORA CARPENTER, b. 1865, d. 1955 MARTHA ELIZA CARPENTER, b. 1868, d. 1871 MILLICENT ANN CARPENTER, b. 1869, d. 1960 CHARLES CARR CARPENTER, b. 1871, d. 1918 EMMA BERTHA CARPENTER, b. 1873, d. 1955 ETTA MINERVA CARPENTER, b. 1874, d. 1899 MARTHA JOSEPHINE CARPENTER, b. 1876, d. 1962 MARION CAROLINE CARPENTER, b. 1879, d. 1939 MYRTIE EMMELINE CARPENTER, b. 1879, d. 1956 THOMAS QUINER CARPENTER, b. 1882, d. 1944 GEORGE LOCKWOOD CARPENTER, b. 1882, d. 1954 [CAROLINE LAKE QUINER, b. 1839] Laura's mother ELIZA ANN QUINER, b. 1842, d. 1931; m. 1861 to PETER RILEY INGALLS (see above) THOMAS LEWIS QUINER, b. 1844, d. 1903; m. Lillian Graham HILL children: HELEN MARION QUINER ALICE QUINER DONALD QUINER DUGOLD LEWIS QUINER LILLIAN JOSEPHINE QUINER JOHN HILL QUINER CHARLOTTE E. (LOTTIE) HOLLBROOK, b. 1854; m. ca 1875, Henry MOORE, b. 1852 children: FREDERICK MOORE, b. 1878 ARVIN MOORE, b. 1880 HARRY C. MOORE, b. 1882 RALPH MOORE, b. 1887 PEARL EVA MOORE, b. 1888

Census & Other Sources

Federal Census Pages

When available and legible, I have included National Archives Publication #, Microfilm Roll#, Enumeration District #, Page # and Line #.
These are included should you wish to order copies of these original documents. The name shown is the head of the family. Please note that spellings are copied as shown on census documents. To obtain census records, email your Postal Mailing Address, the form number (#82) and specify how many request forms you need (one for each census record) to the NNU Public Reference Inquire at You must have this form before ordering any records. The cost is $6/record. If you live anywhere near any of the National Archive Branches, I highly recommend doing your own research. It's not only a lot cheaper, but lots of fun as well!

Lansford Ingals-2 Oct 1850, M432-112; Kane Co., Illinois: Town of Compton; pg ?, L-?.
Frederick M. Holbrook-19 Sep 1850, M432-1000; Jefferson Co., Wisconsin: Township of Concord; pg 93A*, L-35.
Lansford Ingles-7 Jul 1860, M653-1413; Jefferson Co., Wisconsin: Town of Concord; pg 63A*, L-26.
James Wilder-24 Jul 1860, M653-754; Franklin Co., New York: Town of Burke, Malone P.O.; pg 388*, L-7.
C. P. Ingles-13 Aug 1870, M593-439; Montgomery Co., Kansas: Rutland Township; pg 636 A & B*, L-37.
James Wilder-2 Jul 1870, M593-937; Franklin Co., New York: Town of Burke, Malone P.O.; pg 53B & 54A, L-34.
Charles P. Ingalls-7 Jun 1880, T9-113; Kingsbury Co., Dakota Territory: De Smet; E.D. 87, pg 146*, L-28.
Chas. P. Ingalls-18 Jun 1900, T623-1550; Kingsbury Co., South Dakota: De Smet Township; E.D. 206, pg 8A, L-41.
A. J. Wilder-1 Jun 1900, T623-908; Wright Co., MO: Pleasant Valley Twp., Mansfield City; E.D. 152, pg 2A, L-43.
Caroline Ingalls-25 Apr 1910, T624-1483; Kingsbury Co., South Dakota: De Smet City; E.D. 257, pg 10A, L-19.
Almazo J. Wilder-16 Apr 1910, T624-828; Wright Co., MO: Pleasant Valley Twp., Mansfield; E.D. 142, pg ?, L-87.
Carline Ingalls-12 Jan 1920, T625- ; Kingsbury Co., South Dakota: City of De Smet; E.D. 203, pg 9B, L-82.
Almanzo J. Wilder-19 Jan 1920, T-625- ; Wright Co., MO: Pleasant Valley Township; E.D. 154, pg. 4B, L-78.

*indicates a stamped page number rather than one written by the census enumerator.

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