Monday, February 7, 2011
HAPPY 144TH BIRTHDAY TO LAURA INGALLS WILDER
It was on a Thursday, on the seventh day of the month of February, in the year of our Lord 1867, near the village of Pepin, in the "Big Woods" of Wisconsin, to Charles Phillip Ingalls (01-10-1836 to 06-08-1902) and Caroline Lake (Quiner) Ingalls (12-12-1839 to 04-20-1924), that Laura Elizabeth Ingalls was born. She had three sisters, Mary Amelia (01-10-1865 to 10-20-1928), Caroline Celestia "Carrie" (08-03-1870 to 06-02-1946), Grace Pearl (05-23-1877 to 11-10-1941), and one brother, Charles Frederick, who died in infancy.
When she was a young child, her family would settle in what was the Indian Territory near Independence, Kansas. Her novel, Little House on the Prairie, would be based on the experiences of those years.