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Ingalls Family Timeline
Feb. 1 Charles Ingalls and Caroline Quiner (Pa and Ma) married at
1865 Jan. 10 Mary Amelia Ingalls born, Pepin, Wisconsin
1867 Feb. 7 Laura Elizabeth Ingalls born, Pepin, Wisconsin.
1869 Ma and Pa Ingalls and girls move to Indian Territory, Kansas.
1870 Aug. 3 Caroline Celestia Ingalls (Carrie) born, Montgomery County, Kansas.
1871 May Ingalls family forced by troops from Kansas. Family returns to Pepin, Wisconsin.
1874 Spring Ingalls move to the banks of Plum Creek, Walnut Grove, Minnesota.
1875 Nov. 1 Charles Frederick Ingalls (Freddie) born, Walnut Grove, Minnesota.
1876 Aug 27 Freddie dies, age 9 months. Burial in Wabasha County, Minnesota.
Fall 1876 Ingalls family moves to Burr Oak, Iowa, to run Masters Hotel.
1877 May 23 Grace Pearl Ingalls born, Burr Oak, Iowa.
1878 Ingalls move to Walnut Grove again.
1879 Feb. Mary becomes blind after fever.
1879 Sept. 9 Ingalls family moves to railroad shanty in De Smet in the Dakota Territory.
1879 Dec. 1 The Ingalls move into the Surveyor's House.
1881 Nov. 23 Mary enrolled at College for the Blind, Vinton, Iowa.
1882 Dec. 10 Laura receives her first teachers certificate; begins teaching school Dec. 20.
1885 Aug. 25 Laura Ingalls marries Almanzo Wilder in De Smet.
1886 Dec. 5 Rose Wilder born in De Smet.
1888 Spring Almanzo and Laura have diphtheria.
Aug. 12 Laura and Almanzo's baby boy dies, 12 days old; burial at De Smet Cemetery.
1889 Aug. 23 House on Almanzo's tree claim burns, rebuilt.
1894 July 17 Wilders leave De Smet for Mansfield, Missouri. Purchase Rocky Ridge Farm.
1902 June 8 Charles Ingalls (Pa) dies, De Smet, South Dakota.
1920s Rose writes Let the Hurricane Roar while she lives at Rocky Ridge Farm.
1924 April 20 Caroline Ingalls (Ma) dies, De Smet, South Dakota.
1928 Oct. 20 Mary dies at Carrie's home, Keystone, South Dakota. Burial in De Smet, S.D.
1932 Little House in the Big Woods published. (Age 65 years)
1933 Farmer Boy (about Almanzo's boyhood) published.
1935 Little House on the Prairie (about life in Kansas) published.
1937 On the Banks of Plum Creek (about Walnut Grove, Minnesota) published.
1939 By the Shores of Silver Lake (about De Smet, South Dakota) published.
1940 The Long Winter (about De Smet) published.
1941 Nov. 10 Grace (Mrs. Nate Dow) dies. Burial in De Smet, South Dakota.
1943 Little Town on the Prairie (about De Smet) published.
1943 These Happy Golden Years published.
1946 June 2 Carrie (Mrs. D. N. Swanzey) dies, Rapid City, S.D. Burial in De Smet, S.D.
1949 Oct. 23 Almanzo Wilder dies, Mansfield, Missouri.
1953 Oct. 14 Garth Williams illustrates new editions of the Little House books.
1957 Feb. 10 Laura Ingalls Wilder dies (age 90), Mansfield, Missouri.
1968 Oct. 30 Rose Wilder Lane dies (age 81); burial at Mansfield, Missouri.
1971 Laura's unfinished story, The First Four Years, published.
1974 September Little House TV series premiers based on the book series
1999 Beyond the Prairie TV movie premiers
based on the book series
2005 Disney presents Little House on the Prairie miniseries
based on the book series
2009 Little House: The Musical debuts