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Almanzo James Wilder
Birth: Feb. 13, 1857
Death: Oct. 23, 1949

Pioneer, Farmer, Literary Subject. Born on February 13, 1857, near Malone, New York. Almanzo was the fifth of six children born to James and Angeline Day Wilder. The Wilder family moved from Malone to Spring Valley, Minnesota, in 1875, while Almanzo and his older brother, Royal, stayed in Malone to caretake the old farm. From there, Royal and Almanzo set out for DeSmet, South Dakota, becoming two of the first settlers of that town. In 1885, Almanzo married Laura Ingalls in DeSmet, and their daughter, Rose, was born the following year. In 1894, the little family relocated to Mansfield, Missouri, where Almanzo and Laura built the successful Rocky Ridge Farm. In 1932, Laura began writing her "Little House" books, about her pioneer childhood and youth, and one of the series, "Farmer Boy" was based on Almanzo's boyhood in Malone. Almanzo passed away at Rocky Ridge Farm on October 23, 1949, at the age of ninety-two. The former Wilder family homes in Malone, New York, and Spring Valley, Minnesota, are now museums, along with Rocky Ridge Farm. (bio by: Rae) 
 
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 Parents:
  James Mason Wilder (1813 - 1899)
  Angelina Albina Day Wilder (1819 - 1905)
 
 Spouse:
  Laura Elizabeth Ingalls Wilder (1867 - 1957)
 
 Children:
  Rose Wilder Lane (1886 - 1968)*
  Baby Boy Wilder (1889 - 1889)*
 
 Siblings:
  Laura Ann Wilder Howard (1844 - 1899)*
  Royal Gould Wilder (1847 - 1925)*
  Eliza Jane Wilder Thayer-Gordon (1850 - 1930)*
  Alice Maria Wilder Baldwin (1853 - 1892)*
  Almanzo James Wilder (1857 - 1949)
  Perley Day Wilder (1869 - 1934)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mansfield Cemetery
Mansfield
Wright County
Missouri, USA
 
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Record added: Nov 10, 1998
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Almanzo James Wilder
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My son just did his first book report (in first grade) on Farmer Boy. He enjoyed it so much--especially all the stories about the food Almanzo ate!
- Sydney M
 Added: Jul. 21, 2014

- Andre Luiz
 Added: Jul. 16, 2014

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