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Ida Belle Wright/Brown McConnell
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Birth: Sep. 24, 1866
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jan. 26, 1926
Sacramento
Sacramento County
California, USA

Literary Figure. Ida was a friend of Laura Ingalls Wilder and appeared in several of her "Little House" books. Born in Chicago as Ida Wright, she was adopted by Rev. and Mrs. Edward Brown. The family moved to DeSmet, South Dakota where Rev. Brown helped found the Congregational Church in town. She married her beau Elmer McConnell in 1885 and they had five children: Laura, Mark, Robert, Eva and James. Ida and her family left DeSmet to move to Wisconsin, and then eventually to California, where they stayed the rest of their lives. Ida died before Laura Ingalls Wilder began writing her famous books. 
 
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 Parents:
  Edward Brown (1814 - 1895)
  Laura Jane Goodale Brown (1828 - 1889)
 
 Spouse:
  Elmer E. McConnell (1861 - 1942)
 
 Children:
  Mark B. McConnell (1888 - 1939)*
  Robert Ellsworth McConnell (1890 - 1952)*
  Eva Bell McConnell Cook (1893 - 1961)*
  James E McConnell (1900 - 1961)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Masonic Lawn Cemetery
Sacramento
Sacramento County
California, USA
Plot: Sec. B Lot 325 Gr 10
 
Created by: Jennifer M.
Record added: Oct 04, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42680577
Ida Belle <i>Wright/Brown</i> McConnell
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Ida Belle <i>Wright/Brown</i> McConnell
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Ida Belle <i>Wright/Brown</i> McConnell
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- Sara _K
 Added: Aug. 5, 2014
Dear Mrs. McConnell,I read about you in Mrs. Wilder's books. I hope you are resting in peace and that you know that you are remembered.
- Heidi Dietrich
 Added: Jul. 18, 2014

- Lindy
 Added: May. 28, 2014
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