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Baby Boy Wilder
Birth: Aug. 1, 1889
De Smet
Kingsbury County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Aug. 12, 1889
De Smet
Kingsbury County
South Dakota, USA

Baby Wilder was the son of children's author Laura Elizabeth Ingalls Wilder and her husband Almanzo James Wilder. He was the younger brother of Rose Wilder Lane.
He was born August 1889 and died 12 days later. It is unknown what he actually died from but it is believed it was what today we call SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome).
The child was never given a name and Laura never talked much about her son. However, later in life, Rose told Roger Lea MacBride (author of the childrens book series known as The Rose Years) that her mother often regretted not naming her little boy.
The television show "Little House on the Prairie" made him the focus in the episode titled "A Child With No Name" written by Don Balluck and first aired February 14, 1983.
Baby Wilder is buried beside his maternal grandparents Charles Philip Ingalls and Caroline Lake Quiner Ingalls.


**~~Picture used with permission from Laura Ingalls Wilder's cousin, Sue Ellen (Sanders)Francis.~~**

**~~A very special thank you to Linda Carey Schultz for sponsoring this memorial. It is greatly appreciated!~~**










 (bio by: Whispers From The Grave) 
 
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 Parents:
  Almanzo James Wilder (1857 - 1949)
  Laura Elizabeth Ingalls Wilder (1867 - 1957)
 
 Sibling:
  Rose Wilder Lane (1886 - 1968)*
  Baby Boy Wilder (1889 - 1889)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Baby
Son of A.J. Wilder
 
Burial:
De Smet Cemetery
De Smet
Kingsbury County
South Dakota, USA
 
Created by: Rob
Record added: Oct 27, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16347179
Baby Boy Wilder
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- L Lane
 Added: Dec. 14, 2014
God bless you, little one.
- Carol Zastera Michels
 Added: Dec. 6, 2014

- Lori
 Added: Nov. 29, 2014
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