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Caroline Celestia "Carrie" Ingalls Swanzey
Birth: Aug. 3, 1870
Montgomery County
Kansas, USA
Death: Jun. 2, 1946
Rapid City
Pennington County
South Dakota, USA

Folk and literary figure. Born in Montgomery County, Kansas. the third child of Charles and Caroline Ingalls, she was known throughout her life as Carrie. After finishing school, she became a typesetter for the De Smet News, then The Keystone Recorder and The Hill City Star. Like her father, she was afflicted with a wanderlust that led her to visit Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Missouri before settling briefly in Boulder, Colorado. Though unusual for a single woman, she then filed on a homestead claim in Top Bar, South Dakota. She met and married mine owner David N. Swanzey, a widower with two children in 1912. Her husband was one of the committee that recommended Mount Rushmore to sculptor, Gutzon Borglum, her stepson would be one of the many excavators on the project. She was an enthusiastic supporter of her sister, Laura's efforts to write her ‘Little House' series of books, and helped by sharing memories of their childhood. She died suddenly in Pennington County, South Dakota at the age of 75, and was interred in the family plot in De Smet. (bio by: Iola) 
Family links: 
  Charles Phillip Ingalls (1836 - 1902)
  Caroline Lake Quiner Ingalls (1839 - 1924)
  David Nevin Swanzey (1854 - 1938)*
  Mary Amelia Ingalls (1865 - 1928)*
  Laura Elizabeth Ingalls Wilder (1867 - 1957)*
  Caroline Celestia Ingalls Swanzey (1870 - 1946)
  Charles Frederick Ingalls (1875 - 1876)*
  Grace Pearl Ingalls Dow (1877 - 1941)*
*Calculated relationship
De Smet Cemetery
De Smet
Kingsbury County
South Dakota, USA
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Record added: Nov 10, 1998
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