Almanzo James Wilder


Almanzo James Wilder Famous memorial

Burke, Franklin County, New York, USA
Death 23 Oct 1949 (aged 92)
Mansfield, Wright County, Missouri, USA
Burial Mansfield, Wright County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 3949 View Source

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.

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  • Added: 9 Nov 1998
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