Caroline Lake <I>Quiner</I> Ingalls


Caroline Lake Quiner Ingalls Famous memorial

Brookfield, Waukesha County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 20 Apr 1924 (aged 84)
De Smet, Kingsbury County, South Dakota, USA
Burial De Smet, Kingsbury County, South Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 3951 View Source

American Folk Figure. Born the fifth of seven children of Henry and Charlotte Tucker Quiner in Brookfield, Wisconsin. At sixteen, she started as a teacher, but married Charles Ingalls in February of 1860 effectively ending her career. She followed her husband through numerous moves and settled in more than half a dozen homes before she extracted a promise from her husband that their next move would be their last. The family settled in Dakota Territory on Silver Lake outside what would become the town of De Smet, South Dakota. She and her husband had five children Mary, Laura, Carrie, Charles Frederick, and Grace. It was daughter Laura who immortalized her family in the popular ‘Little House' series of books. She died unexpectedly at her home after a short illness at age 84.

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  • Added: 9 Nov 1998
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Caroline Lake Quiner Ingalls (12 Dec 1839–20 Apr 1924), Find a Grave Memorial ID 3951, citing De Smet Cemetery, De Smet, Kingsbury County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .