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 Grace Pearl <I>Ingalls</I> Dow

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Grace Pearl Ingalls Dow

  • Birth 23 May 1877 Burr Oak, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 10 Nov 1941 Manchester, Kingsbury County, South Dakota, USA
  • Burial De Smet, Kingsbury County, South Dakota, USA
  • Memorial ID 3954

Folk and literary figure. Born in Burr Oak, Iowa, the fifth and youngest child of Caroline and Charles Ingalls. After graduating Redfield College, she worked as a schoolteacher in Manchester, South Dakota. In 1901, she married Nathan William Dow. The couple had no children. After the death of their parents, her sister Mary briefly made a home with Grace before settling in with their sister Carrie. Although her family was immortalized in her sister Laura's ‘Little House' series of books, Grace remains little known. She was just eight years old when Laura left home to marry, and so she played a minor role only in the last books of the series. She apparently succumbed to diabetes complications at the age of 64 and was interred in the family plot in De Smet.

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  • Added: 10 Nov 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3954
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Grace Pearl Ingalls Dow (23 May 1877–10 Nov 1941), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3954, citing De Smet Cemetery, De Smet, Kingsbury County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .