Kimberly Grigg Period 2 Introduction Laura and Almonzo – Born: February 7, 1867 Pepin, Wisconsin Rose Wilder – Died: February 10,1957 Laura’s – Burial Place: Mansfield Cemetery in daughter Mansfield – Married: Almonzo Wilder on August 25, 1885 – Children: baby boy who died soon after oh August 25, 1889, Rose Wilder December 5, 1886 – Birth President: Andrew Johnson Social Contribution Laura Ingalls Wilder was a famous author who wrote about her life as a young child. When writing about her childhood she inspired children by telling about all the tough times she had. All the tough times she had written about proved to children that life was not always easy as a child. Laura and her sisters when they were younger Childhood Laura came from a family of adventures, her grandparents and parents were all pioneers. When she was little her family moved around a lot to different places. Laura had three sisters Mary Amelia Wilder the oldest, Grace Pearl Wilder the third born, and Caroline Celestia Ingalls the youngest. The last place Laura lived as a child was in De Smet South Dakota. The second year that she had lived in De Smet there was numerous blizzards. Childhood continued Laura’s family and the rest of De Smet had been cut off from food, supplies, and growing their crops from December until May of the next year. Laura and her family Adolescence When Laura was a teen she attended school whenever possible; but because of her families frequent moves Laura was mostly self taught. In 1882, when Laura was 15 she received her teaching certificate. For three years Laura had taught at a school 12 miles away from her home in De Smet, so she had boarded with a family near the school. Adolescence continued That’s when she met Almonzo Wilder. Almanzo had kindly offered to drive her home on the weekends on his horse and buggy . Horse and a buggy Adulthood After Laura married Almonzo they had a son who died soon after birth. They also had a daughter named Rose. When Laura and Almonzo were married they moved several times. They were also a happy couple who stayed together until Almonzo's death on October 23, 1949. After Almonzo died Laura still continued writing her books. Laura wrote her books until she died; after she did die her daughter Rose continued to finish her last book that Laura had been working on. o “While the pencil of Mrs. Laura Ingalls Wilder, 90 had stopped with her death, the works of her pencil will live on.” -Newspaper o “Snow drifts in one night were piled as high as the second stories of the houses.” -Laura o “ Who would wish to leave home and wonder forth in the world to meet it’s storms?” o -Caroline Quiner o “It seemed that we wanted nothing so much as we wanted to keep going west!” -Laura o “It is a drowsy country that makes you feel wide awake and alive but somehow contented.” -Laura o “…. As soon as I can get through this work that’s piled up ahead of me, I’ll really write a beautiful thing.” -Rose o “An ideal home is one built by a man and woman together.” -Laura o “Mrs. Wilder has caught the very essence of a pioneer life.” –New York Times 17th President Lived in North Carolina In office 1865-1869 Born the year of1808 Died the year of 1875 Part of the Democratic Party Had no vice-president Married Eliza McCardle Johnson 1. What inspired you to write books about your life as a child? 2. Why did you want to be a teacher and go to school? 3. When you were younger did you have problems, like fighting with your sisters? Bibliography • Photograph. Another Late Bloomer. Lilian Nattel, 6 Aug. 2009. Web. 6 May 2010. <• liliannattel.wordpress.com/.../>. • Photograph. Almanzo James Wilder Husband of Laura Elizabeth Ingalls. Jannette, 19 Apr. 2009. Web. 6 May 2010. <jeannettestakeonlife.blogspot.com/2009/04/alm>. • Photograph. Seize The Day. Molly Blaisdell, 30 Nov. 2007. Web. 6 May 2010. <• mollyblaisdell.blogspot.com/2007_11_01_archiv...>. • Photograph. Laura Ingalls Wilder A Writers Life. Pamela Smith Hill. Web. 6 May 2010. <www.pamelasmithhill.com/pages/Books-LIW.html>. Bibliography Continued • Photograph. About The Author. Brianne Peck, 23 Apr. 2003. Web. 6 May 2010. <• campus.lakeforest.edu/~ebner/peckbe/author.html>. • Photograph. Driving. 10 Apr. 1997. Web. 6 May 2010. <• www.kulacrosse.com/.../subs/driving/index.html>. • Photograph. Little House In The Big Woods. 22 Apr. 2008. Web. 6 May 2010. <crookedhouse.typepad.com/crookedhouse/2008/04...>. • Photograph. Little House On The Prarie. LLC Inc, 6 May 2010. Web. 7 May 2010. <• houseput.com/Books/themilkman.htm>. Bibliography Continued • Lillian C. Buttre, American Portrait Gallery. New York: J. C. Buttre, 1877 • Photograph. The 8 Worst Presidents Ever. New York Times. Web. 7 May 2010. <• civilliberty.about.com/od/historyprofiles/tp/...>. • Stone, Tanya L. Biography Laura Ingalls Wilder A Photograpic Story Life. New York, New York: DK, 2009. Print.