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<Archive Obituary> Laura Ingalls Wilder (February 10th 1957)
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Bill Schenley
2008-02-10 05:16:11 UTC
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Laura I. Wilder, Author, Dies at 90;

Writer of the 'Little House' Series for Children
Was an Ex-Newspaper Editor

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FROM: The New York Times (February 12th 1957) ~
By The Associated Press

MANSFIELD, Ohio, Feb. 11

Mrs. Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the "Little House"
series of children's books, died yesterday at her farm
near here after a long illness. Her age was 90.

Wrote First Book at 65

Mrs. Wilder wrote her first book in 1932 at the age of 65.
At the insistence of her daughter, Rose Wilder Lane,
herself a novelist, Mrs. Wilder recalled her early days as
a child of a pioneer family in the "Little House in the Big
Woods."

The story told of the Wisconsin where she was born and
from which her family set out in a covered wagon for
Indian territory. Their adventures were described in the
"Little House on the Prairie."

A schoolteacher at the age of 15, she became a housewife
three years later upon her marriage to Almanzo J. Wilder in
1885. He died in 1949 at the age of 92.

After the birth of their daughter, the Wilders moved from
Smet, S.D., to Florida. They later went to the Ozarks.
She became famous there for her books and for her
gingerbread.

Mrs. Wilder was for twelve years editor of The Missouri
Ruralist. She also had been poultry editor of The St. Louis
Star and a writer of magazine articles before becoming an
author of books.

Her books include "The Long Winter," "On the Banks of
Plum Creek," "By the Shores of Silver Lake," "Farmer
Boy," a story of her husband's childhood, and "These
Happy Golden Years."

Mrs. Wilder's books have been translated into three
languages. In 1949 a library in Mansfield was dedicated
in her honor.

The Children's Library Association established the Laura
Ingalls Wilder award in 1954 for a lasting contribution to
literature for children. Mrs. Wilder was the first recipient
of the medal.
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h***@gmail.com
2018-06-25 14:58:18 UTC
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It's to bad that the democrats have now censored her and re-named the award into something that doesn't reflect her writing abilities.. Shame on them.. Thank You, Laura, for a great series of history and your family life.
Bryan Styble
2018-06-25 15:11:07 UTC
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Well stated, "Highpower"--once something is named in a person's honor, it should remain so in perpetuity, since, after all, the very point of naming something after someone is to remember them.

BRYAN STYBLE/Florida
RH Draney
2018-06-25 20:52:16 UTC
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Post by Bryan Styble
Well stated, "Highpower"--once something is named in a person's honor, it should remain so in perpetuity, since, after all, the very point of naming something after someone is to remember them.
I guess that's why it's still called "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin'
Eve"....r
JohnA
2018-06-25 21:18:29 UTC
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Post by Bill Schenley
Laura I. Wilder, Author, Dies at 90;
Writer of the 'Little House' Series for Children
Was an Ex-Newspaper Editor
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FROM: The New York Times (February 12th 1957) ~
By The Associated Press
MANSFIELD, Ohio, Feb. 11
Mrs. Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the "Little House"
series of children's books, died yesterday at her farm
near here after a long illness. Her age was 90.
I believe that's Mansfield, Missouri, not Ohio.

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