List of Little House on the Prairie characters

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There are many Little House on the Prairie characters, appearing in various forms of media in the Little House on the Prairie media franchise.

Television series characters[edit]

The Ingalls family[edit]

Name Seasons No. of
episodes
Portrayer Character summary
Charles Ingalls 1–9 161 Michael Landon Farmer; husband and father
Caroline Ingalls 1–8 172 Karen Grassle Wife and mother
Laura Ingalls Wilder 1–9 190 Melissa Gilbert Second daughter; Later Almanzo's wife and Rose's mother; nicknamed "Half-pint" by Charles and "Beth" by Almanzo
Mary Ingalls 1–8 133 Melissa Sue Anderson Oldest child
Carrie Ingalls 1–8 164 Lindsay and Sidney Greenbush Third daughter
Charles Ingalls Jr. 1 2 Unknown Baby son
Grace Ingalls 5–8 60 Wendi and Brenda Turnbaugh Fourth daughter
Albert Quinn Ingalls 5–9 89 Matthew Laborteaux Adopted son
James Cooper/Ingalls 7–8 21 Jason Bateman Adopted after parents were killed in a wagon accident
Cassandra Cooper/Ingalls 7–8 21 Missy Francis Same as above

The in-laws[edit]

Name Seasons No. of
episodes
Portrayer Character summary
Almanzo Wilder 6–9 65 Dean Butler Farmer; Laura's husband (season 7); Rose's father; Nicknamed "Manly" by Laura
Adam Kendall 4–8 35 Linwood Boomer Teacher of the blind; Mary’s husband (season 5)
Adam Kendall Jr. 6 3 unknown Adam and Mary's son; dies in fire with Alice Garvey
Jenny Wilder 9 18 Shannen Doherty Almanzo's niece, whom he gets custody of after his brother/her father Royal dies
Rose Wilder 8–9 17 Jennifer and Michele Steffin Almanzo and Laura's daughter
Eliza Jane Wilder 6–8 14 Lucy Lee Flippin Teacher; Almanzo's older sister

Townsfolk[edit]

Name Seasons No. of
episodes
Portrayer Character summary
Nels Oleson 1–9 147 Richard Bull Mercantile proprietor; husband and father
Harriet Oleson 1–9 153 Katherine MacGregor Worked at the mercantile; wife and mother
Nellie Oleson 1–9 104 Alison Arngrim Oldest child of Nels and Harriet
Willie Oleson 1–9 140 Jonathan Gilbert Son of Nels and Harriet
Nancy Oleson 8–9 33 Allison Balson Adopted daughter of Nels and Harriet
Percival Dalton/Isaac Cohen 6–7 11 Steve Tracy Nellie’s husband
Rachel Brown Oleson 9 2 Sherri Stoner Willie’s wife
Dr. Hiram Baker 1–9 113 Kevin Hagen Town physician
Robert Alden 1–9 76 Dabbs Greer Church minister
Melinda Foster 1–9 61 Ruth Foster Post office manager
Isaiah Edwards 1–3, 8–9 52 Victor French Charles’ best friend
Grace Snider Edwards 1–6 23 Bonnie Bartlett / Corinne Camacho Wife of Isaiah Edwards
John Sanderson Edwards 2–4 8 Radames Pera Oldest child adopted by Isaiah & Grace Edwards
Alicia Sanderson Edwards 2–3, 5, 8 19 Kyle Richards Youngest child, Adopted daughter of Isaiah & Grace Edwards
Carl Sanderson Edwards 2–4 19 Brian Part Middle child adopted by Isaiah & Grace Edwards
Matthew Rogers 9 5 Jonathan Hall Kovacs Boy that is taken care of by Isaiah Edwards (season 9)
Jonathan Garvey 4–7 51 Merlin Olsen Farmer; husband and father
Alice Garvey 4–6 33 Hersha Parady Wife and mother; teacher; dies in fire
Andy Garvey 4–7 43 Patrick Labyorteaux Son of Jonathan and Alice
Eva Beadle Simms 1–4 45 Charlotte Stewart School teacher
Adam Simms 4 2 Joshua Bryant Married Miss Beadle
Lars Hanson 1–5 41 Karl Swenson Lumber mill owner; a founder of Walnut Grove
Hester-Sue Terhune 4–9 40 Ketty Lester Head of the school for the blind
John Carter 9 19 Stan Ivar Blacksmith; husband and father
Sarah Carter 9 15 Pamela Roylance Starts a newspaper; wife and mother
Jeb Carter 9 18 Lindsay Kennedy Older son of John and Sarah
Jason Carter 9 18 David Friedman Younger son of John and Sarah
Susan Goodspeed 4–7 16 Michelle Downey Student at the school for the blind
Etta Plum 9 15 Leslie Landon School teacher
Christy Kennedy 1–2 10 Tracie Savage Schoolgirl
Sandy Kennedy 1 4 Robert Hoffman Schoolboy; Christy's brother
Hans Dorfler 1–4, 6 9 Jim Jeter Resident of Walnut Grove; a stable-owner
Bill Anderson 6–9 6 Sam Edwards Banker of Walnut Grove
Joe Kagan 4–5, 7 5 Moses Gunn Aging boxer who retires to farm life in Walnut Grove
Judd Larrabee 4–5 5 Don "Red" Barry Resident of Walnut Grove
Mrs. Amanda "May" Whipple 1–4 5 Queenie Smith Resident of Walnut Grove; local seamstress
Mr. Kennedy 1 4 Wayne Heffley Resident of Walnut Grove; father of Christy and Sandy
Ebenezer Sprague 2–3 4 Ted Gehring Banker of Walnut Grove
Houston Lamb 6–7 4 Dub Taylor Works and lives at the school for the blind in Sleepy Eye
Kezia Horn 4–5 3 Hermione Baddeley Resident of Walnut Grove and friend of Laura and Albert

Non-recurring characters[edit]

Season one[edit]

Season two[edit]

  • Episode 4
    • Jebediah Mumfort (played by Karl Lukas)
    • Margaret Mumfort (played by June Dayton)
    • Slick McBurney (played by Gregory Walcott)
  • Episode 5
    • Amos Pike (played by John Anderson)
  • Episode 7
  • Episode 10
    • Jonah (played by Shane Sinutko)
  • Episode 13
  • Episode 17
  • Episode 18
  • Episode 19
  • Episode 20
  • Episode 21

Season three[edit]

  • Episode 1
  • Episode 2
  • Episode 4
  • Episode 6
    • Young Charles Ingalls (played by Matthew Laborteaux)
    • Lansford Ingalls (played by Arthur Hill)
    • Laura Colby Ingalls (played by Jan Sterling)
    • Eliza Ann Ingalls (played by Hersha Parady)
    • Peter Ingalls (played by Mark Lenard)
  • Episode 9
    • Bubba Galinder (played by Michael LeClair)
    • George Galinder (played by Roy Jenson)
    • Sam Galinder (played by Geoffrey Lewis)
  • Episode 10
  • Episode 14
    • Ginny Clark (played by Rachel Longaker)
    • Harold Mayfield (played by Warren Vanders)
    • Della Clark (played by Kay Peters)
  • Episode 15
    • Joseph Spotted Eagle Stokes (played by Caesar Ramirez)
    • Seth (played by Willie Aames)
    • Jeremy Stokes (played by George Murdock)
  • Episode 18
    • Solomon Henry (played by Todd Bridges)
    • Mrs. Henry (played by Maidie Norman)
    • Jackson Henry (played by David Downing)
    • Kramer (played by Frederic Downs)
    • Dr. Tane (played by Don Pedro Colley)
  • Episode 19
  • Episode 20
    • Elmer Dobkins (played by Eric Olson)
    • Sam Dobkins (played by Charles Aidman)
    • Ellen Dobkins (played by Mitzi Hoag)
  • Episode 21
    • Zachariah (played by E.J. Andre)
    • Rev. Phillips (played by Larry Golden)
    • Ben Griffin (played by Larry Pennell)

Season four[edit]

  • Episode 3
    • Ellen Taylor (played by Mia Bendixsen)
    • Eloise Taylor (played by Corinne Michaels)
    • Cal Taylor (played by James Wainwright)
  • Episode 4
  • Episode 6
    • Bailey Farrell (played by Bernard Behrens)
    • Timothy Farrell (played by Johnny Doran)
  • Episode 7
  • Episode 8
    • Mr. Dankworth (played by Dennis Rucker)
    • Mr. Hobbs (played by John Bennett Perry)
    • Bob Ford (played by Tony Marks)
    • Lewis Ford (played by Frank Marth)
  • Episode 9
  • Episode 14
    • Samantha Higgins (played by Seeley Ann Thumann)
    • Jimmy Hill (played by Chris Petersen)
  • Episode 15
    • Nats Rachel Peal (played by Anita Dangler)
    • Caleb Fisher (played by John McLiam)
    • Katie Fisher (played by Linda McMillan)
    • Ellen Fisher (played by Dee Croxton)
  • Episode 16
    • Jordan Harrison (played by Ronnie Scribner)
    • Young Caroline (played by Katy Kurtzman)
    • Younger Laura Colby Ingalls (played by Sarah Miller)
    • Mr. Watson (played by Sorrell Booke)
    • Harold Watson (played by Adam Gunn)
    • Peter Ingalls (played by David Considine)
    • Henry Quiner-Holbrook (played by Gregg Forrest)
    • Polly Ingalls (played by Robin Muir)
    • Eliza Ann Quiner-Holbrook (played by Kristi Jill Wood)
    • Lansford Ingalls (played by Nicolas Coster)
    • Charlotte Holbrook (played by Virginia Kiser)
    • Young Charles Ingalls (played by Matthew Laborteaux)
  • Episode 17
    • Bobby Harris (played by Michael Mullins)
    • Anna Mears (played by Lenora May)
    • Shaniel Mears (played by Donald Moffat)
    • Rev. Pritchard (played by Woodrow Parfrey)
  • Episode 21
    • Dr. Burke (played by Ford Rainey)
    • Miseth Barton (played by Rob Kenneally)

Season five[edit]

  • Episode 4
    • John Bevins (played by Cliff Emmich)
    • Bess Bevins (played by Kate Woodville)
    • Amelia Bevins (played by Julie Ann Haddock)
  • Episode 5
  • Episode 8
    • Erich Schiller (played by Ike Eisenmann)
    • Otto Schiller (played by King Moody)
    • Anna Schiller (played by Lisa Pera)
  • Episode 15
    • Isaac Singerman (played by John Bleifer)
    • Aaron Singerman (played by Alvin Kupperman)
  • Episode 18
    • Miss Elliot (played by Ellen Regan)
    • Holly (played by Martha Nix)
    • Giles Kendall (played by Philip Abbott)
  • Episode 20
    • Adele Larrabee (played by Joan Tompkins—wife of Karl Swenson)
  • Episode 22
    • Leslie Harper (played by Jenny Sullivan)
    • Samantha Harper (played by Kyle Richards)
    • Bret Harper (played by Charles Ciofi)
    • Thomas Harper (played by Bobby Rolofson)
  • Episode 24
    • Dylan Whitaker (played by Steve Shaw)

Season six[edit]

  • Episode 3
  • Episode 6
    • Russell Harmon (played by William Schallert)
    • Anna Craig Alden (played by Iris Korn)
  • Episode 9
    • Milo Stavroupolis (played by Leo Gordon)
    • Anna Stavroupolis (played by Nora Meerbaum)
  • Episode 10
    • Rev. Danforth (played by James Olson)
  • Episode 12
  • Episode 13
  • Episode 20
    • Penelope Parker (played by Stacey Sipes)
  • Episode 21
  • Episode 22

Season seven[edit]

  • Episode 1
  • Episode 4
    • Dan Ellerbee (played by James Jarnagin)
    • Pete Ellerbee (played by William Traylor)
  • Episode 6
  • Episode 7
    • Brenda Sue Longworth (played by Tisch Raye)
  • Episode 8
    • Leslie Barton (played by Suzy Gilstrap)
  • Episode 9
  • Episode 15
    • Hertzell Lundy (played by Mel Stewart)
  • Episode 17
  • Episode 19
    • Edgar Mills (played by Jeff Corey)
    • Edna Mills (played by Barbara Collentine—wife of Richard Bull)
  • Episode 21
    • Mr Case (played by Ivan Bonar)
    • Jed Cooper (played by EJ Andre)
    • Sarah Cooper (played by ME Loree)
    • Alvin Cooper (played by George McDaniel)
  • Episode 22
    • Isaiah Tompkins (played by Len Wayland)

Season eight[edit]

  • Episode 1
    • Miss Mason (played by Elizabeth Hoffman)
    • Michele Pierson (played by Melora Hardin)
  • Episode 4
    • Dr. Caleb Ledoux (played by Don Marshall)
    • Mattie Ledoux (played by Marlene Warfield)
  • Episode 5
    • Mortimer Carstairs (played by Patrick Collins)
    • Ralph Waldo Emerson (played by George Petrie)
  • Episode 6
    • Amy Cassidy (played by Martha Nix)
    • Rodolfo Gambini (played by Jack Kruschen)
    • Ana Rosa Gambini (played by Gloria Manos)
    • Marco Gambini (played by Stephen Manley)
    • Stefano Gambini (played by Robert Torti)
  • Episode 7
    • Max (played by Todd Susman)
    • Georgie (played by Royce D. Applegate)
  • Episode 9
    • Elmer Miles (played by J.Brennan Smith)
  • Episode 10
    • Major Guffey (played by Laurie Main)
  • Episode 12
    • Gideon Hale (played by Peter Billingsley)
    • Braden Hale (played by Dennis Howard)
    • Mrs. Hale (played by Jennifer Rhodes)
  • Episode 14
  • Episode 16
    • Sam Terhune (played by J.A. Preston)
    • Naomi Terhune (played by Marguerite DeLain)
  • Episode 20
    • Sherman Andruss (played by Dennis Lipscomb)
    • Helen Andruss (played by Judith Weston)
    • Louisa Beckwith (played by Ruth Silveira)
    • Horace Beckwith (played by Calvin Bartlett)
    • Nora Cramer (played by Betty McGuire)
  • Episode 21
  • Episode 22

Season nine[edit]

Characters based on real people[edit]

The Ingalls family[edit]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Charles Ingalls
 
Caroline Lake Quiner
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
James Wilder
 
Angeline Day
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mary Ingalls
 
 
 
 
Carrie Ingalls
 
Freddy Ingalls
 
Grace Ingalls
 
 
 
Laura Wilder
 
Royal Wilder
 
Eliza Jane Wilder
 
Alice Wilder
 
 
 
 
Perley Wilder
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Laura Ingalls
 
Almanzo Wilder
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rose Wilder
 
{{{UNNAM}}}
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
{{{ UNNA baby baby wilder }}}
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Delano line :
Jonathan Delano (b.1647) and Mercy Warren (1658–1727) (gdau. of Richard Warren of the Mayflower)
Jonathan Delano (b.1680) and Amy Hatch (b.1687)
Jabez Delano (b.1708) and Prudence Hibbard (b.1711)
  • Colby line :
Matthew Colby (b.1530) and (from 1555) Mary (last name unknown) (b.1532)
Thomas Colby (b.1567) and (from May 4, 1596) Anne Jackson (b.1571)
Anthony Colby (b.1605) and (from 1632) Susanna Haddon (b.1608)
John Colby (b.1633) and (from January 14, 1655) Frances Hoyt (b.1636)
John Colby (b.1656) and (from December 27, 1675) Sarah Eldridge (b.1658)
Joseph Colby (b.1680) and (from November 22, 1704) Anne Bartlett (b.1684)
Nathan Colby (b.1710) and (from December 18, 1735) Hannah Worthen (b.1716)






 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jonathan Ingalls (1750–1834)
&
Martha Jane Locke (1753–1785)
 
Jonathan Delano (1735–1811)
&
Anne Ladd (1734–1816)
 
Ezekiel Colby (1739–1791)
&
Sally Fowler (1734–1834)
 
Elijah Blood (1748–1826)
&
Eunice Sleeman (1758–1811)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Samuel Ingalls (1771–1841)
 
Margaret Delano (1773–1837)
 
Nathan Colby (1778–1857)
 
Eunice Blood (1782–1862)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lansford Ingalls (1812–1896)
 
 
 
Laura Colby (1810–1883)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Peter Ingalls (1833–1900)
 
"baby boy" Ingalls (1835–1835)
 
Charles Ingalls (1836–1902)
 
Lydia Ingalls (1838–1913)
 
Polly Ingalls (1840–1886)
 
Lansford Ingalls (1842–1928)
 
Laura Ingalls (1845–1918)
 
Hiram Ingalls (1848–1923)
 
George Ingalls (1851–1901)
 
Ruby Ingalls (1855–1881)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Based on the data from : The Genealogy of Almanzo and Laura Ingalls Wilder

  • Peter Riley Ingalls (1833–1900) – born in Cuba, New York. On April 21, 1842, in Brookfield, Wisconsin married Eliza Ann Quiner (see : The Quiners) and they had 6 children (see below). They left Pepin in 1874, together with Laura's family, and stopped in Zumbro Falls, Minnesota. Next they moved to South Troy, Minnesota where the Ingalls visited them for some time (in 1876).
    • Alice Josephine Ingalls (23 Apr 1862 – 30 Jan 1934) – married Arthur Whiting. They had five children, born between 1883 and 1899.
    • Ella Estella Ingalls (23 Jan 1865 – 9 Mar 1945) – married Leslie Lee Whiting and had four children, born between 1885 and 1894. She spent some time in DeSmet, with her husband and the eldest baby Earl Leland.
    • Peter Franklin Ingalls (16 Nov 1866 – 23 Sep 1932) – lived with Laura and Almanzo in De Smet for a while. Married Mary Edith "Molly" McGowin and they had seven children.
    • Lansford Newcomb Ingalls (b. 5 Apr 1870),
    • Edith Florence "Dolly Varden" (23 Jun 1872 – 13 Jul 1951), on 9 Jun 1892 married Heil Nelson Bingham and they had eight children, born between 1893 and 1912.
    • Edmond Llewellyn Ingalls (b. 26 Aug 1880), married Edith Mae Ide and they had 6 children. (Lois Ingalls Gibson, Herbert Ingalls, Wallace Ingalls, Margaret Ingalls Cowsar and William Ingalls).
  • "baby boy" Ingalls (1835–1835). Died at approximately two weeks of age, of "convulsions", and had not been named yet.
  • Charles Phillip Ingalls (1836–1902) – Laura's father
  • Lydia Louise Ingalls (1838–1913) – on 15 Jan 1856, she married Robert Fulton Clough and later – in 1859, Joseph Stouff. She had five children, first of whom was Clough's.
    • Issac Lafayette Clough (b.1857, got married in 1876)
    • Robert Stouff
    • Minnie Stouff – married a man with the surname Phillips.
    • Amy Stouff
    • Amos Alvin Stouff
  • Polly Melona Ingalls (1840–1886) – born in Cuba, New York. In 1859 married Henry Odin Quiner (see : The Quiners) and they had six children (see below). The family left Pepin with Laura's family in 1868 and both families stopped in Rothville, Missouri. In 1869 they returned to Pepin. Some time later they went West.
    • Louisa Quiner (b. 1860),
    • Charles Quiner (b. 1862),
    • Albert Quiner (b. 1865),
    • Charlotte "Lottie" Quiner (b. 1867),
    • Ruby Quiner
    • Lillian Quiner
  • Lansford James Ingalls (1842–1928) – was married twice; to Sarah Dickinson (1846–1897) and later to Mary Dickinson. Both of them were born in England.
    • Samuel James Ingalls
    • Sara Belle Ingalls
    • William Walter Ingalls
    • Mary Elizabeth Ingalls
    • Edward Eugene Ingalls
    • Horace Foster Ingalls
    • Andrew Jackson Ingalls – had a son
    • Olive May Ingalls
    • Martha Esther Ingalls
  • Laura Ladocia "Docia" Ingalls (1845–1918) – married August Waldvogel (divorced later) and the couple had two children (see below). Next she married Hiram "Hi" Forbes and they had 7 daughters. Hiram was a contractor for the Chicago and North Western Railway. They spent some time in DeSmet with the Ingalls but soon moved to Nebraska. They lost contact. Hiram died in 1906.
    • Lena Waldvogel (1866–1943)
    • August Eugene "Jean" Waldvogel (b. 1870).
  • Hiram Lemuel Ingalls (1848–1923) – on 18 Oct 1867, married Sarah Elizabeth Woodward (1847–1910) and on 27 Feb 1919 – Ellen Parker
    • Laura Eliza Ingalls
    • Ruby Evaline Ingalls
    • Phillip L. Ingalls
    • Sarah Jeanette Ingalls
    • Mary Rose Ellen Ingalls
    • Hiram LeRoy "Roy" Ingalls
    • Leo Vincent Ingalls
  • George Whiting Ingalls (1851–1901)
  • Ruby Celestia Ingalls (1855–1881) (Father of the children unknown)
    • George
    • Dolly Warden
    • Sherman

The Quiner family[edit]





 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
William Quiner (1773–1831)
 
Margaret Doer
(1774–1839)
 
 
Lewis Tucker (1779–1870)
 
Martha Gráinne Morse (1772–1862)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Henry Quiner (1809–1844)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Charlotte Tucker (1809–1884)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Frederic M. Holbrook (1819-1874)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Martha Quiner (1832–1836)
 
Joseph Quiner (1834–1862)
 
Henry Quiner (1835–1880)
 
Martha Quiner (1837–1927)
 
Caroline Quiner (1839–1924)
 
Eliza Quiner (1842–1931)
 
Thomas Quiner (1844–1903)
 
Charlotte Holbrook (1854–1939)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

(Laura's maternal great-great-grandparents)
Allan Alexander Morse and Margaret Drummond *These are fictional names. Real names unknown.

(Laura's maternal great-grandparents)
Lewis Tucker (1779–1870) and Martha Gráinne Morse (1772–1862)
William Quiner (1773–1831) and Margaret Doer (1774–1839)

(Laura's maternal grandparents)
Charlotte Tucker and Henry Quiner

THEIR CHILDREN (Laura's aunts and uncles) :
  • Martha Morse Quiner (1832–1836)
  • Joseph Carpenter Quiner (1834–1862). He married Nancy Frank in Wisconsin in 1856. Died of wounds suffered at the Battle of Shiloh.
  • Henry Odin Quiner (1835–1880) – born on December 7 in Ohio. He married Polly Ingalls (for more – see above)
  • Martha Jane Quiner (1837–1927) – married Charles Carpenter in 1860.
    • William Augustus (1861–1884)
    • Joseph Quiner (1863–1923) married Elizabeth C.Reese.
      • Phoebe Quiner
      • Joseph Quiner
      • Elizabeth Quiner
      • Clara Quiner
      • Martha Quiner
      • Charles Quiner
      • Theodore Quiner
      • Donald Quiner
      • Lillian Quiner
      • Emilie Quiner
    • Lettice "Lottie" Jane (1864–1949)
    • Nancy Cora (1865–1955)
    • Martha Eliza (1868–1871)
    • Millicent Ann (1869–1960)
    • Charles Carr (1871–1918)
    • Emma Bertha (1873–1955)
    • Etta Minerva (1874–1899)
    • Martha Josephine (1876–1962)
    • Marion Caroline (1879–1939)
    • Myrtie Emmeline (1879–1956)
    • Thomas Quiner (1882–1944)
    • George Lockwood (1882–1954)
  • Caroline Lake Quiner (December 12, 1839 – April 20, 1924) – Laura's mother
  • Eliza Ann Quiner (1842–1931) – born on April 21 in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Both families – the Ingalls and the Quiners – moved several times and stopped finally in Jefferson County, Wisconsin. Eliza married Peter Ingalls in Concord, Wisconsin, on June 5, 1861 (for more – see above).
  • Thomas Lewis Quiner (1844–1903) – born on November 23. He married Lillian Graham Hill. They lived for some time in DeSmet. Died in an accident at the Columbia River on February 23, 1903.
    • Helen Marion Quiner
    • Alice Quiner
    • Donald Quiner
    • Dugold Lewis Quiner
    • Lillian Josephine Quiner
    • John Hill Quiner(born in 1902 or 1903).

Henry Quiner died in October 1844 in the sinking of a trading ship on the Great Lakes. Charlotte Tucker Quiner remarried, to Frederic Holbrook, and they had one child

  • Charlotte E. "Lottie" Holbrook (January 20, 1854 – February 15, 1939). She married Henry Moore (b. 1852) in 1875.
    • Frederick Moore (b. 1878)
    • Arvin Moore (b. 1880)
    • Harry C. Moore (b. 1882)
    • Ralph Moore (b. 1887)
    • Pearl Eva Moore (b. 1888)

Charlotte Tucker[edit]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lewis Tucker
 
 
 
Martha Morse
(1782–1862)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Betsy Tucker (1800–?)
 
Lewis Tucker (1802–?)
 
Linus Tucker (1802–?)
 
Lydia Tucker
(1805–?)
 
Thomas Tucker (1807–?)
 
Charlotte Tucker
(1809–1884)
 
Caroline Tucker (1811–?)
 
Mary Tucker
(1813–?)
 
Nancy Tucker (1816–?)
 
George Tucker(1820–1821)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Charlotte Wallis Tucker was born on May 25, 1809 in Roxbury, Massachusetts (a suburb of Boston). She died September 20, 1884 in Rome, Wisconsin. Her mostly fictionalised story was described in the four-book series The Charlotte Years by Melissa Wiley. Charlotte was maternal grandmother to Laura Ingalls Wilder.

As a young woman, Charlotte married Henry Newton Quiner from Connecticut. She was the first woman in her family to travel west, living in Ohio and Indiana before settling in the frontier town of Brookfield, Wisconsin.

Martha Morse[edit]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Allan Alexander Morse
 
 
 
Margaret Drummond
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grisell "Grisie" Morse (b. 1774)
 
Alisdair Morse (b.1776)
 
Robert "Robbie" Morse (b.1778)
 
Duncan Morse (b.1780)
 
Martha Morse
(1782–1862)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Martha Morse was born on January 2, 1782 in Scotland, where her father was a wealthy landowners in the Scottish Highlands. Her mostly fictionalised story was told in the four-book seriesThe Martha Years, by Melissa Wiley. Martha was Charlotte Tucker's mother and great-grandmother to Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Martha married Lewis Tucker, a blacksmith's son. Lewis and Martha travelled to the United States and began their new life near Boston, Massachusetts, becoming the first of Laura's ancestors to immigrate to America.

The Wilder family[edit]




 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daniel Wilder (1764–1851)
 
Mary Polly Gould (1765–1828)
 
Thomas Payne
 
Sarah Stewart Mason
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Abel Wilder (1784–1849)
 
 
 
Hannah Payne (1790–1842)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Royal Gould Wilder (1809–1815)
 
Thomas Payne Wilder (1811–?)
 
James Mason Wilder (1812–?)
 
Hannah Payne Wilder (1814–1891)
 
Royal Gould Wilder (1816–1887)
 
Phoebe Wilder (1821–1890)
 
Polly Maria Wilder (1824–1851)
 
William Wilder (1828–1909)
 
Sarah Charlotte Wilder (1820–1892)
 
Joshua Prince Wilder (1832–1832)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Royal Gould Wilder (1809–1815)
  • Thomas Payne Wilder (1811–?)
  • James Mason Wilder (1812–?) – Almanzo's father. Married Angeline Albina Day.
    • Laura Ann Wilder (1844–1899) – born June 15, 1844, in 1874 married Harrison Lomanzo Howard.
      • Kearny Howard (step-child, born c.1869)
      • Angelina Esther Howard (1876–1964), in 1897 married Fred Merritt.
        • Ralph Merritt
        • Ethel Merritt
        • Howard Merritt
      • Harrison J.Howard (1878–1918)
      • Josephine Howard (1880–1918), married to William Walker
      • Ralph Waldo Howard (1881–1934), married to Estelle C.
        • Charles E. Howard (1908–1978)
        • Clarence Howard (1909–1913)
        • James J. Howard (1911–1981)
        • Ralph R. Howard (1913–1921)
        • Ralph Waldo Howard (1914–1976)
        • Paul Martin Howard (1920–1923)
    • Royal Gould Wilder (1847–1925), born February 20, 1847. In 1893, married Electa Averill Hutchison.
      • Ethel Hutchinson (step-child, died 1905), married Willard Stevens (died in 1928)
      • Clyde Hutchinson (step-child), married Edna Baily
      • Rae Hutchinson (step-child), married Bertha Luedtke (died 1910)
      • Mae Hutchinson (step-child), in 1912 married George Pooler
      • Angeline Bernice Wilder (1894–1957), in 1917 married Arlow Laging and in 1929, George Granger.
      • "baby girl" Wilder (stillborn in 1897)
      • Susan E. Wilder (1898–1899)
    • Eliza Jane Wilder (1850–1930), born January 3, 1850. In 1893, married Thomas Jefferson Thayer and in 1904, Maxwell Gordon. Died in Los Angeles.
      • Walcott Wilder Thayer (1894–1965), in 1918 married Frances Cockrell.
        • Walter Thayer – married Elaine Ditch
          • Cynthia Thayer
          • Walter Thayer
        • Francis Gervaise Thayer – married Alena (last name unknown).
          • Thomas Thayer
          • Larry Thayer
        • Betty Mae Thayer – married a man with the surname Raymond, and later, a man with the surname Huey.
          • Cynthia Raymond
          • Walter Raymond
          • David Huey
          • Joan Huey
          • Donald Huey
    • Alice Wilder (1853–1892), born September 3, 1853. In 1879 married Albert A.Baldwin (1848–1905). Died in Florida.
      • Myrtle Baldwin (1880–1945), married to John R. Brown
      • Leland Edward Baldwin (1884–1913)
    • Almanzo Wilder (1857–1949)
    • Perley Day Wilder (1869–1934), born June 13, 1869, In 1897 married Elsie Lillian Merritt (1879–1948). Died in Los Angeles.
      • James Wilder (1903–?), married Thelma Gricourt
      • Gladys Wilder (1905–?)
      • Harold Wilder (1909–?)
      • Perley Wilder Jr., (1912–1977), married to Ethel Smith, and later, Dolores Moore
      • Dorothy Wilder (1914–1966). Married to Carl Pittman
      • John Wilder (1916–1916)
  • Hannah Payne Wilder (1814–1891)
  • Royal Gould Wilder (1816–1887) – born after his eldest brother's death (and so named after him). He became a reverend and married Eliza Jane Smith.
    • Robert Wilder
    • Grace Wilder
    • William Wilder
    • Edward Wilder
    • Mary Jane Wilder
  • Phoebe Wilder (1821–1890) – married Joseph C.Lamson.
    • Chester Lamson (1854–1934) – married Catherine McDonough.
      • Mabel Lamson (1888–1982)
    • Charles Lamson
    • Gussie Lamson
    • "baby girl" Lamson
  • Polly Maria Wilder (1824–1851)
  • William Wilder (1828–1909)
  • Sarah Charlotte Wilder (1820–1892) – married Andrew Day (her sister-in-law's – Almanzo's mother – brother)
    • Carrie May Day (1856–1898) – married Orville Everett.
      • Frances Everett – married a man with the last name of Smith.
        • Dorothy Belle Smith
    • Elmer A.Day (1862–1947) – married to Mary MacMaster (1864–1945)
    • Willard R.Day (1858–1891) – married Emma Hubbard
    • Grace Day (1864–1894) – married to Grant Collins
  • Joshua Prince Wilder (1832–1832)

The Day family[edit]




 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Justin Day, I
 
unknown
 
unknown
 
unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Justin Day, II
(1790–1861)
 
 
 
Diadema Bateman (1794–1868)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Laura Day (1819–?)
 
Delia Day (1824–?)
 
Angelina Albina Day (1821–?)
 
Calinda A.Day (1826–?)
 
Andrew Day
(1828–?)
 
John Wesley Day (1829–1907)
 
George W.Day (1821–1872)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Laura Day (1819–?)
  • Delia Day (1824–?)
  • Angelina Albina Day (1821–?) – married James Mason Wilder and they had six children, including Almanzo James Wilder (Laura Ingalls Wilder's husband). For more information, see above.
  • Celinda A.Day (1826–?)
  • Andrew Day (1828–?) – married Sarah Charlotte Wilder (1820–1892) and they had four children. For more information, see the Wilder's tree above (since Sarah was a sister of Almanzo's father).
  • John Wesley Day (1829–1907) – married Alcesta Lindy.
    • Fred Day
    • Frank Day
    • Albert Day
    • Wilton Day
  • George W.Day (1831–1873)

Neighbors, friends and acquaintances[edit]

  • Nellie Oleson was actually three real people: Nellie Owens, Genevieve Masters, and Stella Gilbert.
  • Lew Brewster was a pseudonym for Louis Bouchie, a homesteader who offered Laura her first teaching job.

External links[edit]