Rose Wilder Lane was born in 1886, in De Smet, Dakota Territory. She was the first child of Almanzo and Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the "Little House on the Prairie" book series for children? Rose's story is inspiring, she was a very accomplished woman.
Mary Amelia Ingalls (January 10, 1865 – October 20, 1928) was born near the town of Pepin, Wisconsin. She was the first child of Caroline and Charles Ingalls. She was the older sister of author Laura Ingalls Wilder. At the age of 14, Mary suffered an illness described as "a severe case of measles", which was scarlet fever which resulted in lifelong blindness.
Laura Elizabeth Ingalls Wilder (often referred to as "Half Pint") was the second of five children born to and in the dense pine forests near Pepin, on February 7, 1867. When she was young, Laura was the tomboy of the Ingalls daughters; preferring to go or play baseball instead of doing more ladylike activities. After moving to , Laura soon met and the two became rivals throughout most of their childhoods, although they did make amends when the two were older.