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11 responses to “Alice Wilder in Florida”

  1. Cheryl Whitlock

    Thanks for a great post Jonni. I love finding obscure links to Laura and this is a great one.

  2. John A. Bass

    HEY! (Hey Cheryl!) I agree with Cheryl, too…I love to see and read “these type” blogs, because it pertains to very important historical aspects of Laura and her family. I love to travel, like Rebecca, and will be going (back) to Florida this year, too…to visit Alice and Al Baldwin’s grave. What do you all think of a story (with photos) of the many different grave sites of all the family? Perhaps for the Homesteader! I will begin to work on this soon, for I have been wanting to put this together for awhile anyways.
    P.S. Please remember to pay a visit to WESTVILLE, FLORIDA! We are having our 4th Annual Ingalls Family and Friends Picnic Reunion on Sat., Sept. 26, 2009! Hope to see YOU there! -John Bass

  3. Cheryl Whitlock

    John, I think that the grave site story is a great idea.

    I hope to make it back to Westville this year. I missed it in 2008, but you and all the Ingalls family members were in my thoughts. Anyone who has not been, you definitely won’t go hungry.

  4. karen Steliga

    It is always refreshing to know that I am not the only one who is fanatically interested in anything to do with Laura Ingalls Wilder. I have always wanted to know why Alice died so young. Ever since I went to Laura and Almanzo’s house and saw Alice’s picture as an adult (I remember being shocked at how pretty she was), I had wanted to know what happened to her. This summer I am planning to go to the Wilder home in Malone!

  5. Patty C

    Thank you for the fun read. Does anyone know what Alice died of?

  6. Jennifer Neale

    Thank you for posting this story. I have many great memories from reading/watching Little House series. One little detail, there have been burials there within the past 50 years. My father David C. Neale was buried there August 6, 2005. As a child I visited my father in Florida each summer and we would go on long drives and adventures…a favorite spot was this cemetery. When he died unexpectedly, without his burial/funeral wishes known, there was only one place I could think of that had special meaning to us. It took some tracking down but I found the cemetery caretaker and there were two spots left. I sure wish I would have known about Ms. Baldwin when I was a child. From now on I will pay my respects and make sure she has flowers. Thank you again for posting:)

  7. Annia

    Thanks for the information. I’ve always wondered about Alice, seeing how closed she was with her brother, Almanzo. I found a picture of her entire family when she was about 15-16, I guess, and she was the prettiest one of all three Wilder girls. May God rest her soul.

  8. Stephen Tate

    What an awsesome discovery! Thank you for the information as I also love finding out what happened to all the characters in Laura s books.

  9. Anonymous

    Thank you for this.
    I was wondering if Alice has any descendants from her daughter.

  10. Stephen tate

    Does any one have any pics of Alice. ?

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