American female Author of the Little House on the Prairie series, which were based on her childhood in a pioneer family.
In 1882, she accepted her first teaching position in a one-room school, a few months before her 16th birthday.
When writing books about her childhood, she enlisted the help of her own daughter.
Married Almanzo Wilder in August 1885 and a combination of illness, disability, and drought put a strain on their marriage.
She was portrayed by Melissa Gilbert on the television program, Little House on the Prairie.
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