Carrie Ingalls Person Or Being In Fiction
Caroline Celestia "Carrie" Ingalls Swanzey (August 3, 1870 – June 2, 1946) was the third child of Charles and Caroline Ingalls, and was born in Montgomery County, Kansas. She was a younger sister of Laura Ingalls Wilder, who is known for her Little House books. As a child, Swanzey (according to Wilder) had been small, thin and frail, and of all the Ingalls family members, Carrie seems to have suffered the most through the deprivations of the long winter. Wilder remarks in a later book that Carrie "was not recovering from the hard winter as she should" (Little Town on the Prairie, chapter 12). Swanzey was not constantly ill, but she never did enjoy robust physical health during her life. She traveled to several places in her young adulthood seeking a more comfortable climate, but always returned to the harsh winter climate of South Dakota. During her late teen years Swanzey was a typesetter for the De Smet News, and later other newspapers throughout the state.On August 1, 1912, at age 41, she married widower David N. Swanzey (1854–1938), who is best remembered for his part in the naming of Mount Rushmore.