Edith (Ingalls) Bingham
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Edith Dolley Varden (Ingalls) Bingham (1872 - 1951)

Edith Dolley Varden Bingham formerly Ingalls
Born in Rock Elm, Pierce County, Wisconsin, USAmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died at age 79 in Durango, La Plata, Coloradomap
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Edith Florence “Dolly” Ingalls, daughter of Peter Riley Ingalls and Eliza Ann Quiner, was born 1872 in Wisconsin. She died 1951 in Durango, La Plata, Colorado. She is buried at Greenmont Cemetery, Durango, La Plata, Colorado. [1]

“She is mentioned only in passing by her nickname, Dolly, in The Little House in the Big Woods, by Laura Ingalls Wilder. She was only a baby in the chapter entitled “Christmas.” But that’s a thrill enough for this great-great-grandchild of hers! But what’s even more amazing is the story of how that branch of the Ingalls family converted to Catholicism, which gave me my Catholic faith.” [2]

She married Hiel Nelson Bingham.

Hiel and Edith became the parents of seven children:

  1. Estella Cora Bingham (1895-1967)
  2. Pearl Eliza Bingham (1897-1976)
  3. Percy H. Bingham (1900-1976)
  4. Mabel J. Bingham (1902-1996)
  5. Thomas Franklin Bingham (1905-1908)
  6. Edna Florence Bingham (1908-1911)
  7. James Duane Bingham (1912-1995)

She was living in Elgin, Wabasha County, Minnesota in 1885. [3] She was living in North Dakota in 1900. [4]


  1. Find A Grave: Memorial #139245385
  2. How My Branch of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Family Converted to Catholicism
  3. "Minnesota State Census, 1885," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQFV-LF7 : accessed 2 March 2016), Edith Ingalls in household of Peter Ingalls, Elgin, Wabasha, Minnesota; citing p. 2, volume Wabasha, State Library and Records Service, St.Paul; FHL microfilm 565,757.
  4. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9VG-5FR : accessed 2 March 2016), Edith F Bingham in household of Hill M Bingham, Bowen, Denver, Harlem, Vivian & Verner Townships Forman town (pt.), Sargent, North Dakota, United States; citing sheet 2B, family 37, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,232.

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