Laura (Wilder) Howard
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Laura Ann (Wilder) Howard (1844 - 1899)

Laura Ann Howard formerly Wilder
Born in Burke, Franklin County, New York, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 31 Dec 1874 in Fillmore, Minnesota, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 54 in Crowley, Acadia Parish, Louisiana, United Statesmap
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Laura Ann Wilder was born on June 15, 1844 in Burke, Franklin County, New York, United States. Her parents were James Wilder and Angeline Day.

She married Harrison Lamanzo Howard on December 31, 1874. She had 5 children and one stepson:

  1. Harrison Howard
  2. Ralph Waldo Howard
  3. Angeline
  4. Josephine
  5. Carrie (died young)
  6. Kearney Howard (stepson)

She died on April 16, 1899 in Crowley, Acadia Parish, Louisiana, United States.

Family Connection

Laura Ann Wilder Howard was the sister of Almanzo Wilder.

Laura was never mentioned in the Little House' 'books as to not confuse the readers with the author, Laura Ingalls Wilder.

One of the houses she lived in with her parents and siblings is a museum.[1]


Old Crowley Cemetery, Crowley, Acadia Parish, Louisiana


  1. Almanzo Wilder Farm in Malone New York
  • 1880 Census: "United States Census, 1880"
    citing Volume: 1; Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Affiliate Publication Number: T9; Affiliate Line Number: 00005; Digital film/folder number: 005161049; FHL microfilm: 1254619; Image number: 760; Sheet number: 437; Sheet letter: A; Packet letter: D
    FamilySearch Record: MZ97-G64 (accessed 26 April 2024)
    FamilySearch Image: 33SQ-GYB2-9D6X
    Laura A Howard (33), wife, Keeping House, in household of Harrisen L. Howard (44) in Spring Valley, Fillmore, Minnesota, United States. Born in New York, United States.
Name Sex Race Age Status Relation Occupation Birth Place
Harrisen L. Howard M White 44 Married Head Farmer Pennsylvania
Laura A. Howard F White 33 Married Wife Keeping House New York
Kerney A. Howard M White 11 Single Son Pennsylvania
Angeline E. Howard F White 4 Single Daughter Minnesota
Carrie J. Howard F White 2 Single Daughter Minnesota
Josephine Howard F White 1 Single Daughter Minnesota
Esther Howard F White 63 Widowed Mother Keeping House New York

  • Marriage
Name Harrison L. Howard
Spouse's Name Laura A. Wilder
Event Date 31 Dec 1874
Event Place , Fillmore, Minnesota
Citing this Record
"Minnesota Marriages, 1849-1950," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), Harrison L. Howard and Laura A. Wilder, 31 Dec 1874; citing , Fillmore, Minnesota, reference , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,316,804.

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