Royal Wilder

Royal Gould Wilder (1847 - 1925)

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Royal Gould Wilder
Born in Burke, Franklin, New York, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 16 Mar 1893 in Spring Valley, Fillmore, Minnesotamap
Died in Spring Valley, Fillmore, Minnesota, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 13 Feb 2020 | Created 8 Nov 2008 | Last significant change: 13 Feb 2020
17:55: David Moore edited the Biography and Birth Place for Royal Gould Wilder (1847-1925). [Thank David for this]
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Biography

Birth

Royal Wilder was born February 20, 1847 to James Wilder and Angeline Day in Burke, New York.

Siblings

Royal's older sister Laura Ann (Wilder) Howard was born in 1844. Royal was the first son born to his parents three years later. After his birth, his parents had four more children: Eliza Jane (Wilder) Thayer-Gordon, Alice Maria (Wilder) Baldwin, Almanzo James Wilder (husband of the famous Laura Ingalls Wilder), and Perley Day Wilder.

In 1879, Royal went with his brother Almanzo James Wilder and sister Eliza Jane (Wilder) Thayer-Gordon to what is now De Smet, South Dakota, where he filed on a homestead and owned a feed store. He later returned to Spring Valley, Minnesota to live near his parents.

Marriage

In 1893, Royal married Electa (Averill) Hutchinson[1], a widow with four children from her first marriage. Together they had three more children, but only one (Bernice) survived beyond infancy.

Business

Royal owned and operated a store in Spring Valley, Minnesota.

Books and Film

Royal's brother Almonzo's story is told in the books "Farmer Boy," "By the Shores of Silver Lake," "The Long Winter," "Little Town on the Prairie," and "These Happy Golden Years." These books were all written by Royal's sister-in-law Laura Ingalls Wilder. Royal is also referenced and talked about many times in these books. Royal also is talked about in the "Little House On The Prairie" TV series, and in the books that were written about Laura Ingalls Wilder's daughter Rose's growing up years.

Death

Royal died on April 21, 1925 in Spring Valley, Minnesota and was buried in the Spring Valley Cemetery, in Spring Valley, Minnesota.[2]

Sources

  1. "Minnesota Marriages, 1849-1950," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FD6P-N62 : 10 February 2018), Royal G. Wilder and Electra M. Hutchinson, 16 Mar 1893; citing Spring Valley, Fillmore, Minnesota, reference Pg 285, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,316,805.
  2. Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 14 February 2019), memorial page for Royal Gould Wilder (20 Feb 1847–21 Apr 1925), Find A Grave: Memorial #8377751, citing Spring Valley Cemetery, Spring Valley, Fillmore County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by M & K Fine (contributor 46603732).
  • "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCYD-T3F : 12 April 2016), Royal Wilder in household of James Mc Wilder, Burke, Franklin, New York, United States; citing family 186, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • "New York State Census, 1875," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VTDM-FGM : 12 March 2018), Royal G Wilder in household of James Wilder, Burke, Franklin, New York, United States; citing p. 21, line 41, State Library, Albany; FHL microfilm 878,020.
  • "Minnesota State Census, 1895," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQD6-3NH : 3 April 2016), Royal G Wilder, Spring Valley village, Fillmore, Minnesota; citing p. 13, line 5, State Library and Records Service, St.Paul; FHL microfilm 565,772.
  • "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9SH-Q89 : accessed 8 June 2019), Royal G Wilder, Spring Valley Township Spring Valley village, Fillmore, Minnesota, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 38, sheet 8A, family 172, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,763.
  • "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M2L1-SJ1 : accessed 8 June 2019), Royal G Wilder, Spring Valley Ward 2, Fillmore, Minnesota, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 36, sheet 15A, family 351, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 697; FHL microfilm 1,374,710.
  • "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWYH-K7Z : accessed 8 June 2019), Royal G Wilder, Spring Valley, Fillmore, Minnesota, United States; citing ED 35, sheet 15B, line 85, family 119, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 830; FHL microfilm 1,820,830.


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