Grace Pearl Ingalls Dow – Biography
Grace Pearl Ingalls was the fifth and final child Charles and Caroline Ingalls and was born on May 23, 1877. Being only eight years old when Laura married, Grace thus played only a minor role in the last books of the series, often as a little girl who always tried to help, but often found more trouble or made more of a mess.
Grace also followed her mother and Laura in that she became a school teacher near De Smet, South Dakota.
On October 16, 1901, Grace married Nathan William Dow in the Ingalls family home, in the front parlor. She cared for her older sister Mary after her mother’s death. Grace never had any children, and died in Manchester, South Dakota on November 10, 1941.