Alice Maria Wilder was born to James Mason And Angeline Albina Day Wilder on September 3, 1853 near Malone, New York. She is the sister of Almanzo Wilder.
Alice features heavily in Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder, as one of Almanzo’s siblings. At the start of the book, Alice is 10 and Almanzo is almost 9, and their closeness in age means that they spent a lot of time together in the book. The last mention of Alice in Farmer Boy is during the chapter Christmas.
Driving home that night, they all felt good. Alice’s woolwork had won first prize, and Eliza Jane had a red ribbon and Alice had a blue ribbon for jellies. Father said the Wilder family had done itself proud, that day.
Chapter 21 County Fair, Farmer Boy
After the time period of Farmer Boy, Alice moved with her parents to Spring Valley, Minnesota.
Alice later married Albert Asa Baldwin in 1878 at age ~25 in Spring Valley, Minnesota, where the Wilder family had settled.
Alice and Albert had two children, Myrtle Emmeline (Baldwin) Brown born in 1880 and Leland Edward Baldwin born in 1885.
Alice died on February 22, 1892 at only 38 years of age. She is buried on Merritt Island in Florida.