Mary Power – Biography
One of Laura’s closest girl friends in De Smet, South Dakota was Mary Power. But it is obvious that they both lost touch after Laura moved away, as Laura wrote in an open letter to her readers that Mary Power died while still at an early age. This proved to be incorrect.
Mary lived in De Smet and married Ed Sanford, a local banker. They lived just across the street from Ma and Pa’s house in De Smet. They did not have any children. In the early 1900s, Mary and Ed relocated to Bellingham, Washington, on the west coast of the United States, which is perhaps why Laura lost touch with Mary.