Rose Wilder Lane, the daughter of Almanzo and Laura Ingalls Wilder, was married to Claire Gilette Lane in 1909.
Later that year, Rose became pregnant, an episode she seldom mentioned for the rest of her life.
A death certificate for the child has been discovered in recent years. The child simply referred to as Infant Lane, died on November 23, 1909 in Salt Lake City.
The date of birth is also noted as November 23, 1909. The cause of death is listed as stillborn (listed as “still born”). And under the contributory cause of death is listed that the baby was a premature birth, with the pregnancy being only 6 months along, instead of the usual 9 months. At the time of Infant Lane’s birth, babies this premature did not survive, even if the baby was not stillborn.
Infant Lane was buried the following day, according to the death certificate. He is buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Salt Lake City.
It is worth noting that Rose, Laura nor Caroline had a baby boy survive infancy.