1865 – Mary Ingalls Born

On this date Mary Amelia Ingalls was born in Pepin, Wisconsin. Mary was the older sister of , author of the “Little House” series. After a bout with scarlett fever, Mary went blind in 1879. On November 23, 1881, she enrolled in the College for the Blind in Vinton, Iowa. She died in Keystone, South Dakota in 1928. [Source: ]