Rose Wilder is the daughter of Laura and Almanzo Wilder. Rose is the niece of Royal Wilder, Eliza Jane Wilder, Perley Day Wilder, Mary Ingalls Kendell, Carrie Ingalls, and Grace Ingalls. She is the adoptive niece of Albert Quinn Ingalls, James Cooper Ingalls, and Cassandra Cooper Ingalls. She is the granddaughter of Charles Ingalls, Caroline Ingalls, and Almanzo's parents. Rose had a younger brother who was un-named and died a week after birth. She is also the cousin of Adam Kendell Jr. (dead) and Jenny Wilder.
Laura Ingalls Wilder (mother)
Almanzo Wilder (father)
Jenny Wilder (adoptive sister)
Un-named Wilder (deceased brother)
Charlotte Quiner (great grandmother deceased)
Henry Quiner (great grandfather deceased)
Laura Colby Ingalls (great grandmother deceased)
Lansford Ingalls (great grandfather)
Caroline Ingalls (grandmother)
Charles Ingalls (grandfather)
Jenny Wilder (cousin)
Miran Wilder (cousin)
Rubart Wilder (cousin)
Un-named Kendall (cousin deceased)
Adam Kendall Jr. (cousin deceased)
Mary Ingalls Kendall (aunt)
Carrie Ingalls (aunt)
Charles Fredrick Ingalls Jr. (uncle deceased)
Grace Ingalls (aunt)
Albert Quinn Ingalls (adoptive uncle)
James Cooper Ingalls (adoptive uncle)
Cassandra Cooper Ingalls (adoptive aunt)
HistoryEditLaura and Almanzo found out that they would be having a baby in I Do, Again . Rose Wilder was born in Days of Sunshine, Days of Shadow. (Part 2 here.) At the time, Almanzo was bitter and angry, the first thing Rose heard her father say was, "Good thing it isn't a boy, can't play ball with your son when you're a cripple." After a short bit, Rose became her father's little girl gaining the nickname Rosie Posie. After her brother died she was found with the illness smallpox. Her mother, Laura, loved her more then anything, going to great lengths to protect her. Rose liked to be held and would sometimes cry just for that reason. She was still a toddler/infant when the TV show ended. In the after movies it is guessed she ranged from 1 to 4 years old.
Outside of her parents, Rose is loved by her grandparent Charles and Caroline who have no other living grandchildren. Uncles and aunts, both on her parent's side and cousins comment on not being able to wait for Laura to finally have her baby. Jenny watches Rose a lot when Laura and Almanzo are busy.
Rose was kidnapped in Little house: Bless All The Dear Children, by a woman whose baby has just died. Laura and Almanzo both search everywhere for their daughter and with the help of Mr. Edwards and an orphan boy, find her.