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Oscar Edmund "Cap" Garland
Birth: Dec. 27, 1864
Avoca
Iowa County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Nov. 3, 1891
South Dakota, USA

Literary Figure. He was known as Laura's friend and hero, Cap Garland in Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Little House" books. In her book "The Long Winter", he saved the town of De Smet from starvation by going 15 miles to find wheat in a blizzard, along with Almanzo James Wilder. In real life, he really did save the town from starving and was known for his flashing grin, white/blonde hair and pale blue eyes. 
 
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 Parents:
  Margaret Frances Pettit Garland (1837 - 1913)
 
 Sibling:
  Florence Adelia Garland Dawley (1862 - 1935)*
  Oscar Edmund Garland (1864 - 1891)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Collins Cemetery
Willow Lake
Clark County
South Dakota, USA
 
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Record added: Mar 14, 2000
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Oscar Edmund Cap Garland
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Oscar Edmund Cap Garland
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Oscar Edmund Cap Garland
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-Anonymous
 Added: Aug. 11, 2014
Dear Mr. Garland,Laura Ingalls wrote some books and spoke about you. It is the year 2014. I bet you would be tickled to know that people know who you are. Someday in heaven, I'll meet you. Rest in peace and I'm sorry for the way you passed on. Tell Mrs...(Read more)
- Heidi Dietrich
 Added: Jul. 18, 2014

-Anonymous
 Added: Jul. 11, 2014
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