Laura and Almanzo welcome their second child, a baby boy. They are undecided as far as names go, and Doc Baker examines the child to make sure he's in the best of health. But one fateful morning, the Wilders awaken to find their new baby deceased. Right away, a dumbfounded Laura places blame squarely on Doc Baker, whose business starts to wane and he considers leaving Walnut Grove. But, when Rose suddenly comes down with small pox, the good doctor is their only hope. Written by
Did You Know?
Laura and Almonzo had a son in real life. He was born on August 1, 1889 and died eleven days later, before he was given a name. He is buried next to his maternal grandparents, Charles and Caroline Ingalls. His headstone reads "Baby Son of A. J. Wilder." See more
Almanzo James Wilder
Dear God, he's dead. Our baby is dead!
Bringing In The Sheaves
Lyrics by Knowles Shaw
Music by George A. Minor
Sung by the church congregation See more