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Inger Cartwright
Biographical information
Full Name: Inger Borgstrom Cartwright
Occupation: former store keeper
Gender: female
Race/Ethnicity: Swedish
Hair color: Blond
Eye color: Blue
Died: from an Indian arrow
Family/Relatives: Gunnar Borgstrom
Spouse Ben Cartwright
Romances/Domestic Partners: Ben Cartwright
Children: Hoss Cartwright

Adam Cartwright (step-son)

Appeared on:
First Episode: A Rose for Lotta (mentioned)
Last Episode: Journey Remembered
Portrayed by: Inga Swenson
"Pa said she was like a clean, fresh sunrise"
Little Joe Cartwright[src]

Inger Cartwright was the second wife of Ben Cartwright, mother to Hoss Cartwright and step-mother to Adam Cartwright. Her sweet, motherly nature and genuine attraction to children had drawn young Adam to her when he first saw her. She fell in love with Ben first, but there were strong objections from her brother and the man who supposedly courted her. Inger left her life as a shopkeeper to go west with her new husband, and died in an Indian attack just weeks after Hoss was born.



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