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He is the unruly son of Mrs. Bogart. He ruins the reputation of the young schoolteacher.
Bea is Carol's Swedish maid. She is as young as Carol. They are good friends. She marries the town's handyman Bjornstam. She dies of typhoid.
Miles Bjornstam is a democrat and an atheist. He is loved by the children and hated by the adults of Gopher Prairie.
He is the son of Bea and Bjornstam. He dies of typhoid.
Erik is the son of a Swedish farmer. He is the assistant of Nat Hicks the tailor. He looks like a Greek God, dresses well, is very polite and has ambitions to become a fashion designer.
Dr.Westlake is a senior doctor. He is jealous of the Kennicotts.
He loves to read books.
She is a jealous woman and spreads rumors about Carol.
Dr. Mc Ganum
He is the son-in-law of the Westlakes.
Dr. Terry Gould
Terry is another doctor in the town. He marries Rita Simmons.
She is the daughter of one of the owners of the Bon Ton store. She is a member of the Jolly Seventeen.
They are the richest people in Gopher Prairie. Dawson is a moneylender.
Jack Elder owns the planning mill, the Minniemashie House and a large share in the Farmer's National Bank. He loves hunting. Mrs. Elder is a member of the Jolly Seventeen and is considered to be a good sport.
He is the president of the Ionic Bank. He is considered to be a troglodyte because of his hatred for modernization.
Ella is the daughter of Ezra Stowbody. She studied singing and oratory for a year and is considered to be a professional reciter by her friends.
She takes the place of Vida in the school as a teacher. Her reputation is ruined by Cy Bogart and she is forced to resign from school.
He is the owner of the flourmill.