Caroline Harrison

First Lady of the United States (1832-1892)

Caroline Lavinia Scott Harrison (October 1, 1832 - October 25, 1892) was the wife of Benjamin Harrison. She was the First Lady of the United States from 1889 until her death.

Caroline Lavinia Scott Harrison
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Caroline Harrison
Born(1832-10-01)October 1, 1832
DiedOctober 25, 1892(1892-10-25) (aged 60)
OccupationFirst Lady of the United States
Spouse(s)Benjamin Harrison

Her birthplace was Oxford, Ohio. Her parents were Mary Potts Neal and Dr. John W. Scott. She met the young Ben when he was a student at Miami University. They married on 20th October 1853. They had three children. Their first child was Russell Benjamin (1854-1936). Their second child was Mary Scott (1856-1930). Their third child was a daughter, born in 1861. In the same year, their third child died.

When her husband became the President of the United States in 1889, they both moved to the White House. Caroline gave stylish parties. She became sick with tuberculosis. She could not participate in social functions after that. She died of tuberculosis on 25th October 1892.