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Caroline Scott, born October 1, 1832 in Oxford, Ohio, was a music teacher and the first wife of Benjamin Harrison, who she married on October 20, 1853. The couple settled in Indianapolis, Indiana and they had two children, Russell and Mary Scott. Caroline Harrison was First Lady of the United States from 1889 until her death on October 25, 1892.
Mary Scott Lord Dimmick Harrison, born April 30, 1858 in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, was a niece of Caroline Harrison. She had served as an assistant to the First Lady starting in 1889. She married Benjamin Harrison on April 6, 1896 in New York City. The couple then settled in Indianapolis and had one daughter, Elizabeth (Harrison) Walker, who became a lawyer. Mary Lord Harrison established the Benajmin Harrison Memorial Home in Indianapolis following her husband's death. She later moved to New York City and lived there for more than 30 years. Harrison died of asthma on January 5, 1948 in New York City and was buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana.
"First Lady Biography: Caroline Harrison." National First Ladies Library. Accessed May 31, 2019. http://www.firstladies.org/biographies/firstladies.aspx?biography=24.
"Mrs. Benj. Harrison, Widow of 23rd President, Dies at 89." Milwaukee Sentinel, January 6, 1948, 2.
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