Person:Caroline Scott (8)

m. 20 Oct 1853
  1. Russell Benjamin Harrison1854 - 1936
  2. Mary Scott Harrison1858 - 1930
Facts and Events
Name Caroline Lavinia Scott
Gender Female
Birth[1] 1 Oct 1832 Oxford, Butler, Ohio, United States
Marriage 20 Oct 1853 Oxford, Butler, Ohio, United Statesto President Benjamin Harrison
Death[1] 25 Oct 1892 Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Burial? Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States

"Carrie" Scott met future president Benjamin Harrison while he attended Miami University at Oxford, and she was a student at the Oxford Female Institute, a school founded by her father. They were married at her home when she was 21.

As First Lady, she secured $35,000 in appropriatations from Congress to renovate the White House, which was used for new floors, plumbing, and the first electric lighting.

She died of tuberculosis shortly before the end of her husband's term, and her daughter Mary Harrison McKee took over as hostess.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Caroline Harrison, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).


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