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Caroline "Carrie" Scott Harrison
Birth: Oct. 1, 1832
Oxford
Butler County
Ohio, USA
Death: Oct. 25, 1892
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Presidential First Lady. She was born Caroline Scott in Oxford, Ohio, her father was professor of science and math at Miami University. The family moved to Cincinnati, where Caroline met the future President and grandson of President William H. Harrison for the first time, then a return to Oxford where her father founded the Oxford Female Institute. She was enrolled and graduated with a degree in music returning to teach home economics and painting. In an endeavor to be near Caroline, Benjamin Harrison pursued his education at Miami University. They were soon married in her father's parlor. The couple moved to Indianapolis to escape the fame of his father and grandfather. After returning from duty in the Civil War, Ben Harrison's law office prospered and his fame grew while becoming a political force. He was elected to the Senate then to the Presidency by electoral rather then a popular vote. They arrived at the White House with an extended family. Her daughter, Mary McKee, with her husband and two children joined them. Caroline had electricity installed, modernized and remodeled the rundown and neglected White House. She made china painting popular and opened classes in painting to anyone who wanted to learn and designed her own White House china and had a cabinet especially made to house it and past collections. It remains in the White House today. Caroline went with the President on a political trip to California and planted a tree at the future site of Stanford University. She accompanied her husband to the Nations Centennial Celebration and christened the newly constructed Battleship, The U.S.S. Philadelphia. In the closing months of the Harrison Presidency, she was diagnosed with tuberculosis. A summer in the Adirondack's failed to restore her health. She was brought home to the White House where she lapsed into semiconsciousness and passed away at the age of sixty. After services in the East Room, the family brought her back to Indianapolis for interment. She was the first President General of the D.A.R. (bio by: Donald Greyfield (inactive)) 
 
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 Parents:
  John Witherspoon Scott (1800 - 1892)
  Mary Potts Neal Scott (1811 - 1876)
 
 Spouse:
  Benjamin Harrison (1833 - 1901)*
 
 Children:
  Russell Benjamin Harrison (1854 - 1936)*
  Mary Scott Harrison McKee (1858 - 1930)*
  Stillborn Daughter Harrison (1861 - 1861)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elizabeth Mayhew Scott Lord (1828 - 1889)*
  Caroline Scott Harrison (1832 - 1892)
  John Neal Scott (1836 - 1898)*
  Henry M. Scott (1838 - 1877)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Crown Hill Cemetery
Indianapolis
Marion County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Section 13, Lot 57
 
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Record added: Sep 21, 1998
Find A Grave Memorial# 3590
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- Colleen Sanders Brown
 Added: Jul. 19, 2014
God Bless You (G B Y) Mrs. Caroline SCOTT Harrison, First Lady and first President of DAR... and all who do and/or as well the ones which come to view here too! God, Family, Country!... --- ... Veritas Supra Omnia !::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::...(Read more)
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
 Added: Jun. 1, 2014
REST IN PEACE MADAM FIRST LADY...
- MIKE ROUW
 Added: Apr. 11, 2014
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