Caroline Elizabeth Hammond

Caroline Elizabeth Hammond (maiden name: Lawrence) was born on June 1, 1842, in New York City. She married John Fox Hammond as his second wife on April 15, 1863, at the Church of the Incarnation in New York City. Together they had two daughters: Katherine Betts, born in April 24, 1864, and Elizabeth Percy, born March 17, 1865.

Her husband died of tuberculosis shortly after the war on September 29, 1866, in Poughkeepsie, New York. Following his death, she began receiving a pension of $30 a month beginning the next day. Hammond moved to Germany in 1886, collecting her pension checks in Munich. She did not receive payments for her pension between December 1916, and September 1918 due to the effects of World War I on mail routes. She died of old age when she was 86 years old on March 31, 1928, in Ruhpolding, Germany, where she is buried.

Name:Hammond, Caroline Elizabeth
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  • Lawrence, Caroline Elizabeth (alternative name)
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Birth date:1842-06-01
Birth date certainty:Certain
Birth place:New York, NY
Death date:1928-03-31
Death place:Ruhpolding, Germany
Causes of death:old age
Person 1Relation TypePerson 2
Hammond, Caroline Elizabethparent ofHammond, Katherine Betts
Hammond, Caroline Elizabethparent ofHammond, Elizabeth Percy
Hammond, Caroline Elizabethwife ofHammond, John Fox

Pension Records for John Fox Hammond, RG15, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; New York, Episcopal Diocese of New York Church Records, 1767-1970 for Caroline Elizabeth Lawrence; Reports of Deaths of American Citizens Abroad, 1835-1974 for Caroline E Hammond, accessed through