ID: Caroline (Fairfield) Corbin (Gen. 8: John-Walter-William-Skipper-William-David-Jason-Caroline)


Notes: The poor-quality image below is the only one I've come up with for Caroline, despite the fact she was relatively famous. Caroline was the daughter of Jason W. and Hannah (Chandler) Fairfield. She was born November 9, 1835, in Pomfret, CT. On July 4, 1861, she married Calvin Corbin at a local landmark, Putnam's Wolf Den, in Pomfret, CT. The couple moved to Chicago, where Calvin was in the wholsesale grocery business. Caroline was highly educated and became an author of several books, including a few on the topic of women's suffrage. In fact, she headed up the antisuffrage movement in Chicago in the early 1900s, distributing tracts and making public speeches. Caroline died in March 27, 1918, just two years prior to the successful passage of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote. She is buried in Rosehill Cemetery in Illinois.

photo of Caroline (Fairfield) Corbin