Caroline Fletcher Dole (1817 – )

“DOLE, Caroline Fletcher (Mrs. Nathan Dole), Norridgewock, Me.

Born Norridgewock, Me. July 23, 1817; dau. Amos and Sally (Ware) Fletcher; ed. private schools in Skohegan and Hallowell, Me.; m. Norridgewock, June 16, 1842, Rev. Nathaniel Dole (died 1855); Children: Charles F., b. May 17, 1845; Sarah Ware Dole, b. Sept. 22, 1847 (died Sept. 24, 1849); Nathan Haskell Dole b. Aug. 31, 1852.

Specially interested in missionary work, home and foreign, and work for the colored people, etc.  Congregationalist.  Was an abolitionist, later affinities with the Republican Party from the first, except in the Campaign of 1912, when she preferred Wilson.  Favors restricted suffrage, men and women alike.  Has written numerous hymns and poems, published in various papers and magazines.”

Source:  Woman’s Who’s Who of America, Vol. 1, by John William Leonard, The American Commonwealth Company, New York, 1914-1915, page 251

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