Caroline Suydam Berryman Spencer
Caroline Suydam Berryman
December 28, 1861
|Died||April 6, 1948 (aged 86)|
Blue Bird Cottage
Newport, Rhode Island
Lorillard Spencer Jr.
(m. 1882; died 1912)
|Children||Lorillard Suydam Spencer|
Lynette Suydam Spencer
Nina Gladys Spencer
|Parent(s)||Charles Henry Berryman|
Harriett Whitney Berryman
She was born as Caroline Suydam Berryman on December 28, 1861 in New Haven, Connecticut to a very wealthy and socially prominent family. She was a daughter of Charles Henry Berryman (1833–1893) and Harriett (née Whitney) Berryman (1838–1912). Among her siblings was Henry Whitney Berryman (husband of Edith "Esta" Green of Goole, England) and Georgiana Louise Berryman (wife of Swiss merchant Henry Casimir de Rham).
His paternal grandparents were Edwin Upshur Berryman and Maria (née Coster) Berryman, who both died young. Her maternal grandparents were Hannah (née Lawrence) Whitney and Henry Whitney (a son of Harriet (née Suydam) Whitney and Stephen Whitney, one of the wealthiest merchants in New York City). Among her extended family were aunts Cornelia Lawrence Whitney (the wife of John Gerard Heckscher), Maria Whitney (wife of Robert Cambridge Livingston), and Caroline Suydam Whitney (wife of Cornelius Fellowes).
On October 3, 1882, She married Lorillard Spencer Jr. (1860–1912), a son of Lorillard Spencer and Sarah (née Griswold) Spencer. His paternal grandparents were Eleanora Eliza (née Lorillard) Spencer (daughter of Pierre Lorillard II) and William Augustus Spencer (son of U.S. Representative Ambrose Spencer and brother of John Canfield Spencer, the U.S. Secretary of War and Treasury). Among his siblings was sister, Eleanor Spencer (wife of Don Virginius Cenci, 6th Prince of Vicovaro) and brother William Augustus Spencer, who died aboard the RMS Titanic. Together, they were the parents of several daughters who died in infancy, and a son:
- Lorillard Suydam Spencer (1883–1939), who served as president of Atlantic Aircraft and married Mary Ridgeley Sands in 1905. After their divorce in 1922, he married Katherine Emmons Force.
- Lynette Suydam Spencer (1885–1887), who died young.
- Nina Gladys Spencer (1888–1888), who died in infancy.
They had a home in Newport known as Chastellux, "one of the most beautiful places in that city."
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- "Miss Force Weds Lorillard Spencer. Daughter of Mrs. Wm. H. Force Married in Home of Her Sister, Mrs. Wm. K. Dick". The New York Times. December 6, 1922.
- "Mrs. Lorillard Spencer To Run Mission In Jolo". The New York Times. December 5, 1913. Retrieved 2010-10-19.
- "Mrs. Lorillard Spencer, Wealthy Widow, Goes To Philippine Islands to be Missionary". The New York Times. December 5, 1913. Retrieved 2012-11-26.