"Appletons' cyclopaedia of American biography, Vol. II, New York, D. Appleton and Company, 1887"
Admiral Dahlgren's second wife, Madeleine Vinton, b. in Gallipolis, Ohio was a daughter of Samuel F. Vinton, for over twenty years a leader of the whig party. At an early age she married Daniel Convers Goddard, of Zanesville, who died, leaving two children. She married Admiral Dahlgren on 2 Aug, 1865, and has three children of this marriage. As early as 1859 she published sketches and poems under the pen-name of "Corinne." In 1870-'3 she actively opposed the movement for female suffrage, and drew up a petition to congress, which was extensively signed, asking that the right to vote should not be extended to women. The literary society of Washington, of which she was one of the founders, held its meetings in her house for six years, and she was elected its vice-president. She was for some time president of "The Ladies' Catholic Missionary Society of Washington," and has built the chapel of "St. Joseph's of the Sacred Heart of Jesus," in South Mountain, Md. Mrs. Dahlgren's works include "Idealities" (Philadelphia, 1859); "Thoughts on Female Suffrage" (Washington, 1871); "South Sea Sketches" (Boston, 1881); "Etiquette of Social Life in Washington" (Philadelphia, 1881); "South Mountain Magic" (1882); "A Washington Winter" and "Memoirs of John A. Dahlgren" (1882); and "The Lost Name" and "Lights and Shadows of a Life" (Boston 1886). She has translated from the French, Montalembert's "Pius IX" and De Chambrun's "Executive Power" (Lancaster, Pa., 1874), the preface to the latter being written by James A Garfield, and from the Spanish, Donoso Cortes's "Catholicism, Liberalism, and Socialism," for which she received the thanks of Pius IX."
John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren (1809 - 1870)
John Vinton Dahlgren (1868 - 1899)*
Note: Biographical information furnished by Find A Grave member, Graves. Thank you!
Saint Michaels Catholic Church Cemetery
Created by: Seagull
Record added: Jan 19, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33068767