|Death: ||Dec. 29, 1870|
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
She was originally interred in Oak Hill Cemetery, but her remains were later removed to Oakland Cemetery in Iowa.
The Critic Record January 2, 1871
Yesterday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, the funeral of Mrs. Belknap, wife of the Secretary of War, General Belknap, took place at St. John's Church. It was the wish of the deceased that the funeral should be as private as possible, but the church was filled to its utmost capacity. Among the distinguished persons present were President Grant, Vice President Colfax, Speaker Blaine, all the cabinet officers and members of Congress resident in the city. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Vaughan Lewis, pastor of the church. The pall-bearers were Secretary Fish, Postmaster General Creswell, Judge Miller, of the Supreme Court, General Horace Porter, C.P. Marsh Esq., of New York, General Michler, Secretary Robeson, General Ricketts, General Sherman, W.S. Huntingdon Esq., Commodore Alden and General E.W. Rice, of Iowa. The remains were interred at Oak Hill Cemetery.
She died of tuberculosis shortly after giving birth. She was the daughter of John Tomlinson of Harrodsburg, Kentucky. Her sister, Amanda, became the third wife of General William Worth Belknap.
From contributor, EliseLB:
Carita was a nickname for her given name Caroline. She was also known as Carrie. She was born circa 1836. Her younger sister Amanda, Belknap's third wife, was born in 1840. Her parents are Dr. John Atwood Tomlinson and Elizabeth Morris Thompson.
John Atwood Tomlinson (1793 - 1862)
Elizabeth Morris Thompson Tomlinson (1800 - 1864)
William Worth Belknap (1829 - 1890)
Hugh Reid Belknap (1860 - 1901)*
Mary Atwood Tomlinson Bowman (1822 - 1876)*
Charles Curtiss Tomlinson (1824 - 1851)*
William M. Tomlinson (1827 - 1909)*
Lucy Rebecca Tomlinson Garvin (1835 - 1862)*
Caroline S. Tomlinson Belknap (1836 - 1870)
James Addison Tomlinson (1840 - 1913)*
Amanda Tomlinson Belknap (1840 - 1916)*
John Atwood Tomlinson (1842 - 1874)*
Plot: North Hill, Lot 293, Vault of Alexander Ray. Remains removed.
Created by: SLGMSD
Record added: Aug 31, 2012
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