Caroline “Lina” <I>Westcott</I> Romney


Caroline “Lina” Westcott Romney

Clyde, Wayne County, New York, USA
Death 21 Sep 1916 (aged 75)
Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
Burial Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
Plot Block 33, Lot 213, Grave 2 ~ unmarked
Memorial ID 105059827 View Source

Newspaper correspondent, editor, owner, genealogist, & real estate agency owner, she was in Washington for 3 sessions of Congress, and was 1 of only 7 women allowed in the reporter's gallery.
She was a correspondent for The Chicago Times before her marriage to John Romney, 23 Aug 1876, & returned to The Times when he died 3 months later.
They had no children.
In the fall of 1880, she started the Daily Record and the Weekly Record in Durango, CO, in a tent pitched in 2 feet of snow.
In 1883, she started the Review in Trinidad, CO, which she later sold. She moved to El Paso, TX, becoming Editor of the Sunday Herald, then Associate Editor, Editor-in-Chief, & owner of the Evening Tribune.
In 1887, she was in Socorro, NM, visiting & writing about mining camps for the Inter-Republics, the successor to the Evening Tribune. On April 21, 1887, she sailed from Boston, on the Cunard liner, Pavonia, attended the American Exposition in London, & spent 7 months visiting in England & France.
She then went to Chicago, becoming writer for, Editor, & owner of the Trade-Journal.
In 1891, she was Secretary of The Women's Protective Union. From 1899 to 1902, she was in Denver, CO, engaged in genealogy.
In 1902, she was again in Washington, a correspondent & genealogist.
At the start of 1905, she was in Seattle, WA, in the the real estate business.
Later that year, she moved south, stopping in San Francisco, Los Angeles, & finally, San Diego, where she was in the real estate business, & living with her brother, George, in 1910. In 1914, having suffered 2 strokes, she was in Denver. She was living with her sister, Elizabeth, when she died.
Mrs. Caroline Westcott Romney was born at Clyde, Wayne County, N. Y. Her parents were Hon. J. N. Westcott and Sophronia Willard Westcott. She was educated in the public schools of Ohio, and at home by her father, who was a very fine scholar. She studied Latin and Greek under his tuition, and has traveled in Europe, Old Mexico and nearly all over the United States. She married Mr. John Romney in 1876, and was left a widow the same year. As a journalist she is a voluminous writer. She has invented and exhibited at the Columbian Exposition filters, conservers of heat and cold, and other inventions of value and importance to economic and comfortable housekeeping. In religious faith she is an Episcopalian Her postoffice address is Chicago, Ill.

Homer Index 8/2/1876 Homer Michigan
"M- in Denver, Col., on 7th inst, by Rev. AT Woodruff – John Romney, Esq., formerly of Chicago & Caroline Westcott, dau. of Hon. JN Westcott of Homer.

Question: Why announcement before the wedding?

11/29/1876 Homer Index Homer Michigan
D- John Romney, Esq., on 15th inst., in San Luis Valley, Col. of Chicago, age 37y,10m,8d. He was son-in-law of JN Westcott of Homer
NOTE: There is an East Saint Louis in St Clair, Ill.


Father: Josiah Nelson Westcott (1810-1885)
Mother: Sophronia Willard Westcott (1810-1883)

Siblings: Josiah, Sophronia, George, George, Martha, Charles, Anna, Kate, Mary.

Married: John Romney on 8/7/1876 in Denver Col.

Children: No Children

1850 Homer Calhoun Co Michigan
Josiah N Wescott M 40 New York
Sophronia Wescott F 40 Massachusetts
Mariah Wescott F 14 New York
Caroline Wescott F 10 New York
George Wescott M 7 New York
Martha Wescott F 5 New York
Charles Wescott M 3 Michigan
Frances Wescott F 0 Michigan

1860 Perrysburg Wood Co Ohio
Jonah Alvertcott M 50 New York
Saphronia Alvertcott F 49 Massachusetts
S Marria Alvertcott F 23 New York
Caroline Alvertcott F 18 New York
Geroge Alvertcott M 17 New York
Matha J Alvertcott F 15 New York
Charles Alvertcott M 13 Michigan
Anna Alvertcott F 9 Michigan
Kate Alvertcott F 7 Ohio

1870 Chicago Cook Co Ill
George D Talbot M 30 Missouri
Maria S Talbot F 27 New York
Catherine Talbot F 8 Missouri
James A Talbot M 6 Missouri
Mary S Talbot F 2 Missouri
Caroline Westcott F 23 New York
Elizabeth A Westcott F 25 Michigan
Martha Fitch F 21 England
Thomas Paine M 19 New York
Edwin Jenkins M 38 Tennessee
Samuel Clair M 17 New York

1880 Leadville Lake Co Colorado
George Westcott Self M 35 New York
S E M Westcott Wife F 32 Wisconsin
Charles Westcott Brother M 30 Mi
C W Romney Sister F 32 New York
Bessie Miller Sister F 28 Michigan
Mabel Miller Niece F 6 Illinois
Mattie Westcott Cousin F 19 Ohio
George D Talbot Brother-in-law M 42 Missouri
Maria Talbot Sister F 40 New York
John A Talbot Nephew M 16 Missouri
Mary E Talbot Niece F 13 Missouri
Douglass Sewell Other M 28 New York,
Thomas Sewell Other M 26 New York
William Steel Other M 35 Missouri
Robert Wilson Other M 32 Missouri
C W Burton Other M 22 Kentucky


1910 San Diego California
Carolin W Romney F 69 Married NY

Name Caroline Romney
Event Type Immigration
Event Date 27 Nov 1887
Event Place Boston, Suffolk, Mass
Age 35
Nationality United States
Birth Year (Estimated) 1846
Birthplace United States
Ship Name S S Cephalonia

Gravesite Details

Buried 24 Sep 1916.


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