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Caroline Appleton (1840 - 1911)

Caroline Appleton
Born in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
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A NOTABLE WEDDING.; The Marriage of Jerome Napoleon Bonaparte to aGrand-Daughter of Daniel We bster... [PDF] Of the marriage of JEROME NAPOLEON BONAPARTE to Mrs. CAROLINE LE ROYEDGAR, of Boston, in St . Mary's (Catholic) Church, Newport, R.I., onThursday morning a correspondent of the Boston T ranscript writes asfollows:...

September 10, 1871

Of the marriage of JEROME NAPOLEON BONAPARTE to Mrs. CAROLINE LE ROYEDGAR, of Boston, in St . Mary's (Catholic) Church, Newport, R.I., onThursday morning a correspondent of the Boston T ranscript writes asfollows:

A NOTABLE WEDDING. The Marriage of Jerome Napoleon Bonaparte to aGrand-Daughter of Daniel Web ster in Newport. Of the marriage of JEROMENAPOLEON BONAPARTE to Mrs. CAROLINE LE ROY EDGAR, o f Boston, in St.Mary's (Catholic) Church, Newport, R.I., on Thursday morning acorrespondent o f the Boston Transcript writes as follows: Tho wedding;was a quiet cue, and the bride was att ired m tta,veling dress. Noreception was hold here, and the parties left fur Buxton bY the no ontrain. The ceremony, which was nearly an hour in length, was performed bYRev. GRACE, of Now oort, assisted by Rev. HUGHES, of Bt. Patrick's Church.Providence. and ' Rev. Fs ther F . Mr . played the grand organ of St.Illary'a in hls beat style. After the ceremony. the friends o f theparties informally the bride at?the altar. The church was filled withspectators, thoug h the wedding party was small. The guests were attiredIn morning , without any attempt whatev er at display. bit. BONAPARTE isthe grandson of Mme. PATTERS0N $TE, and grand-nephew of NAPOi .EON I. Hewas born In this country in 1832. graduated at Weat Point, and enteredthe > Army, w here de has won for much honor. At the siege of 8 horeceived a decoration from the Sultan fo r Kallant and meritoriousconduct. His appearance Is handsome and martial, and his very fine . AISface has of the cant, and he is said to possess flue abilities. amiablemanners and a dis position gains him . He is now forty years oF age, andhis destiny at present ie a mere matte r of speculation. By the laws ofthe Cathoho Church he >a, In case of the death of the Princ e Imperial,heir to the throne of Trance, should the again come into power. TheChurch never de clared the marriage of . BONAPARTE Miss PATTERSoN andvoid, and Mme. - lies always prophesie d that her grandson wouldeventually occupy the throne. But, as I said before, this is merespe culation.

MRS. EDGAR, was 11 APPLETON, Of BOSton, a granddaughter of DANIEL , isknown in Boston society . She to a lovely type of the American woman, apretty, pleasing brunette. with a refined fac e and dig: . She has been awidow several years, and lies owned and occupied a handsome 8 resi dencehere a number of seasons. was attired in an ashes-of-roses travelingdress, of some sof t material, draped very , and a white straw bonnet,trimmed with black lace and feathers o f a tea-rose . was brought forwardto the altar by her uncle. Mr. APPLET()N, Of BOBtOn, and Ml Ba,TaLIAA,$ill- , who accompanied her as witness. ThA their seats in differentpacts of the ch urch during most of the service, and after reaching thechancel they remained kneeling throug h all the ceremony. This is theinstance of a Protestant being married in a Catholic church. E ven FingCIIAALEa 110t allowed that privilege when he took a bride of anotherfaith, and a spec ial was procured cu this occasion. Mrs. BONAPARTE to herold belief, and this favor is conside red a very great one in the RomsnChurch. Among the guests present were . BoNA? PARTS and CHAR LES JOSEPH$TE, Of Baltimore, mother and Yountter brother of Lhe groom-the latteracted as witn ess at the altar; Ziira. P. R. HoFrxAN and Misa E. MORTON,oC New-York; T. (I. APPLETON and E . W. CODMAN, of Boston; JudgeBLATCHItORD and , and other persons of prominence. The ceremon y wasperformed at 9 o clock this morning No cards were issued, and it was . ,though really on e of the most -of events of Lhe season.


The Widow of a Grandson of Jerome Bonaparte. WASHINGTON, Nov. 19. --

Mme. Jerome Napoleon Bonaparte, widow of a grandson of Jerome Bonaparte,brother of the firs t Napoleon, and granddaughter of Daniel Webster, diedat her home here to-day after a long ill ness.

Mme. Bonaparte was first stricken at her Summer home in Bar Harbor, Me.,and was brought to th is city in September, since which time she hadgradually failed. She was 72 years old 'and wa s born in Boston, hermaiden name being Caroline Leroy Appleton.

Mme. Bonaparte's mother was a daughter of Daniel Webster. She wasmarried first to Newbold E dgar of New York. and after his death becamethe wife of Jerome Napoleon Bonaparte of Baltimor e.

She is survived by five children, Newbold Leroy Edgar of New York,Commander Webster A. Edga r of the United States Navy, Sister Mary DeSales Edgar of the Convent of the Visitation, Balt imore; Jerome NapoleonBonaparte, and the Countess Von Moltke-Gultfeldt of Denmark.

Jerome Napoleon Bonaparte and Newbold Leroy Edgar were at their mother'sbedside when the en d came.

Mme. Bonaparte, as the granddaughter of Daniel Webster, is mentioned inhis Will , which is da ted Oct. 1. 185'A There it says: "I give andbequeath to my granddaughter, Caroline Le Roy App leton, the portrait ofmyself by Healy for her own use, which now hangs in the southeast parlo rat ." She was married to Jerome Napoleon Bonaparte Sept. 7, 1871, afterthe death of her firs t husband, Newbold Edgar.

The first Jerome Bonaparte m/ at Baltimore in 1808 Elizabeth Patterson,daughter of % Patterso n, a wealthy merchant. They had one son, JeromeNapoleon Bonaparte, who was born in 1805 and d ied in 1870. He married atBaltimore Susan May , daughter of Benjamin Williams. Two sons wer e bornto them, 3 Napoleon Bonaparte and Charles Joseph Bonaparte. The former,who married Mrs . Edgar, was born Nov. 5, 1830, and died in 1893. Heserved as a Colonel in the French army. C harles J. Bonaparte as Secretaryoil the Navy and later Attorney General under President Roose velt, andnow lives in Baltimore.

Historical Newspapers

1) The American Bonapartes Date: November 23, 1911 Location: Georgia Paper: Macon Weekly Telegraph Article type: News Article

2) Large Estate Left by Mrs. Bonaparte Date: January 21, 1912 Location: California Paper: San Jose Mercury News Article type: News Article


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