Mary Dimmick Harrison was the second wife of the 23rd United States president Benjamin Harrison. She was nearly 25 years younger than Harrison, and was the niece of his first wife.
Daughter Mary Scott "Mamie" Harrison McKeeborn(d. Oct. 28, 1930). Her son Benjamin Harrison McKee (1887-1958) was famous during the Harrison administration as the "Baby McKee" on whom President Harrison doted. 1858, July Secretary, Republican State Central Committee of Indiana 1860, Oct. 9 Elected reporter, Indiana Supreme Court 1861, June
Born in 1833 on a farm by the Ohio River below Cincinnati, Harrison attended Miami University in Ohio and read law in Cincinnati. He moved to Indianapolis, where he practiced law and campaigned...
Mary Dimmick Harrison He also re-married. His second wife was a widow herself, as well as his first wife’s niece. He and Mary Scott Lord Dimmick Harrison had a daughter together. The child...
He is perhaps best remembered, however, for his daughter Mary's marriage to President Benjamin Harrison, after leaving office. As if this connection to a United States President was not...
Biography . Mary Dimmick Harrison was born April 30, 1858 in Honesdale, Pennsylvania and was the daughter of Russell Farnham Lord and Elizabeth Mayhew Scott.Mary’s father died when she was nine and the family moved to Springfield, Illinois.
Son Russell Harrison, his wife Mary, and daughter Marthena were regular visitors at the White House. The extended family circle also included the Reverend John Scott, age 90, and niece Mary Dimmick. Mrs. Harrison restricted public visitors to the Entrance Hall and East Room hoping to keep the first floor staterooms private for family use.
Dimmick, who had shared Mrs. Harrison’s social duties and walks frequently with Harrison during the White House years in place of the sickly Caroline, moved also to Indianapolis briefly, but then to New York to live with her sister, Mrs. J. F. Parker. Harrison would then find reasons to visit New York City.
Mary Dimmick Harrison (April 30, 1858 January 5, 1948) was the second wife of the 23rd United States president Benjamin Harrison. She was 25years younger than Harrison, and was the niece of his first wife.
In February 1901, doctors believed Harrison was suffering from a severe case of influenza. Despite treatment, his condition worsened, and he died from pneumonia on March 13, 1901. He was buried at Crown Hill Cemetery next to his first wife. In 1948, Mary Dimmick Harrison was buried next to her husband in the family plot.