Caroline Remond Putnam

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Caroline Remond Putnam
Born 1826
Massachusetts, USA
Died 1908
Occupation Hair Salonist
Spouse(s) Joseph H. Putnam
Children Amy Matilda Remond
Charles Lenox Remond, Jr.
Wendell Phillips Remond
Albert Ernest Remond
Parent(s) John Remond (father)
Nancy Lenox (mother)
Relatives Sarah Parker Remond (sister)
Charles Lenox Remond (brother)
Cecilia Remond Putnam (sister)
Marchita Remond (sister)

Caroline Remond Putnam (1826-1908) was born a free woman in Massachusetts, of parents Nancy Lenox Remond, a cake maker and decorator, and John Remond of Salem, who became a merchant and caterer there. She had four sisters: Sarah Parker Remond, who became an anti-slavery speaker, Cecelia Remond Babcock, Maritcha Remond, and Susan Remond, a bakery owner in Salem.[citation needed] Together with her sisters Cecilia and Maritcha, Caroline ran the Ladies Hair Work Salon in Salem. They had a large wig factory and sold Mrs. Putnam's Medicated Hair Tonic as a medicine to stop hair loss.[1] Caroline Remond Putnam was married to Joseph H Putnam.[citation needed]

Caroline also had a brother named Charles Lenox Remond. He was one of the agents in the Massachusetts Salem Society who traveled with Garrison and was a strong participant in the abolitionist movement.[citation needed]


In May 1865, she was chosen to be one the Vice President of the Salem Anti-Slavery anniversary. With the purpose to fight for equality for all black people. Caroline along with other woman had backed women suffrage and attended conventions of mostly white American woman Suffrage Association.[citation needed]


  1. Dorothy Sterling, ed., We Are Your Sisters: Black Women in Nineteenth Century America (New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1984), 96.
  • P. Gabrielle Foreman. "Recovered Autobiographies and the Marketplace: Our Nig's Generic Genealogies and Harriet Wilson's Entrepreneurial Enterprise". in JerriAnne Boggis, Eva Raimon and Barbara White (eds), Harriet Wilson's New England: Race, Writing, and Region. Hanover, N.H.: University Press of New England, 2007.
  • Peggy Jean Townsend. Charles Walker Townsend, Milo Adams Townsend and Social Movements of the Nineteenth Century. 1994. print
  • Noliwe M. Rooks. Hair Raising. Rutgers University Press. 1996. print
  • Dorothy Sterling. We Are Your Sisters: Black Women in the Nineteenth Century. W. W. Norton & Company. 1997. print