Title: Social Worker, founder of Red Cross chapter in Strathmere, NJ
Birthdate: August 3, 1873
Death Date: January 12, 1944
Plot Location: Section 52, Lot 19
Carolyn Marqueze Halliday was born in Philadelphia, the only daughter of Margaret Cushing Baker Phillippe and James S. Halliday but she had three half-siblings from her mother’s first marriage to William Phillippe. Carolyn married William Cozens Price on November 19, 1895 at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Philadelphia.
Carolyn gave birth to their only child, Marion Halliday Price, in 1896 but she died at age 12. William was a Princeton graduate, a Mayflower descendent, and assistant city editor of the Philadelphia Times newspaper. Apparently the couple parted ways and William left his position and moved to Detroit in 1914, where he worked at various automobile factories for 18 years until his death in 1932.
As for Carolyn, she moved to New Jersey and busied herself with an occupation and several causes. Her story is told in this obituary, printed on January 14, 1944:
Mrs. Caroline M. Price – Social Worker was formerly of Strathmere, N. J. Funeral services were held this afternoon at the parlors of Andrew J. Bair & Son, 3925 Chestnut Street for Mrs. Caroline M. Price, social worker who died Wednesday in the Hotel Sylvania. Interment was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mrs. Price, who was 70, organized the Red Cross at Strathmere, N. J. where she lived for 25 years before moving to the Sylvania four months ago. In the boathouse at Strathmere she provided an emergency hospital at her own expense to take care of shipwrecked sailors of this war. She was active in the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association, a life member of the Cape May Historical Society and a Daughter of the American Revolution. In addition, she was chief air raid warden of the Strathmere region.
Caroline was buried with her daughter in the Halliday family plot. Also there is her half-brother, Samuel Phillippe, whose own “Notable” life story is told here as a Spanish-American War veteran.
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