Woman of the Century/Caroline Marshall Woodward - Wikisource, the free online library
WOODWARD, Mrs. Caroline Marshall, author and artist, horn in New Market, N. H., 12th October, 1828. Her father. Capt. John Marshall, was a native of Concord, Mass. Mrs. Woodward early showed a strong individuality. At the age of eight years she commenced a diary, which she never neglected, often writing in rhyme. On 25th December, 1848. she became the wife of William W. Woodward, in Concord, N. H. In 1852 they removed to Wooster, Ohio. There they buried their son, aged four years. They then removed to Ft Wayne, Intl., where she commenced the study of French and German. Having mastered those languages, she turned her attention to oil-painting, and commenced to take lessons. Finding that she was being instructed falsely, she gave up her tuition and proceeded to find the true art for herself. She had also kept up her writing. Her poems, "The Old. Old Stairs "and "Dumb Voices," rank her among the best writers of our day. She became a contributor to some of the leading magazines of the country. She died in Ft. Wayne, Ind., 28th November, 1890, of heart-failure, following an attack of influenza.