Caramai Carroll

1 May 1893–January 1976 (Age 82)
New York City, New York, United States

The Life of Caramai

When Caramai Carroll was born on 1 May 1893, in New York City, New York, United States, her father, Howard Carroll, was 38 and her mother, Caroline Starin, was 33. She married John Taylor Johnston Mali on 17 October 1920, in Irvington, Greenburgh, Westchester, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Greenburgh, Westchester, New York, United States in 1905 and Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States for about 20 years. She died in January 1976, in Oyster Bay, Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in North Tarrytown, Mount Pleasant, Westchester, New York, United States.

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John Taylor Johnston Mali
Caramai Carroll
Marriage: 17 October 1920
Carol Johnston Mali
Laura Mali
Clair Mali

Spouse and Children

17 October 1920
Irvington, Greenburgh, Westchester, New York, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 20

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 23

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cearbhaill or Ó Cearbhaill ‘son (or descendant) of Cearbhall’, a personal name of uncertain origin, perhaps from cearbh ‘hacking’ and hence a byname for a butcher or nickname for a fierce warrior.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Caramai Carroll in household of Caroline Carroll, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Carolina Carroll in household of Howard Gen Carroll, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Caramai Carroll in household of Howard Carroll, "United States Census, 1900"

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