Caroline Foss Gyger, C.S.B.

Portrait by Linn Ball. Gift of the Association of the Pupils of Mrs. Caroline Foss Gyger, C.S.B.


CAROLINE FOSS GYGER, born in 1860 in Darien, Connecticut, attended Wesleyan University while her father taught there, and later Radcliffe College. After her father’s passing, the family moved to a ranch in California, where a young neighbor girl offered the Gygers a copy of Science and Health. Caroline began to read the book, and became convinced that it was what she had been searching for. In 1893, Caroline moved to New York and joined Second Church of Christ, Scientist. She had Primary class instruction with Mrs. Eddy’s student Laura C. Lathrop, who had been instrumental in forming that church, and in 1906, a few years prior to her marriage to Edgar Gyger, Caroline joined the Pleasant View household, serving as Mrs. Eddy’s personal maid for approximately six months. In 1918, Caroline Foss Gyger left Second Church, New York, to help start Eighth Church of Christ, Scientist, New York, and in 1922 she received Normal class instruction from Frank Walter Gale and became a Christian Science teacher.

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