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. 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. Caroline Remond Putnam was married to Joseph H Putnam.
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.
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.