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Alice and Phoebe Cary spent the 1850s and the 1860s in New York. Later in life, Alice became an invalid and lived in great pain. She died February 12, 1871. Grieving and suffering from malaria, Phoebe hoped that the climate of Newport, Rhode Island, would help her recover her health. Phoebe Cary died on July 31, 1871, five months after her sister.