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11/22/2017 10:05:29 PM
Posted: 10/17/2004 7:28:17 AM EST
He had one son "Tad" right? what did that kid do with himself? What about any other kids?
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 7:38:50 AM EST
Tad died when he was 18

Short bio
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 7:44:48 AM EST
Robert Lincoln became a successful lawyer and was Secretary of War under President Garfield.

Eddie Lincoln died at age 3 of tuberculosis.

Willie Lincoln died at age 11 of typhoid fever.

Tad Lincoln died at age 18 of tuberculosis.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 7:46:08 AM EST

Originally Posted By Nimrod1193:
Robert Lincoln became a successful lawyer and was Secretary of War under President Garfield.

Eddie Lincoln died at age 3 of tuberculosis.

Willie Lincoln died at age 11 of typhoid fever.

Tad Lincoln died at age 18 of tuberculosis.



Damn. And people today bitch about healthcare.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 7:49:52 AM EST
The last direct decendent of Abraham Lincoln, Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith, died in 1985.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 7:52:47 AM EST
Lincoln apparently has no direct descendents left.

GunLvr
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 8:01:10 AM EST
Robert Todd Lincoln committed Mary Lincoln to an asylum. Considering she was nutz, not a bad move. He made his fortune in the railroad and had a mansion in Bennington, Vermont. It stands today and is open to the public (for an admission fee).
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 8:27:12 AM EST

Originally Posted By Malpaso:
Tad died when he was 18

Short bio



Cool site...I'll have to bookmark that at work.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 8:51:23 AM EST
Strange that so many were so sickly. I know that death of children was much more common back then, but 3/4 of your children to die before 18?
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 9:00:49 AM EST
norman74: I guess that is why people back then had so many children, their survival rate was pretty low.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 9:00:56 AM EST

Originally Posted By norman74:
Strange that so many were so sickly. I know that death of children was much more common back then, but 3/4 of your children to die before 18?



About right for that general time period. IIRC, Mozart had 4 or 5 kids and only one reached adulthood. The rest died really young.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 9:08:55 AM EST

Originally Posted By norman74:
Strange that so many were so sickly. I know that death of children was much more common back then, but 3/4 of your children to die before 18?



This was very common.

One of those interesting historical footnotes is that Robert Lincoln was waiting for a train with Garfield when Garfield was shot in 1881.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 9:20:34 AM EST
And the "forgotten" son, the one nobody talks about, Larry Lincoln, who bacame a ballet dancer and tip toed his way into obscurity.


Or the other forgotten son, Leroy Lincoln, who spent the latter part of his life claiming to be the dead presidents illigitement son. To no avail.
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