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Thomas "Tad" Lincoln
Birth: Apr. 4, 1853
Springfield
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jul. 15, 1871
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Presidential Child. The fourth and last child of President Abraham and Mary Lincoln. Tad loved the theater as did his parents. At Grover's Theater in Washington, he often went to rehearsals and was a familiar figure backstage. He personally appeared in at least two plays when his dad was in the audience. After the assassination, Mary with the boy moved to Chicago. In 1868, she decided to live in Europe, first Frankfurt, Germany and then London. Mary decided to return to America in 1871. On the ocean voyage Tad caught a cold. He became dangerously ill. Death occurred at the Clifton House in Chicago at the age of eighteen. Tuberculosis was the cause. A simple funeral service was held the next day at Robert Lincoln's Chicago home. The casket was placed on a train for the trip to Springfield and burial. Robert alone accompanied the casket as Mary was too overcome to make the trip. A more formal funeral service was held at the First Presbyterian Church. A procession then transported Tad's remains to Oak Ridge Cemetery to be placed with the bodies of his father, Abraham and his two brothers, Eddie and Willie. 
 
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 Parents:
  Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)
  Mary Ann Todd Lincoln (1818 - 1882)
 
 Siblings:
  Robert Todd Lincoln (1843 - 1926)*
  Edward Baker Lincoln (1846 - 1850)*
  William Wallace Lincoln (1850 - 1862)*
  William Wallace Lincoln (1850 - 1862)*
  Thomas Lincoln (1853 - 1871)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Springfield
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA
 
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Record added: Apr 17, 2000
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