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In an elegant White House guest room, the 11-year-old son of Abraham and Mary Lincoln lay ill in a huge carved rosewood bed, now known as the Lincoln Bed. At five p.m. on February 20, 1862, William Wallace Lincoln died. Elizabeth Keckly, the former slave who designed Mrs. Lincoln's beautiful wardrobe, washed and dressed him. When the president gazed at him, he mourned, "My poor boy, he was too good for this earth. God has called him home. I know that he is much better off in heaven, but…

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William Wallace Lincoln ("Willie") was born on December 21, 1850. He was the third son of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln. Willie was named after Dr. William Wallace who had married Frances, one of Mary's sisters. Willie was more like his dad than older brother Robert; he had the same magnetic personality of Abraham Lincoln.

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from eBay

Willie,Tad Lincoln,William Wallace,Thomas,sons,Abraham,cousin,Lockwood Todd,1861

Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln's sons, Willie and Tad posed with family member, William Wallace Todd. (c. 1861).

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This artwork of President Abraham Lincoln, his wife, and two sons, Robert and Tad, was found in a family album belonging to Mrs. James Gaines of Philadelphia. Because it shows the entire Lincoln family, it is considered quite rare. Its owner is a descendant of William Wallace, who was married to one of Mary Todd's sisters.

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The 11-year-old son of Abraham & Mary Lincoln lay ill in a huge carved rosewood bed, fighting typhoid. At five p.m. on February 20, 1862, William Wallace Lincoln died. Elizabeth Keckly, the former slave who designed Mrs. Lincoln's beautiful wardrobe, washed & dressed him. When the president gazed at him, he mourned, "My poor boy, he was too good for this earth. God has called him home. I know that he is much better off in heaven, but then we loved him so. . . . .Christopher Bing…

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Thomas "Tad" Lincoln III - Fourth and youngest son of Abraham and Mary Lincoln. The nickname "Tad" was given to him by his father, who found him "as wiggly as a tadpole" when he was a baby. He had free run of the White House, and there are stories of him interrupting Presidential meetings, collecting animals, and charging visitors to see his father. He died at the age of 18 on July 15, 1871, in Chicago.

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"A man of modest means but with treasure beyond compare Man to be known by noble deeds ever just and fair...." - Rose Marie Raccioppi Sculpture by Frank Porcu

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from Houston Chronicle

Documentary is an honest look at Abe Lincoln

Lincoln Family Portrait: This illustration shows Abraham Lincoln with his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln and their three sons - Willie (seated), Robert, (the eldest) and Thomas, (Tad) the youngest.

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