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Mary Lincoln
First Lady: 1861 - 1865
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Mary Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln
Our Heavenly Father sees fit, often times to visit us, at such times for our worldliness, how small and insignificant all worldly honors are, when we are thus so sorely tried.

Born - December 13, 1818 in Lexington, Kentucky

Parents - Robert Smith Todd & Eliza Ann Parker Todd

Married - November 4, 1842 to Abraham Lincoln

Children - Robert Todd (1843 – 1926),
Edward Baker (1846 – 1850),
William Wallace (1850 – 1862),
Thomas “Tad” (1853 – 1871)

Died - July 16, 1882 in Springfield, Illinois

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  • Years after her time in the White House, Mrs. Lincoln was institutionalized by her son, Robert. She was later released.
  • In Mary Lincoln's lifetime, she lost three of her sons and her husband.

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