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…

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…

William Wallace Lincoln ('Willie')

Willie Lincoln’s death: A private agony for a president facing a nation of pain

William Wallace Lincoln ('Willie')

Mary Todd Lincoln Birth: Dec. 13, 1818 Death: Jul. 16, 1882 Presidential First Lady. She was born to pioneer settlers in Kentucky. When Mary Lincoln was seven, her mother died and her father remarried.At 21 she moved to Springfield to live with a sister and that is where she met Abraham Children: Robert Todd Lincoln (1843 - 1926)* Edward Baker Lincoln (1846 - 1850)* William Wallace Lincoln (1850 - 1862)* Thomas Lincoln (1853 - 1871)*

Mary Todd Lincoln Birth: Dec. 13, 1818 Death: Jul. 16, 1882 Presidential First Lady. She was born to pioneer settlers in Kentucky. When Mary Lincoln was seven, her mother died and her father remarried.At 21 she moved to Springfield to live with a sister and that is where she met Abraham Children: Robert Todd Lincoln (1843 - 1926)* Edward Baker Lincoln (1846 - 1850)* William Wallace Lincoln (1850 - 1862)* Thomas Lincoln (1853 - 1871)*

"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

"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

William (Willie) Wallace Lincoln (born 21 December 1850 in Springfield, Illinois died 20 February 20 1862 at the age of 11 in Washington, DC of typhoid fever.

William (Willie) Wallace Lincoln (born 21 December 1850 in Springfield, Illinois died 20 February 20 1862 at the age of 11 in Washington, DC of typhoid fever.

Two photographs taken during President Abraham Lincoln’s funeral when his casket as well as the one of his son, William Wallace Lincoln, was temporarily placed in the receiving vault of...

Two photographs taken during President Abraham Lincoln’s funeral when his casket as well as the one of his son, William Wallace Lincoln, was temporarily placed in the receiving vault of...

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Damian Lewis and the case of the missing redheads

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