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Whatever happened to Abraham Lincoln's kids?

There are some historical figures who loom so large in our collective mind that it can be difficult to regard them as fully human. Take Abraham Lincoln: The man has been so mythologized, has become such an icon of sober leadership and eloquent patriotism, that the archetype becomes all we know.

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    Whatever Happened To Abraham Lincoln's Kids?

    Whatever Happened To Abraham Lincoln's Kids?

    There are some historical figures who loom so large in our collective mind that it can be difficult to regard them as fully human. Take Abraham Lincoln: The man has been so mythologized, has become such an icon of sober leadership and eloquent patriotism, that the archetype becomes all we know. It's easy to overlook the canny and complicated politicking Lincoln employed to preserve the Union and strengthen the federal government, and easier still to forget he was a man of good humor, a husband in a loving but difficult marriage, and a doting father.

    The Untold Truth Of Abraham Lincoln

    Everybody knows Abraham Lincoln. His face is plastered on the penny and chiseled on Mt. Rushmore. He's been portrayed in movies by actors like Henry Fonda and Daniel Day-Lewis. There are statues of the guy in countries like Mexico, England, Cuba, and he's even got his own Walt Whitman poem. With his iconic top hat and epic beard, the 16th president is one of the most fascinating Americans who's ever lived and a man with a rich history of unbelievable, untold truths.

    The Tragic True Story Of The Death Of Abraham Lincoln's Dog

    Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, had a deep love for animals. In fact, when his wife, Mary, was asked what his hobbies were, she simply replied, "cats." In another instance, when the family was scheduled to have turkey for Thanksgiving, his son pleaded with his father to spare the life of the turkey, which he named Tom, and not eat him for dinner. Of course, Abraham obliged (via National Park Service).

    There are events throughout history that were the culmination of careful planning. People planned for nearly every contingency and then prepared for them. Those plans were then carried out, and the results can be found in the history textbooks. Even though one might think that they have thought of everything, sometimes a random thing happens to change the original plan.

    The Bizarre So-Called Curse Of Abraham Lincoln's Only Heir

    As historian Todd Arrington explains (via National Park Service), Robert Todd Lincoln was the eldest and longest-surviving son of President Abraham Lincoln and his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln. His younger brother, Edward, died as a young child in Illinois long before his father was elected president. Another brother, William, died during Lincoln's presidency, in 1862. Robert's youngest brother, Thomas, known as Tad, died in 1871, a mere 18 years old. In contrast, Robert, the oldest son, lived to be nearly 83 years old. Nevertheless, Robert himself might not have taken his long life as a blessing.

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