I was looking for some items in the newspapers on knitting for a blog (don’t ask) when I happened on this item about the son of Abraham Lincoln.
It seems that in 1910 Robert T. Lincoln the son of Abraham Lincoln, now sixty-six years old is the president of the Pullman Company yet rarely mentioned in the newspaper.
The item goes on to say the; “Excepting four years as Secretary of War and four years as ambassador to England, Mr. Lincoln has devoted his life to business in Chicago.”
I didn’t know that he was ever in public office; appointed or not.
The item is very interesting as it gives a little known history about Lincoln’s son.
The minute I saw it I knew I had to pass it on to his family trees and as you can imagine there are lots of Abe Lincoln Family Trees. I sent it out to twelve and it is interesting to note that only three of those had pictures of Robert and the pictures were of him at different ages.
It always a wonder to me how some people never check other trees for information about a person on their very own branches and if they do check they never bother to connect with the other family tree owners; after all they are relatives; distant relatives but relatives none the less.
So it was a good day for learning and for finding new items in the old newspapers but I still have to find the knitting items I was looking for.
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Item is on: Page 39, Col 1
| Boston Evening Transcript
January 1, 1910