Death of William Lincoln



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Y/M/D Description Place
1862/02/05 On the evening of February 5th with Wllie seriously ill, probably from typhoid fever, the Lincoln trudges between Wllie's upstairs sickbed and the East Room. White House East Room, The White House
1862/02/20 On Thursday evening Willie Lincoln passes away. "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 much. It is hard, hard to have him die!" Abraham Lincoln The White House, Washington, DC
1862/02/22 A grieving Abraham Lincoln visits the remains of his son Willie. Possibly even opening the casket and holding his boy in his arms. William Carroll provided his family's stone vault as temporarily resting place for Willie's coffin. Oak Hill Cemetery (Washington, DC), Washington, DC
1862/02/24 Willie Lincoln's body lays in the Green Room, next door to where Abraham Lincoln and John F Kennedy would also lie. The White House, Washington, DC

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