Edward Baker Lincoln

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Birthday
10, 1846
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Feb 1, 1850 (3)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
10, 1846
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Feb 1, 1850 (3)

About

The second child born to Mary Todd Lincoln and future United States President Abraham Lincoln, he died just shy of his fourth birthday, either of tuberculosis or thyroid cancer.

Before Fame

He spent his brief life in Springfield, Illinois. When Eddie was a year old, his father began serving Illinois' 7th district in the United States House of Representatives.

Trivia

Shortly after he died, his mourning parents co-wrote a poem in his honor, a portion of which was etched into his tombstone.

Family Life

His older brother, Robert Todd Lincoln, lived to the age of eighty-two and had careers in business and law.

Associated With

Eleven years after Eddie's death, Abraham Lincoln became President of the United States. Four years after that, in 1865, he was assassinated by actor John Wilkes Booth .