(The following is one of a series of articles
we wrote while taking what became known
to our family in 1977 as our Great Western
Trek, as we travelled from Maryland to Utah.)
This quiet, small town was the Mr. Lincoln's
last home prior to his leaving to serve in
the White House. We visited Lincoln's home,
his law office, and his tomb.
In addition to his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln,
three of Lincoln's sons are entombed with
him in Springfield. Edward (Eddie) Lincoln,
1846-1850, died in Illinois a month before
his fourth birthday.
William (Willie) Lincoln, 1850-1862, died at
the age of 11 while living in the White House.
Thomas (Tad) Lincoln, 1853-1871, died at
the age of 18, while living in Chicago.
Robert Todd Lincoln, 1843-1926, was the
Lincolns' last child. He died at the age of
82 and is entombed at Arlington National
President Lincoln will always be remembered
for his character, virtues, and accomplishments.