William Wallace Lincoln, 11-year-old son of Abraham and Mary, died at the White House on February 20, 1862. He apparently died of Typhus, contracted by contaminated water. Elizabeth Keckly, the former slave who designed Mrs. Lincoln's beautiful wardrobe, washed and dressed him. When the President gazed at him, he mourned, "My poor boy, he was too good for this earth. God has called him home..."

William Wallace Lincoln, 11-year-old son of Abraham and Mary, died at the White House on February 20, 1862. He apparently died of Typhus, contracted by contaminated water. Elizabeth Keckly, the former slave who designed Mrs. Lincoln's beautiful wardrobe, washed and dressed him. When the President gazed at him, he mourned, "My poor boy, he was too good for this earth. God has called him home..."

William "Willie" Wallace Lincoln (1850-1862).  Son of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln.  He died at age 11, the most likely cause of the illness was typhoid fever, contracted from drinking contaminated water.

William "Willie" Wallace Lincoln (1850-1862). Son of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln. He died at age 11, the most likely cause of the illness was typhoid fever, contracted from drinking contaminated water.

William Wallace Lincoln ("Willie") was born on December 21, 1850. He was the third son of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln. Willie was named after Dr. William Wallace who had married Frances, one of Mary's sisters. Willie was more like his dad than older brother Robert; he had the same magnetic personality of Abraham Lincoln.

William Wallace Lincoln ("Willie") was born on December 21, 1850. He was the third son of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln. Willie was named after Dr. William Wallace who had married Frances, one of Mary's sisters. Willie was more like his dad than older brother Robert; he had the same magnetic personality of Abraham Lincoln.

Mary Todd Lincoln Birth: Dec. 13, 1818 Death: Jul. 16, 1882 Presidential First Lady. She was born to pioneer settlers in Kentucky. When Mary Lincoln was seven, her mother died and her father remarried.At 21 she moved to Springfield to live with a sister and that is where she met Abraham Children: Robert Todd Lincoln (1843 - 1926)* Edward Baker Lincoln (1846 - 1850)* William Wallace Lincoln (1850 - 1862)* Thomas Lincoln (1853 - 1871)*

Mary Todd Lincoln Birth: Dec. 13, 1818 Death: Jul. 16, 1882 Presidential First Lady. She was born to pioneer settlers in Kentucky. When Mary Lincoln was seven, her mother died and her father remarried.At 21 she moved to Springfield to live with a sister and that is where she met Abraham Children: Robert Todd Lincoln (1843 - 1926)* Edward Baker Lincoln (1846 - 1850)* William Wallace Lincoln (1850 - 1862)* Thomas Lincoln (1853 - 1871)*

William (Willie) Wallace Lincoln (born 21 December 1850 in Springfield, Illinois died 20 February 20 1862 at the age of 11 in Washington, DC of typhoid fever.

William (Willie) Wallace Lincoln (born 21 December 1850 in Springfield, Illinois died 20 February 20 1862 at the age of 11 in Washington, DC of typhoid fever.

William Wallace Lincoln ('Willie')

Willie Lincoln’s death: A private agony for a president facing a nation of pain

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