O, FOR HISTORY: Edward “Eddie” Baker Lincoln

March 10, 1846 – February 1, 1850

Eddie’s original tombstone

Eddie Lincoln, the second son of Mary Todd and Abraham Lincoln, was named after the Lincoln family friend, Edward Dickinson Baker, was one month shy of his fourth birthday when he died. 

Eddie’s funeral was conducted by Reverend Dr. James Smith (1807-1874) the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church which was then located at the northwest corners of Third and Washington Streets in downtown Springfield, Illinois, not at the current site on Capitol Avenue and North 7th Street.

The Reverend Dr. James Smith

Hutchinson’s Cemetery was the location of Eddie’s original grave until the Lincoln Family Tomb in Oakridge Cemetery was completed; Eddie’s remains were joined with his family.

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