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Who is this person?
11-23-2020, 04:52 PM
Post: #1756
RE: Who is this person?
Rob, Eva, Michael...

I am very sorry, but none of you has answered correctly. The lady was not an actress.
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11-23-2020, 04:58 PM
Post: #1757
RE: Who is this person?
Hint #1: She has no connection to the assassination.
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11-23-2020, 05:42 PM
Post: #1758
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Is she a President's wife or daughter?
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11-23-2020, 05:50 PM
Post: #1759
RE: Who is this person?
Anita, she was not a President's wife or daughter. Her historical connection is to Lincoln but not as a family member.
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11-23-2020, 06:22 PM
Post: #1760
RE: Who is this person?
Did she know Lincoln, or is the connection after his death?

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Abraham Lincoln in the only man, dead or alive, with whom I could have spent five years without one hour of boredom.
--Ida M. Tarbell

I want the respect of intelligent men, but I will choose for myself the intelligent.
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11-23-2020, 07:25 PM
Post: #1761
RE: Who is this person?
Hi, Roger!

Is it Elizabeth Keckley?

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11-23-2020, 07:45 PM
Post: #1762
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It's Grace Bidell !!
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11-24-2020, 04:53 AM
Post: #1763
RE: Who is this person?
Thanks to everyone who guessed, and Anita is correct - it is Grace Bedell as an adult. I believe she has been mentioned before on the forum. Grace was an 11-year-old girl from Westfield, New York, who wrote the future President on October 15th, 1860, urging him to grow a beard.

https://www.kshs.org/kansapedia/grace-bedell/17779

The photo I used is not the most common one used in books; I thought this might be a challenge. Anita, you answered correctly more quickly than I thought would happen! Kudos!
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11-24-2020, 10:54 AM (This post was last modified: 11-24-2020 11:06 AM by Anita.)
Post: #1764
RE: Who is this person?
Thanks Roger. The clue was the hair style and dress. I figured it could be a woman who was much younger when she knew or met Lincoln.

I went on https://rogerjnorton.com/Lincoln50.html and the photos you posted there still left me in doubt. Took me a while to find your image.
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12-11-2020, 03:13 PM
Post: #1765
RE: Who is this person?
No googling please.

What is the name of the person who is the source of the following words?

"Among the many accusations which in hours of ill-luck have been thrown out upon Lincoln, it is remarkable that he has never been called self-seeking, or selfish. When we were troubled and sat in darkness, and looked doubtfully towards the presidential chair, it was never that we doubted the goodwill of our pilot—only the clearness of his eyesight. But Almighty God has granted to him that clearness of vision which he gives to the true-hearted, and enabled him to set his honest foot in that promised land of freedom which is to be the patrimony of all men, black and white—and from henceforth nations shall rise up to call him blessed."
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12-11-2020, 03:55 PM
Post: #1766
RE: Who is this person?
Wild guess. Frederick Douglass?

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12-11-2020, 04:06 PM (This post was last modified: 12-11-2020 04:08 PM by Anita.)
Post: #1767
RE: Who is this person?
Frederick Douglas?

Hi Rob,

Slow internet connection. Didn't see your post.
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12-12-2020, 04:46 AM
Post: #1768
RE: Who is this person?
Excellent guesses, Rob and Anita, but incorrect. The correct person met with Douglass on at least one occasion.
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12-12-2020, 05:08 AM
Post: #1769
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Henry Ward Beecher ?

“The honest man, tho' e'er sae poor,
Is king o' men for a' that” Robert Burns
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12-12-2020, 06:00 AM
Post: #1770
RE: Who is this person?
Secretary of Navy Welles?

"So very difficult a matter is it to trace and find out the truth of anything by history." -- Plutarch
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