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Who is this?
02-02-2020, 03:27 PM
Post: #46
RE: Who is this?
Final guess: David Turnham.
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02-02-2020, 05:43 PM
Post: #47
RE: Who is this?
(02-02-2020 03:27 PM)RJNorton Wrote:  Final guess: David Turnham.

I'm going to second Roger and also say it was Turnham.
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02-02-2020, 07:37 PM
Post: #48
RE: Who is this?
That's it. It is David Turnham. He gave Lincoln a copy of the Revised Laws of Indiana which included a copy of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. According to Ida Tarbell, it was the first time Lincoln had access to the documents and it began his political education. Coincidentally, I have a friend who attended David Turnham elementary in Dale, Ind.

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02-03-2020, 05:11 AM
Post: #49
RE: Who is this?
I am kicking myself for not getting this much earlier. I actually have a book (There I Grew Up by William Bartelt) that contains this exact picture, but I just forgot about looking in that source. Bartelt's book is a good source of information on Lincoln's Indiana years.
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02-03-2020, 10:15 AM
Post: #50
RE: Who is this?
Roger,

I actually got the picture from an Images of America series book called Indiana's Lincolnland. I have Bartelt's book, but I had no idea the picture was in there as well. As far as I know it's the only known picture of Turnham.

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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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02-22-2020, 01:30 PM
Post: #51
RE: Who is this?
Who is this?
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02-22-2020, 03:58 PM
Post: #52
RE: Who is this?
(02-22-2020 01:30 PM)RJNorton Wrote:  Who is this?
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Edwin Stanton?
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02-22-2020, 04:56 PM
Post: #53
RE: Who is this?
I see the similarity, Émilie, but it's not Stanton. The correct answer is not as well known as Stanton, but he has been mentioned previously on this forum.
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02-22-2020, 06:28 PM
Post: #54
RE: Who is this?
Hint #1: Mary Lincoln knew this man; Abraham Lincoln did not.
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02-22-2020, 06:59 PM (This post was last modified: 02-22-2020 06:59 PM by Gene C.)
Post: #55
RE: Who is this?
Dr. Richard Peterson of Bellevue Place

So when is this "Old Enough To Know Better" supposed to kick in?
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02-22-2020, 08:16 PM
Post: #56
RE: Who is this?
William Mumler?

“The honest man, tho' e'er sae poor,
Is king o' men for a' that” Robert Burns
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02-23-2020, 04:51 AM
Post: #57
RE: Who is this?
Close enough, Gene! It is Dr. Richard J. Patterson of Bellevue Place in Batavia, Illinois. Mary was sent to Bellevue after her insanity trial in 1875. Mary was there from May 20th to September 11th of that year.
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10-28-2020, 08:43 AM
Post: #58
RE: Who is this?
Who is this?

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10-28-2020, 12:12 PM (This post was last modified: 10-28-2020 12:13 PM by Rob Wick.)
Post: #59
RE: Who is this?
It reminds me of Ely Parker, Grant's Native American aide.

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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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10-28-2020, 12:26 PM
Post: #60
RE: Who is this?
Well done, Rob. You nailed it on the first try.

(Thanks to AussieMick for first posting a trivia question about him.)
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