World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Mamie Lincoln

Article Id: WHEBN0015456405
Reproduction Date:

Title: Mamie Lincoln  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Abraham Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln's Farewell Address, Abraham Lincoln's Peoria speech, Mary Lincoln Crume, William Wallace Lincoln
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Mamie Lincoln

Mamie Lincoln
Born Mary Todd Lincoln
(1869-10-15)October 15, 1869
Chicago, Illinois
Died November 21, 1938(1938-11-21) (aged 69)
New York City, New York
Occupation Choir Mother
Spouse(s) Charles Bradford Isham
Children Lincoln Isham
Parents Mary Eunice Harlan and Robert Todd Lincoln

Mary Todd “Mamie” Lincoln (October 15, 1869 – November 21, 1938) was a granddaughter of Abraham Lincoln, the first daughter of Robert Todd Lincoln and the mother of Lincoln Isham.[1]

“Mamie” Lincoln was born to Mary Eunice Harlan and Robert Todd Lincoln at the Robert Lincoln home in Chicago, Illinois. As a child, she was called by the nickname of “Little Mamie”. Her father, Robert Todd Lincoln would often bring “Mamie” to his mother, Mary Todd Lincoln; it is believed that Robert addressed “Mamie” as Mary’s ‘favorite grandchild’. On one visit, Mary Lincoln gave her grandchild two very expensive dolls.

“Mamie” and her siblings were described as ‘bright, natural, unpretentious children, well liked by the people of the town’. “Mamie” and her sister, Jessie, were piano students in the summer session of Iowa Wesleyan in 1886.[2] “Mamie” later became a member of the Mount Pleasant Chapter A of the P.E.O. Sisterhood one month before her birthday, on September 17, 1884. Her sister Jessie was later accepted by the same organization on December 31, 1895, more than 11 years later.

She became engaged in London and then married Charles Bradford Isham on September 2, 1891 and bought a place in Manchester, Vermont, known as the 1811 house.[3] In 1892, she had her first and only child, Lincoln Isham in New York City. She lived the rest of her life in New York City including the address 19 East Seventy-second Street, where she was a choir mother of Grace Church on Broadway. On June 9, 1919, her husband died, leaving her a widow, but she continued to live in New York City for the next twenty years until she became gravely ill herself in 1938. She died in NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital on November 21, 1938 at around 10:05 AM at the age of 69.

See also


  1. ^ "Biography and Family Line of the Lincolns". 
  2. ^ "Photograph of Mary "Mamie" Lincoln". 
  3. ^ "Photograph of Mary "Mamie" Lincoln in her wedding gown". 


  • N.Y. Tribune article, October 23, 1938, "Mrs. Charles Isham Dies; Lincoln's Granddaughter.
  • "Jessie Harlan Lincoln in Iowa," by Dr. Louis A. Haselmayer, Annals of Iowa, Des Moines, IA, Fall 1968, p. 417.
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.