Mary Todd Lincoln
by Caroline Walker & Teagan Crane
-Daughter of Robert Smith Todd and Eliza Anne Parker
-Siblings were Elizabeth, Francis "Fanny", Levi, Robert Jr., Ann, and George
-Studied grammar, geography, arithmetic, poetry, and literature at the Shelby Female Academy in 1826-1832
-Mary came from a wealthy family, so there was really no need for getting a job. Life was good for Mary. Later in life, she was very interested in politics and abolition.
Marriage & Children
-Had four children: Robert, Edward, William "Willy", and Thomas Lincoln
After the War
-She attempted many suicides, but failed them all. She felt she was not insane, but held against her own will. She later died in Springfield, Illinois on July 16, 1882 in the home of her sister.
-She is buried in the LIncoln tomb, Oak Ridge Cemetery, in Springfield Illinois.
- She suffered from many mood swings
- Got in trouble for spending too much money redecorating the White Hose
- She was 14 inches shorter than her husband, at a height of 5'2
- Her husband called her Mollie
- She did not attend the funeral of her husband or her son William