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    Emily Todd was Mary Todd Lincoln's half-sister. In 1856 she married Benjamin Helm, a Confederate general. After Helm's death in 1863 Emily Helm passed through Union Lines to visit her sister in the White House. This caused great consternation in the Northern newspapers. Emily Helm took an oath of loyalty to the Union and was granted amnesty

    An excellent article about Mary Boleyn. Did you know she was the ancestress of Catherine Middleton? | post 19th July, 1543: The Death of Mary Boleyn | #history #Tudor #England

    Nancy Hanks Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln's mother. .

    Wedding day photograph of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd taken November 4, 1842 in Springfield, Illinois after three years of a stormy courtship and a broken engagement.

    Mary Todd Lincoln reveled in the social life of Washington. She spent copious amounts of money remodeling the White House and on extravagances like 300 gloves in 4 months and a 2500 dollar carpet. These shopping sprees landed her 6000 dollars over her 20,000 dollar Congressional limit. Some historians explain her shopping sprees as symptoms of bipolar disorder. Her spending was so bad that it was even an issue in the election of 1864.

    Robert Lincoln the son of Abraham Lincoln, was waiting to board a crowded train when the train lurched forward and he fell between the platform and the body of the passenger car he was trying to board. But before harm came, he was seized by the collar and yanked to the platform. His rescuer was Edwin Booth the brother of the man that would soon kill President Lincoln.

    Elizabeth Keckley. Former slave turned businesswoman. Mary Lincoln's dressmaker and friend in the White House.

    Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich Romanov (1904-1918). Last photo before his execution, May 1918. His diary, and those of his sisters, have recently been made public. In the last entry, he noted he knew that he was going to be killed and hoped that his sisters would be spared.

    The earliest known image of Willie Lincoln; In 1862 Mary's favorite son, Willie, died in the White House. This led to a tormented period of mourning. According to Elizabeth Keckley, Mary's seamstress, her grief was so overbearing that Mr. Lincoln warned she would have to be sent to an asylum if she couldn't control it.

    Daguerreotype of Lincoln and his family in front of the White House

    Violet Constance Jessop - The Unsinkable Woman. She survived all 3 of the White Star Line’s sister ships' disasters. She was a stewardess aboard the Olympic when it collided with a ship in 1911. She was a stewardess aboard the Titanic when it hit the iceberg. The Britannic was made into a hospital ship for WWI. Violet became a nurse & was working aboard when an explosion sank the ship. Violet continued to work for shipping lines until she retired in 1950. She died in 1971 of heart failure.

    Robert Todd Lincoln at the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial on May 30, 1922.

    Quigg Edmond Baxter (24) The night of Titanic's sinking he made sure his mother, sister, as well as Berthe, (who didn't want to get into the boat without Quigg) were secured in a lifeboat. His last words to his girls was "Au revoir bon espoirvous autres"-Goodbye and keep your spirits up everyone! He waved his last goodbye-as he perished later that night with the Titanic.

    ..Titanic's sunken sister ship "Britannic" lies on its starboard side in the Aegean Sea. Almost 92 years after it sank to the bottom of the ocean the ship could become an underwater museum for tourists

    Grand Duchesses Olga (1895-1918), Anastasia (1901-1918), Maria (1899-1918) and Tatiana (1897-1918) Romanova of Russia, daughters of the last Tsar, beautiful and angelic girls brutally murdered on 17th July 1918. This picture was taken four years prior their deaths

    Love against the odds: Mary's father threw her out when she decided to marry Jake, they have been happily married for 63 years

    Dr. Clelia Mosher (1863 - 1940) was a brilliant and extraordinary woman who made debunking the claims of Victorian medicine regarding the frailty of the female body her life's work.

    Ulysses S. Grant, Union General of the Civil War.

    Benjamin Piatt Runkle, age 21, c. 1857. Union general and as the founder of the Sigma Chi fraternity, the original frat boy.

    photo from 1912

    Olive Oatman was 13 when she traveled with her family to California by wagon. Attacked by Indians who killed all of the family but Olive, her Sister (who later died of starvation) and her Brother (who escaped). Sold to the Mojave tribe as a slave, she was tattooed and taken in as "one of their own". She was rescued 5 yrs later. She married John Fairchild in 1860, moved to Sherman TX where she died in 1903 and was buried in West Hill Cemetery on Lamar St. in Sherman.