Thursday, October 24, 2013

Fact of the Day: Mother Lincoln

President Abraham Lincoln's family knew tragedy far too well, and the future-president lost his mother at the age of nine. The cause of her death is debated among historians. But the most likely one is from a condition called milk sickness.

20 comments:

  1. I was just reading up about it, not a pleasant way to go.

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  2. So cute

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  3. It's ironic that both the Kennedy families and Lincoln families (the two most transformative presidents in history in my opinion) encountered so much tragedy.

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  4. :( Didn't know he was so young when his mom died.

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  5. never heard of that sickness....

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  6. I agree with Keith. There's definitely some irony there.

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  7. Genial post!!
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  8. Googled the condition. That actually sounds like a miserable way to go.

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  9. Oh my, sad when they go so young.

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  10. It usually happens that people who suffer the worst tragedies try to do their best in life. This is an example.Kisses, Adam:)

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  11. Milk sickness? Never heard of it! So much for the "Got Milk" campaign, eh?

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  12. I don't know anything about the "Milk Sickness" that plagued Lincoln's family but I've always been suspicious of milk in general. In a year, a human mother's breast milk is designed to grow a baby into a fifteen to twenty pound human but cow milk is designed to put several hundred pounds on a baby cow in one year. Something is wrong here.

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  13. i wonder if that means she was allergic. of course i would automatically think that. or maybe the milk was bad? i'm going to look that up too.

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  14. That's sad! On the other hand, I think he got his long face from his mother.

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  15. I am not an American, so it is the first time I hear of this fact.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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