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:

Anonymous said...

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

Mónica Villar said...

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Optimistic Existentialist said...

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.

Emmylou said...

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

Meitzeu said...

A young age to live independently.

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DEZMOND said...

never heard of that sickness....

Dana said...

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

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A Beer for the Shower said...

Googled the condition. That actually sounds like a miserable way to go.

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Oh my, sad when they go so young.

Christine said...

poor Abe.

Sharon said...

That's so sad :(

Pilar Domínguez said...

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

Pat said...

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

stephen Hayes said...

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.

Julie Ann Lozada said...

milk sickness? never heard of it either...

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Teddi said...

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.

Theresa Mahoney said...

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

FilipBlog said...

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

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Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I didn't know about his mother. That is sad.