Mary Lincoln's Coterie

 

 

Question for the week

For April 16-22

 

Who did the Lincolns refer to as "Little Sister"?

Be sure to email you answer to Valerie by the evening of April 22, 2012!

 

For April 10-15, 2012

 

Name the couple that shared the box at Ford's Theatre with the Lincoln's on April 14. 1865.

Answer: Maj. Henry Rathbone and Ms. Clara Harris

 

Bonus# 1: What did Mary Lincoln say to Dr. Charles Leale?

Answer" Oh, Doctor, do what you can for my dear husband! Is he dead? Can he recover?"

 

Bonus #2: Where was Tad when news of the assasination spread throughout Washington?

 

Answer: Tad was at Grover's Theatre watching a production of "Aladdin and His Magic Lamp"

Congratulations to those who correctly answered this week!

Jon Coleman

Janet Myer

Denise Blaze

 

For April 2- April 8, 2012

 

 What did Mary Lincoln wear to Ford's Theatre on April 14, 1865? Describe the fabric her dress was made from as well her bonnet and cloak.

 

Mary's dress on the night of President Lincoln's assassination was black with white flowers. Mary's cloak was black velvet with black and white cord trim and tassels with black lace applique. Mary's bonnet was white silkwith flowers embracing the complete front, facial brim with common tie ribbons and possibly a fan tail in the back.

Source: "Fashionable First Lady: The Victorian Wardrobe of Mary Lincoln"

by Donna D McCreary

 

Congratulations to those that correctly answered this week

Denise Blaze

Jon Coleman

Janet Myer

Be sure to email you answer to Valerie by the evening of April 8, 2012!

Question for the week

March 26 - April 1

 

How many children did Mary and Abraham have, what were their names, and who were they each named after?

Answer:

The Lincolns had 4 children: Robert Todd, named for his maternal grandfather; Edward Baker, named for family friend Edward Baker; William Wallace, named for Mary's brother in law Dr. William Wallace and possibly for the Scottish hero William Wallace; and Thomas, named for his paternal grandfather.

 

Congratulations to those who correctly answered this week's question

Jon Coleman

Denise Blaze

Janet Myer

Pam Brown

Rose Harmon

Larry Weatherford

Fred Priebe

Gerald Swick

 

 

Question of the week for March 19--March 25

 

When Mary first came to Springfield, IL, two of her sisters were already living there. Name the 2 sisters and their husbands. Also, who did Mary live with in Springfield before  she married Abraham Lincoln?

Answer:

Mary's sisters already living in Springfield were Francis, married to Dr William Wallace and Elizabeth, married to Mr. Ninian Edwards. Mary lived with Elizabeth and Ninian until she married Abraham Lincoln.

Congratulations to those who correctly answered this week's question

Jon Coleman

Denise Blaze

Janet Myer

Pam Brown

Rose Harmon

 

Every Monday we will be posting a new question about Mary Lincoln, her family and friends. It could be a trivia question, or a quote with a question about it.

If you know the answer email our webmistress Valerie by the following Sunday. Those who answer correctly will have their names listed here, and on Mary Lincoln's Coterie Facebook page. The person with the most correct answers by July 8, 2012 will win an autographed copy of Donna McCreary's latest book, "The Kentucky Todds of Lexington Cemetery". The winner will be announced at our annual Luncheon in Springfield on July 16, 2012. The questions used were researched and chosen by Valerie Gugala and Donna McCreary, therefore they are not eligible to win. Sorry, Donna!

 


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