Lincoln, Edward B.

Born: 1846-03-10 Springfield, Illinois

Died: 1850-02-01 Springfield, Illinois

The second son of Abraham and Mary Lincoln, Edward (Eddie) Baker Lincoln was named for Lincoln's political associate and fellow Springfield lawyer, Edward D. Baker. Eddie was often ill - finally succumbing to pulmonary tuberculosis shortly before his fourth birthday.

David Herbert Donald, Lincoln (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995), 107, 153-54; Roy P. Basler, ed., The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1953), 1:304.