Monday, April 24, 2006

henry rathbone

my third cousin 4 times removed sat with president and mrs lincoln in the presidential box at fords theater the night lincoln was assassinated by john wilkes booth. he accompanied his fiance clare harris, the daughter of new york senator ira harris and friend of mary todd lincoln. his life was so changed after that event. He blamed himself for not saving Lincoln, a charge no one else leveled against him.

1 comment:

BitterSuites said...

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