National Geographic : 1952 Feb
§^^^ Illll1 © National Geographic Society 178 IKoldahromes byRalph Gray SSpringfield: "Here I Have Lived . . . andHave Passed from aYoung toan Old Man" Lincoln bought the only home he ever ownedfor$1,500; later asecond story was added for$1,300. Three of his four sons were born here. Those "dearcodgers" romped and rollicked tothe dismay oftheir nervous mother and the delight of their indulgentfather. Sorrow from death ofloved ones haunted Lincoln, who sometimes felt he was "living in thetombs." Eddie died at3years inthis house, Willie at 11 in the White House, and Tad at 18 after his father's assassination. Robert Todd Lincoln lived to82.