Willie and Tad's Room

The two youngest Lincoln sons had their bedroom on the south side of the second floor. Willie (William Wallace) was born in this house on December 21, 1850, and died in the White House on February 20, 1862.

Tad (Thomas), who was named for the paternal grandfather who never saw him, was born in this house on April 4, 1853. He died at age 18 in Chicago, Illinois, leaving his brother Robert as the only surviving Lincoln son.

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