April 14-15, 2015
On April 14-15, 2015, the 150 year anniversary of the assassination of President Lincoln the great-great grandchildren of Elizabeth L.C. Dixon attended the public LINCOLN 150 programs at Ford's Theater and private family events in honor of the strength and courage shown by their great-great grandmother 150 years ago. She, along with her sister and niece, silently comforted their friend, Mary Lincoln throughout the night-long vigil at the Petersen House. After she witnessed the death of President Lincoln she had to do the unthinkable-- bring her friend, Mary Lincoln back to the White House-- alone.
|The grandchildren of Elizabeth L.C. Dixon|
The collection of letters and diaries of Elizabeth L.C. Dixon were preserved by her grandchildren so that future grandchildren may also be given a glimpse into the lives and friendships from the past.
|Pocket watch carried by Elizabeth L.C. Dixon|
Who comforted Mary Lincoln on April 15, 1865
She witnessed the death of President Lincoln
The great-great grandchildren of Elizabeth. L.C. Dixon are thankful her letters and diaries remain allowing us a glimpse into their lives. The first of her diaries was published in 2013 in White House History, issue 33 and recently images of the pages of her 1840-41 European Honeymoon Grand Tour diary was published by great-great grandson, James Welling.