Mary Todd Lincoln cause of death

Mary Todd Lincoln’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday) December 13, 1818

Death Date July 16, 1882

Age of Death 63 years

Cause of Death Stroke

Profession First Lady

The first lady Mary Todd Lincoln died at the age of 63. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Wife of Abraham Lincoln and First Lady of the U.S. from 1861 to 1865. She was portrayed by Sally Fields, in an Academy Award-nominated performance, in the Steven Spielberg film Lincoln.

She grew up in a slaveholder’s family; she loved studying literature and became fluent in French.

She was a staunch supporter of her husband’s wartime policies despite the fact that several of her half-brothers served in the Confederate Army and were killed in action.

Personal Life

She had four healthy sons, all born in Springfield, Illinois, but grew depressed and full of grief when she outlived all but one of them.

She was with her husband at Ford’s Theatre when he was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

How did Mary Todd Lincoln die?

During the early 1880s, Mary Lincoln was confined to the Springfield, Illinois, residence of her sister Elizabeth Edwards. On July 15, 1882, exactly eleven years after her youngest son died, she collapsed at her sister’s home, lapsed into a coma, and died the next morning of a stroke at age 63.