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Mary Lincoln Beckwith
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Birth: Aug. 22, 1898
Death: Jul. 11, 1975

Was a prominent descendant of Abraham Lincoln. She was one of the last two descendants (great-grandchildren) of Abraham Lincoln with her brother, Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith.

"Peggy" Lincoln at age 14.Mary Beckwith, or "Peggy" as she was occasionally called, was born to Jessie Harlan Lincoln and Warren Beckwith on August 22, 1898, in Mt Pleasant, Iowa. Raised in Hildene with her brother, Peggy later grew up in Washington, D.C., and was said to have become ‘a squat, fair-haired, blue-eyed, chain smoker who golfed and dabbled in oil painting and sculpture. She got the nickname "Peggy" when her grandfather, Robert Todd Lincoln, described Mary Lincoln as her hair ‘flying in the sun' when he wrote to his Aunt Emile Todd Helm and gave Mary the name. She once saw her grandfather throw some of the Lincoln Papers into a fire grate. Peggy was apparently a lesbian, she became an eccentric recluse on the family estate in Vermont. She never married and died on July 10, 1975 at around 2:15 a.m. Mary Lincoln Beckwith died at Rutland Hospital in Rutland, Vermont. She requested when she died that her ashes be spread over her estate, this request was granted and there was no funeral or memorial service held. At her death, her brother, Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith, became the last living Lincoln descendant.

Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Created by: Laurie
Record added: May 23, 2006
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Mary Lincoln Beckwith
Added by: Laurie
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