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 James C. Conkling

James C. Conkling

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 1 Mar 1899 (aged 82)
Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Burial Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Plot Block 7, 184
Memorial ID 19952 · View Source
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James & his wife Mercy were good friends & confidantes of Abraham & Mary Lincoln. Conkling was Mayor of Springfield in 1845 & then member of the state legislature. He read the famous "Conkling Letter" from Lincoln at a mass meeting in Springfield in September 1863, in which Lincoln defended so eloquently his policies in the war & the Emancipation Proclamation.



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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 29 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19952
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James C. Conkling (13 Oct 1816–1 Mar 1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19952, citing Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .