Abe Lincoln’s son was pulled to safety from an oncoming train by whose brother?
– Mark Twain
– Vincent Van Gogh
– John Wilkes Booth
– Robert E. Lee
Answer: In a strange twist of fate, Edwin Booth, the brother of John Wilkes Booth, once saved the life of Abraham Lincoln‘s son Robert Todd Lincoln. Fate brought Lincoln and Booth together in a train station in Jersey City, N.J., in the midst of the Civil War. Lincoln was waiting to buy a train ticket when he was accidentally pushed off the platform into the path of an oncoming train. According to Robert Lincoln, Edwin Booth grabbed him by the collar and pulled him back to his feet. It was less than a year after this event that Booth’s brother took the life of Lincoln’s father.
John Wilkes Booth
John Wilkes Booth was an American actor and assassin, who murdered President Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. on April 14, 1865. Wikipedia
Born: 10 May 1838, Bel Air, Maryland, United States
Died: 26 April 1865, Port Royal, Virginia, United States
Height: 1.73 m
Cause of death: Gunshot wound
Buried: 1869, Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Siblings: Edwin Booth, Asia Booth, Junius Brutus Booth Jr., MORE