Edwin Booth Saved Abraham Lincoln’s Son, Then His Brother Assassinated President Lincoln, Then Lincoln’s Son Directly Witnessed Two More Presidential Assassinations

Edwin Booth (brother of John Wilkes Booth) saves the son of
Abraham Lincoln (Robert Todd Lincoln)

  • Edwin Booth saved Robert Todd Lincoln from being hit by a train without knowing who he was. Robert Todd Lincoln was in Jersey City and almost fell off the train platform when Edwin Booth reached out and grabbed him, saving his life.

Abraham Lincoln creates the Secret Service

  • Abraham Lincoln established the Secret Service on April 14, 1865. But they are not assigned to protect the president.

John Wilkes Booth then assassinates Abraham Lincoln

  • Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865, (same day secret service was created), while attending the play Our American Cousin at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C.

Robert Lincoln then later witnesses President Garfield get assassinated

  • He was present and a witness at the assassination of U.S. President Garfield in 1881, at the time serving as the Secretary of War.

Robert Lincoln then later witnesses President McKinley get assassinated

  • He was present when President McKinley was shot in 1901. 
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  1. Odd coincidences, hey or is there any such thing as a coincident?

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  2. Interesting. I had a remarkable coincidence happen to me. When I was 14 I spent a few weeks in Mississippi visiting family. I met a girl and was just crazy about her. I left and we wrote each other letters for about a year. When I was 17 I was driving home from my after school job and I picked up a hitchhiker—here in Washington state. We started talking and I asked him where he was from. “Mississippi” he says. “Oh I know a girl in Vicksburg” I say. He tells me he’s from Vicksburg and asks me her name. When I told him his jaw went wide open. “That’s my sister!” I took him to my house and kept him overnight. We called Kim and spoke a while. I gave him another ride the next day to the bus. I lived way out of town in the country. 3000miles and 3 years apart. Quite a coincidence he was there that night, and even stranger that I picked him up. It was the seventies though.

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  3. No good deed goes unpunished?
    It’s a small world, after all?
    For every action, there is an equal but opposite reaction?

    Humans… —sigh 😦

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  4. Honestly, if we were to stop and think about it, we all could come up with a similar scenario.
    – Yes, even I could tell about a time, far from home (several states away), very early in the morning (3 am), meeting someone I know (my next door neighbor).

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