Monthly Archives: May 2014

Integral Phalanx, Loami

See Utopian Socialism in Sangamon County.

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Fleetwood Lindley and the reburial of Abraham Lincoln

Fleetwood Lindley (1887-1963) was, at the time of his death, the last living person to have seen the face of President Abraham Lincoln. Lindley was 14 years old* on Sept. 26, 1901, the day Lincoln’s casket was opened for the … Continue reading

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Ansar Shrine leadership, 1914-2014

The leaders (“potentates”) of Springfield-based Ansar Shrine during its first 100 years included a Springfield mayor, a Springfield First Citizen and the last living person to have viewed the face of Abraham Lincoln. Ansar Shrine was chartered on July 13, … Continue reading

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