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Frederic W. Lincoln Jr.

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Frederic W. Lincoln Jr.
Personal details
Frederic Walker Lincoln IV

October 15, 1898
New York City
DiedApril 7, 1968 (1968-04-08) (aged 69)
New York City
(m. 1925; his death 1968)
RelationsFrederic W. Lincoln Jr. (grandfather)
ParentsFrederic Walker Lincoln III
Residence941 Park Avenue
EducationPomfret School
Alma materPrinceton University
Military service
Branch/serviceNaval Air Reserve
Battles/warsWorld War II

Frederic Walker Lincoln IV (15 October 1898 – 7 April 1968) was chairman of the board of trustees of the New York Medical College and the Flower and Fifth Avenue Hospital who married into the Rockefeller family.[1]

Early life

Frederic Walker Lincoln IV was born on October 15, 1898 in New York City to Philena and Frederic Walker Lincoln III.[2] His father was a distant cousin of Abraham Lincoln.[3] His paternal grandparents were Emily Caroline Lincoln and Frederic W. Lincoln Jr., the former mayor of Boston, Massachusetts during the Civil War.[2] Together, his parents had five children, of which he was the only boy:

  • Florence Lincoln (1897–1998), who married William A. Rockefeller (1896–1973) in 1918. After their divorce, she married George Sloan (died 1955), chairman of the board of the Metropolitan Opera Association. After his death, she married H. Bartow Farr (died 1972) in 1959. He was a partner in the law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher.[4]
  • Frederic Walker Lincoln IV (1898–1968)
  • Mary Knight Lincoln (1898–1974), who married W. Stapley Wonham (1898–1973)[5] in 1923[6]
  • Philena Hope Lincoln (1901–1993), who married Reginald G. Coombe (1895–1976)[7] in 1922[8]
  • Emily Caroline Lincoln (1906–1991), who married Sidney Lanier (1902–1986)[9] in 1927, the grandson of poet Sidney Lanier (1842–1881)[10]

He was educated at Pomfret School and then Princeton University, where he graduated in 1921.

Career and military service

After graduating from Princeton, he joined his father's export-import firm H. W. Peabody & Co., of which he became a partner, until World War II began. He enlisted as a sergeant in the aviation section of the Army Signal Corps and fought in World War II in the Naval Air Reserve, retiring with the rank of Commander.[1]

Lincoln was chairman of the board of trustees of the New York Medical College and the Flower and Fifth Avenue Hospital, retiring in 1965. In the same year, he was awarded an honorary degree from the New York Medical College.[1]

Personal life

On September 26, 1925 at Christ Episcopal Church in Greenwich, Connecticut, he was married by Rev. John Lewis Lincoln to Isabel Rockefeller (1902–1980), daughter of Percy Avery Rockefeller (1878—1934), and granddaughter of William Rockefeller (1841–1922) and James Jewett Stillman (1850–1918). Together, Frederic and Isabel had four daughters:[1]

  • Isabel Lincoln, who married Basil B. Elmer
  • Calista Lincoln (died 2012), who married Henry U. Harder
  • Percy Lincoln, who married William B. Chappell
  • Florence Lincoln, who married Thomas L. Short

Lincoln died at his home at 941 Park Avenue on April 7, 1968 in New York City. He also had a home in Deerpark, Greenwich, Connecticut.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Frederic W. Lincoln, 69, Dies. Headed Medical College Board". New York Times. April 8, 1968. Frederic Walker Lincoln, who retired as chairman of the board of trustees of the New York Medical College and Flower and Fifth Avenue Hospitals in 1965, died ...
  2. ^ a b Cutter, William Richard (1913), New England Families Genealogical and Memorial, A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of Commonwealths and the Founding of a Nation, Volume II, New York, N.Y.: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, pp. 670–671
  3. ^ "F.W. LINCOLN DIES; IMPORT FIRM HEAD; Senior Member of H.W. Peabody & Co.--Distant Cousinof Civil War President.HELD OTHER DIRECTORATES His Son Wed Grandniece of John D. Rockefeller Sr.--Was Member of Many Clubs". The New York Times. April 15, 1931. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Deaths FARR, FLORENCE LINCOLN". The New York Times. 29 May 1998. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  5. ^ "W. STAPLEY WONHAM". The New York Times. June 14, 1973. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  6. ^ "MISS MARY LINCOLN ENGAGED TO MARRY; Sister of Mrs. Wm. A. Rockefeller to Wed W. Stapley Wonham Other Troths". The New York Times. September 30, 1923. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  7. ^ "REGINALD COOMBE, HEADED HOSPITAL; Banker Who Led Memorial Hospital for Cancer Dies". The New York Times. May 4, 1976. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  8. ^ "MISS PHILENA LINCOLN WEDS R.G. COOMBE; Junior League Girl Marries Former War Aviator in Old FirstPresbyterian Church". The New York Times. May 23, 1922. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  9. ^ "SIDNEY LANIER". The New York Times. 11 June 1986. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  10. ^ "ROSE FALLON TO WED GEORGE VAN NAMEE; Her Marriage to Public Service Commissioner in St. Patrick's Cathedral Feb. 26. EMILY LINCOLN BETROTHED Junior League Girl to Wed Sidney Lanier, Publisher's Son -Other Engagements". The New York Times. February 18, 1927. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
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