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John Carroll Power

Born: 1819 in Fleming County, Kentucky
Died: 1894

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: After failed attempts at farming in Kansas, Power moved to Springfield and lived there the rest of his life.

Biography: John Carroll Power was a historian and was named the first custodian at the National Lincoln Monument in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois by the Lincoln Monument Association. He served in this capacity from 1874 until his death in 1894. He worked with detectives to help to foil the plot of a gang of counterfeiters to steal President Lincoln's body the evening of November 7, 1876. Later, Power and his associates formed the 'Lincoln Guard of Honor', an organization formed both for public ceremonies at Lincoln's tomb and for protecting the remains of the President and his family.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

John Carroll Power on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  Abraham Lincoln :
ISBN: 9781504263962 OCLC: 945975209

  Abraham lincoln :
ISBN: 1172230730 OCLC: 944037188

Nabu Press, [Place of publication not identified] : 2010.

  Abraham lincoln :
ISBN: 1172232539 OCLC: 944037263

Nabu Press, [Place of publication not identified] : 2010.

  History of an attempt to steal the body of abraham lincoln.
ISBN: 1151152676 OCLC: 933795792

Rarebooksclub Com, [Place of publication not identified] : 2012.

History of the early settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois
ISBN: 9780788410185 OCLC: 41105741

Heritage Books, Bowie, Md. : 1998, 1876.

  History of the early settlers of sangamon county, illinois :
ISBN: 1172495149 OCLC: 944124960

Nabu Press, [Place of publication not identified] : 2010.