lieutenant was claimed that Jack was much like President Lincoln. At the age of 16, Jack was in Versailles to study French in preparation for an entrance examination for Harvard University. Jack fell ill with blood poisoning after infection set in following surgery in Paris to lance a carbuncle that had formed under his arm.
He was moved from France to England on January 16, 1890, where he was to have been seen by the noted physician Thomas John MacLagan.
A second surgery was performed on February 27, 1890, though it gave no relief and Jack died six days later at the family residence. A 20th-century biographer wrote that while Jack was weak, he had been recovering.
Jack"s father, Robert, was said to be in their sitting room with Henry White when daughter Mary rushed in with the words, "Go upstairs quickly." Robert returned ten minutes later with the news of Jack"s death. He later wrote, "We had a long & most anxious struggle and at times had hopes of saving our boy.
lieutenant would have been done if it had depended only on his own marvelous pluck & patience now that the end has come, there is a great blank in our future lives & an affliction not to be measured."
The registers of the General Cemetery Company record that the remains of "Abraham Lincoln" were deposited in Catacomb Z, beneath the Dissenters" Chapel of Kensal Green Cemetery on 7 March 1890.
His father accompanied the coffin back to Illinois, where Jack was buried in the Lincoln Tomb in Springfield, Illinois on November 8, 1890. His mother later decided on burial at Arlington National Cemetery and Jack"s remains were re-interred there in May 1930 near those of his father, who had died four years earlier. Jack"s name was not added to his father"s memorial until 1976.