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Allan Pinkerton

Graceland Cemetery, Chicago IL

 
 
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By Don Morfe, February 19, 2007
1. Allan Pinkerton Marker
Inscription. In memory of Allan Pinkerton, born in Glascow, Scotland, August 25th 1819. Died in Chicago, Illinois July 1st 1884. Aged 65 years.

A friend to honesty and a foe to crime, devoting himself for a generation to the prevention and detection of crime in many countries. He was the founder in America of a noble profession. In the house of the nationís peril, he conducted Abraham Lincoln safely through the ranks of treason to the scene of his first inauguration as President. He sympathized with, protected and defended the slaves, and labored earnestly for their freedom. Hating wrong, and loving good, he was strong, brave, tender and true.
 
Location. 41° 57.47′ N, 87° 39.619′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is on Center Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4001 North Clark Street, Chicago IL 60613, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John A. "Jack" Johnson (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Earl Seymour Wharton Reebie (about 800 feet away); Claude Seymour Reebie (about 800 feet away); Louis Henri Sullivan (approx. 0.2 miles

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By Don Morfe, February 19, 2007
2. Allan Pinkerton Marker
away); Joseph R. Scott (approx. 0.2 miles away); Graves Family Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Peter Altgeld (approx. 0.2 miles away); Getty Tomb (approx. ľ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Chicago.
 
Regarding Allan Pinkerton. Alan Pinkerton, 1819 – 1884, came to America from Scotland. Working as a cooper in Ohio, he discovered the hideout of a gang of counterfeiters, helped nab the gang, and became a deputy sheriff. His reputation spread, he became Cook County Sheriff, then Chicagoís first detective. When he went private, his trademark was the unblinking eye. He was also an ardent abolitionist, and part of the Underground Railroad.
A memorial stone for Timothy Webster (buried in Onarga, Illinois) is next to Kate Warn who is buried near Pinkerton, their employer. Kate, the nationís first female private eye, and Timothy helped Pinkerton escort Abraham Lincoln to his inauguration. Webster, in Pinkertonís secret service, was hanged by the Confederacy as a spy during the Civil War.
Information from the Graceland Cemetery website.
 
Also see . . .  Allan Pinkerton's Detective Agency
<i>Antietam, Md. Allan Pinkerton, President Lincoln, and Maj. Gen. John A. McClernand</i> image. Click for full size.
By Alexander Gardner, October 3, 1862
3. Antietam, Md. Allan Pinkerton, President Lincoln, and Maj. Gen. John A. McClernand
Image courtesy of the Library of Congress, Civil War Glass Negative Collection.
. (Submitted on September 30, 2013, by Trevor Morris of Fond du lac, Wisconsin.)
 
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Allan Pinkerton Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2016
4. Allan Pinkerton Monument
 
 
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