Graceland Cemetery, Chicago IL
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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4001 North Clark Street, Chicago IL 60613, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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
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
Also see . . . Allan Pinkerton's Detective Agency. (Submitted on September 30, 2013, by Trevor Morris of Fond du lac, Wisconsin.)
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