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Kathryn Evans, Who Saw Lincoln Shot

Kathryn M. Evans had the first line inĀ Our American Cousin at Ford’s Theater the night that President Lincoln was assassinated there. She went on to a long career, eventually retiring in Chicago, where she once had a reunion with another old cast member at a play about Lincoln at the Blackstone Theater (now the Merle Reskin). One lingering mystery is what became of her theatrical memorability; stories about her in her old age say that her apartment was full of it. Perhaps her probate record is on file in Chicago and might give us a clue! Her grave and story…