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A Tale of two Mr. Lincoln's Both Mr. Lincoln's


were very handsome, athletic men and both men were stars of the stage and silent films. Of interest to readers


of the Otis Gazette is Mr. E.K. Lincoln (Edward Klink Lincoln) who had a 4000 acre estate at the southern end of Long Pond on Gibbs Road on the Blandford - Otis line. He was born in 1884 and died in 1958. He appeared in 66 silent movies, mostly for the Vitagraph Company in Brooklyn, N.Y. His handsome profile was quite an asset in silent films. He is best known role was as Jimy Dale Alias the Grey Seal. Mr. Lincoln married a Singer Sewing Machine heiress: Ada Olive Proctor who had acquired the land on Gibbs Road in 1909-1912 during a prior marriage. The Lincoln Estate contain two large homes. Bill Hall worked on the


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Lincoln Estate for fifteen years: he recalled the sinking of three lovely motor launches because they had no use for them. The other Mr


Lincoln was Elmo Lincoln (Otto Elmo Likenhelt) who lived and worked in California. He as born in 1889 and died in 1952. He played the blacksmith White Arm Joe in the famous 'The Birth of a Nation' (1915) A former lawman, the barrel- chested actor is best remembered as the star of 'Tarzan of the Apes' (1918), the first film to earn over a million dollars, a lot of money in 1918. By Tom O’Donnell, East


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