Ekwanok elects Robert Todd Lincoln, the son of President Lincoln, as the third president of the Club, and he serves honorably as president until his death in 1926. Lincoln first visits Manchester with his mother, Mary Todd, and brother Tad, in 1864, during the Civil War, while Lincoln is a student at Harvard. He and his mother are scheduled to return again in 1865, but that is cancelled due to the death of his father. But Lincoln's Chicago law-firm partner, Edward S. Isham, has a summer residence in Manchester, Ormsby Hill, and Lincoln returns many times to visit Isham. Then, following Isham's unexpected death in 1902, Lincoln purchases 500 acres of Isham's estate to build his own summer residence in Manchester, which he calls: Hildene. In 1928 the Robert Todd Lincoln Memorial Cup, an invitational tournament, is inaugurated. That tournament continues today as a member/guest event and is one of the highlights of the golf season.
Robert Todd Lincoln