Earlier reports, with confirmations from the White House, said Michelle Obama’s father was buried at Burr Oak Cemetery. It is the Illinois cemetery in the midst of an desecration scandal. Now, Mrs. Obama’s office says, “There has been some confusion that has been cleared up. Fraser Robinson lll was buried at Lincoln Cemetery, not Burr Oak.”
With confirmation from the Mrs. Obama’s office, news outlets like CNN reported on the story. It was the headline in mid day. Now the White House says Mr. Robinson is buried at Lincoln Cemetery.
Fraser Robinson III was a pump operator for the water department in Chicago and a Democratic party precinct captain who battled multiple sclerosis. He died in 1991 from complications from multiple sclerosis.
Michelle Obama’s mother, Marian Robinson, moved from the South Side to the White House when her son-in-law, Barack Obama, was inaugurated in January.