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Title: Last US Civil War Widow dies at 101
Post by: airboy on January 08, 2021, 03:22:08 PM
The last known Civil War widow died at 101 in Missouri.

She married a really old guy at the age of 17 and lived a very long time.

When I was an undergrad in the early 1980s, a history professor said that North Carolina was still paying Civil War Widow pensions and gave us the (trivial) dollar amount.  The amount had not been increased since the 1930s or 40s and inflation marches ever onward.

You can read about it here:
https://people.com/human-interest/last-known-widow-of-civil-war-veteran-helen-jackson-dies/


[Could not decide between weird news or military history].
Title: Re: Last US Civil War Widow dies at 101
Post by: al_infierno on January 08, 2021, 03:52:12 PM
R.I.P.  I bet she never imagined she would outlive her first husband when she married him.
Title: Re: Last US Civil War Widow dies at 101
Post by: Jarhead0331 on January 08, 2021, 04:01:36 PM
With the way things are going, something tells me there will be more Civil War widows in the future.
Title: Re: Last US Civil War Widow dies at 101
Post by: Gusington on January 08, 2021, 04:29:16 PM
Pretty amazing. I would have guessed the last one would have died decades ago. Also amazing that the article mentions ‘last known’ - who knows who is still alive out there.
Title: Re: Last US Civil War Widow dies at 101
Post by: Lotti Fuehrscheim on January 08, 2021, 04:45:58 PM
Pretty amazing. I would have guessed the last one would have died decades ago. Also amazing that the article mentions ‘last known’ - who knows who is still alive out there.

Man born in 1850, marries at 88 in 1938 with an 18 year old woman who dies at 101 in 2021.

It is a stretch.
Title: Re: Last US Civil War Widow dies at 101
Post by: Sir Slash on January 08, 2021, 09:36:41 PM
Not if you eat prunes every day, they keep you going.  :DD