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Helen Viola Jackson, America’s last known Civil War widow, dead at 101
By Elizabeth Elizalde
January 6, 2021 1:35am  Updated


Helen Viola Jackson, who had been living in Webco Manor Nursing Home in Marshfield, Missouri, died on Dec. 16, the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War said in a statement on Saturday.

She married Private James Bolin — who fought with the 14th Missouri Cavalry and F Company — when she was 17 and he was 93 in September 1936.

Their relationship began when Jackson’s father volunteered her to help Bolin with his chores on her way to school.

https://nypost.com/2021/01/06/helen-viola-jackson-last-known-civil-war-widow-dead-at-101/

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Truly amazing. :yowsa: