Missouri woman believed to be last Civil War widow dies — The Frontier Post

Monitoring Desk O’FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Helen Viola Jackson’s 1936 marriage to James Bolin was unusual to say the least: He was 93 and in declining health, and she was a 17-year-old schoolgirl. Bolin was also a Civil War veteran who fought for the Union in the border state of Missouri. Jackson was almost certainly…

Missouri woman believed to be last Civil War widow dies — The Frontier Post
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