(THE HILL) – A woman believed to be the last living widow of a Civil War veteran has died at 101.
Helen Viola Jackson died Dec. 16 at Marshfield, Missouri’s Webco Manor Nursing Home, the Missouri Cherry Blossom Festival said in a statement.
Jackson recently told a minister she had married James Bolin, a 93-year-old widower who served in the 14th Missouri Cavalry, when she was 17, according to the statement. The Daughters of the Union Veterans were able to corroborate her account based on historical documents.
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