The Last Documented Widow of a Civil War Veteran Has Died

by— On December 16, 2020, Helen Viola Jackson died in Marshfield, Missouri at the age of 101. She was the last known widow of a Civil War veteran, marrying 93-year-old James Bolin in 1936 at the age of 17. James Bolin was a 93-year-old widower when Jackson’s father volunteered her to stop by his house each day and assist him with chores as she headed home from school. Bolin, who was a private in the 14th Missouri Cavalry and served until the end of the war in Co. F, did not believe in accepting...—PLANS DEFIANT LAST STAND. PLANS DEFIANT LAST STAND (Main headline, 2nd story, link) Related stories:240 HOURS LEFTMAGA READY TO RUMBLEIMPEACHMENT II

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