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  Missouri woman believed to be last Civil War widow dies
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Last EditedMr. Politics  Jan 10, 2021 03:45pm
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AuthorAssociated Press
News DateSunday, January 10, 2021 09:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionHelen 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 the last remaining widow of a Civil War soldier when she died Dec. 16 at a nursing home in Marshfield, Missouri. She was 101.
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