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The Last Civil War Widow Dies at 101

The unexpectedly sweet story behind her marriage

Helen Viola Jackson was just 17-years old when she married 93-year old James Bolin; Photo source.

What if I told you a story of a 17-year old girl marrying her 93-year old neighbor? I’m guessing “sweet” is not the word that you would use to describe their union. You wouldn’t be alone in assuming that either the girl was a gold-digger or the neighbor was a pedophile.

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