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RIP Helen Viola Jackson - America’s Last Civil War Widow

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Viva Las Vegas, Jan 7, 2021.

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  1. Viva Las Vegas

    Viva Las Vegas Ramblin' Gamblin' Man

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    Trip 61!
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    3544quebec High-Roller

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    "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."

    I hope he copes with his loss.
     
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  3. Joe Strummer

    Joe Strummer VIP Whale

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    For History sake......
    I'd love to know what his pension amounted to ?
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    My grandfather was born 1865.
     
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  4. vegascurley

    vegascurley Low-Roller

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    OMG..when i read the headings ..i thought ..wait a minute,,,no way!....wow..what a story!
     
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  5. bull1029

    bull1029 Mr. Vegas

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    Wow. A trivia queston for the ages.
     
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    bull0120 VIP Whale

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    "They wed on Sept. 4, 1936, at his home. Throughout their three years of marriage there was no intimacy and she never lived with him."

    Well that ruined the joke I had prepared....
     
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  7. LolaDoggie

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    Wow, what a private woman with an amazing connection to history. Wow.
     
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    Great story.
     
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    rooster42000 Brady, The Goat of all Goats. repeat LVI- #8

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