Thursday, June 17, 2004

Civil War Widow

Ok, this is another weird article I found. We still have Civil War widows alive!!!!! Maudie Celia Acklin married William M. Cantrell in 1934. She was 19 and he was 87. He died three years later. If anyone remembers their history (you all should!!), the Civil War began in 1861 (I think that's the correct year). Granted this woman was 19 in 1934, which makes this story a bit more bizarre. Then again that was way back then. I guess it was common to marry someone 68 yrs younger than you. Well, here's the link to the article: Civil War

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