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From: Carla Stone <>
Subject: Re: [Fwd: civil war widow]
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2000 08:45:02 -0700 (PDT)
The one thing I have learned about genealogical
research is: ANYTHING is possible. There are some
crazy age combinations out there, that may or may not
exist today. I think the civil war widow scenario is
entirely possible. I found a web site with civil war
trivia that list 3 such widows as of 7/97. Take a
look. But then again, there are those that just
continue to doubt what may be possible. To each his
own, I guess, but here's the addy.
--- "Janice G. Donley" <>
> I think my great-uncle was an example of about the
> limit here. He was a
> veteran of the 2nd O.V.I. He married an 18 year old
> girl in 1899, when he
> was 70 years old.
> That means she was born in 1881 and if she were
> alive now she would be
> 119 years old.
> There is one scenario that might work.
> The Civil War ended in 1865 and some of the soldiers
> were VERY young.
> If the youngest to enlist in that last year was 12
> years old
> he would have been born in 1853. He would have been
> 70 in 1923.
> If he had married an 18 year old girl
> then she would have been born 1905 and would now be
> So it could be possible, couldn't it?
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