Tuesday, June 01, 2004

Makes Me Feel Young

Last Widow of a Civil War Veteran Dies
The Guardian- June 01, 2004 -
Alberta Martin, the last widow of a Civil War veteran, died on Memorial Day, ending an unlikely ascent from sharecropper's daughter to the belle of 21st century Confederate history buffs who paraded her across the South. She was 97.
Oldest Person Dies at 114 in Puerto Rico
The Guardian- June 01, 2004 -
Ramona Trinidad Iglesias Jordan, who at age 114 was recognized as the world's oldest person, has died after a bout with pneumonia, her family said Monday.