Maudie Hopkins

 

Age: 93

 

Summary: one of the last surviving widows of a Civil War veteran who married former Confederate soldier William M. Cantrell in 1934 when she was 19 and he was 86 in hopes of escaping poverty, who was supported by her husband on a pension of $25 every two or three months, but received no further pension benefits after his death in 1937, and who was recently certified by various historical organizations, most notably the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

 

 

Cause of Death: Natural causes

 

Born: December 7, 1914

 

Died: August 17, 2008

 

Location: Helena, Arkansas