Civil War pensioners still collecting benefits

Further exploring the boundary between genealogy and actuarial science:

Despite the fact that the Civil War ended April 9, 1865 (53,630 days ago, for reference), the government is still paying out veterans’ pensions.

Records from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs show that two children of Civil War veterans, as of September, are receiving pensions from their fathers’ service.

Thanks to Ancestral Archaeologist for the link.

According to U.S. News and World Report, “it’s likely that the children of the Civil War veterans, who have wished to remain anonymous, both had illnesses that prevented them from ever becoming self-sufficient.”

BTW, John Tyler’s grandchildren are still alive.

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