How 3rd great-grandmother was awarded same Civil War Widows Pension…Twice!

Civil War Widows Pension Certificate 1909

Elizabeth Civil War Widows Pension Certificate 1909

Elizabeth Civil War Widows Pension Certificate 1909

By: Michael S Sheaffer

This is my 3rd great grandmother Elizabeth (Morrow) Staire 1837-1911 Civil War Widows Pension Certificate. She was married to my 3rd great-grandfather Jacob A Staire 1836-1876 who was a soldier in the 207th Pennsylvania Volunteers Regiment Co. F . After coming home from the war he developed a lung disease that he would later die from in 1876. Elizabeth was awarded a Widows Pension in 1883 but in 1893 she married an Isaacc Perkins and would have to surrender her Pension. Upon Issaac Perkins death in 1909 she applied again for her Widows Pension from Jacob A Staire and was given a renewal of this Pension in same year of 1909. If you look in upper right corner of certificate you will see the word “Renewal”.  She died in 1911 and is buried with Isaacc Perkins in Springhill Cemetery in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.

Springhill Cemetery Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

Springhill Cemetery
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

 Jacob A Staire is buried a few miles away in Ridge Church of the Brethren Cemetery Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

Ridge Road Cemetery Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

Ridge Road Cemetery
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

 

Sheaffer Family Genealogy

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