On March 17, 1923, Margaret signed a Declaration for Widow’s Pension form in order to receive a widow’s pension, based on Isaac’s service in the Civil War. Affidavits signed by Elizabeth E. Stevens, John Fleming, and D. F. Kirkpatrick attested to the fact that Margaret was the wife of Isaac Newton Carr and that they were personally acquainted with Mr. and Mrs. Carr.
Margaret’s application for a widow’s pension was approved. She continued to receive a monthly pension until her death, which, at that time, was $40 per month.
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