According to the inflation calculator, $3,000 in 1892 would be equivalent to $83,332 in today’s dollars.
There is no information about how Katie Cleage’s life changed after receiving her pension. She does not appear in any more news stories.
Information from Katie Cleage’s Pension file. The newspaper clipping is from Ancestry.com
For links to the other posts in this series, click this link – Katie Cleage’s Pension Hearing