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
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I’m happy to read that Katie received her Widows Pension.
It was a long time coming, wasn’t it?
Yay! Very happy for her!
If only this was fiction and she lived happily ever after.
I hope she was finally comfortable for the rest of her life.
I hope so too. I just have an uneasy feeling someone tricked her out of all that money. At least she would have still had the monthly checks though.
Hey Katie got some of her husband’s pension, I bet it was supposed to be more. Thank GOD! I wish I could tell my family story like you do.
If you read “Dropped from the rolls” (link above) you will see what happened next.
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