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Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All Characters & Character Analysis

Allan Gurganus
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Lucy Marsden

Lucy Marsden was born in 1885. She grew up in Falls, North Carolina and was an only child. Lucy was born to a prosperous family and was fifteen years of age when she first became interested in Will Marsden, who was close to fifty at the time. They married and honeymooned in Georgia near Atlanta and return to live in the Marsden home. Lucy meets Castiglia, Will's maid, who used to be his mother's slave. She has a hard time getting along with Cassie, who Will soon fires, just as Cassie learns that she is pregnant with the first of nine children. Cassie delivers all of Lucy's children and becomes a friend of hers. Lucy's mother had come from a wealthy family but married the poor farmer, Samuel Honicott. As a child, Lucy picked up many of her father's habits, including the use of the ward 'ain't'. This...

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