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90-Year-Old Twins Die 2 Hours Apart on Christmas

Illinois sisters had married brothers
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 2, 2015 6:00 PM CST
90-Year-Old Twins Die 2 Hours Apart on Christmas

(Newser) – They entered the world together and left it pretty much the same way, reports ABC11: Twin sisters Mary Dickson and Martha Dixon died Christmas morning about two hours apart in Granite City, Illinois, at the age of 90. The sisters had lived together in their final years, with a granddaughter telling Fox2Now that they "fought like sisters but loved each other like sisters." Why the last names that sound alike but are spelled differently? They married brothers, naturally, but one brother tweaked his name's spelling so he could re-enlist in the military. Both husbands died years ago.

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Mary's daughter says her mom died as the song "Santa Baby" was playing, and explains the significance: "When my dad passed away, she never really talked about him, but she kept asking me, 'Have you found me a man yet?' And I told her two weeks ago, I said, 'Mom, if you're really good, maybe Santa will bring you one for Christmas.' And he did. He took her home to my dad." (Read more twins stories.)

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